Articles Tagged: classic cocktails

Rothman & Winter Creme de Violette Review

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Crème de violette was a part of pre-Prohibition American cocktails like the Aviation and Blue Moon. Until a couple years ago, it was no longer available in the U.S. Rothman & Winter is now ensuring we get our pretty purple cocktails, and its crème de violette is widely available for under $25.

Made with violets, it has a light floral aroma and a pleasing sweet taste. If you like old-fashioned violet candies, you’ll love crème … Read more

Brooklyn Cocktail

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Blood and Sand

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This prohibition era cocktail was named after the 1922 film Blood and Sand, the story of a young boy who becomes a famous bull fighter staring Rudolph Valentino.

It seems like an odd mixture, but it works. What you get is a well balanced drink with a hint of fruitiness and some kick.

Top bartender Dale DeGroff tells the the story of how he thought it would be “godawful” until he tried it. So good, … Read more

Satan’s Whiskers

Mixology Monday time again. We are hosted this month by Vidiot at Cocktailians who choose Vermouth as our theme. This includes sweet (Italian) or dry (French) vermouth, quinquina, aperitif wines, or any fortified, aromatized wine such as Lillet or Dubonnet.

With Halloween upon us I figured I could scare up something. I decided to go with this classic 1920s cocktail “Satan’s Whiskers” a gin cocktail sporting both dry and sweet vermouth, orange juice, Grand Marnier … Read more

Vodka Gimlet

For a classic Gimlet, substitute gin for vodka.

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Moscow Mule

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Mojito

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The national drink of Cuba!

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Mai Tai

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A big thanks to “Trader” Vic Bergeron. ALOHA!

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Cuba Libre

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It’s all in the lime, baby!

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Rickey

This one was created in the late 1800s in Washington, DC.

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