Articles Tagged: cocktail history

The 1820

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Founder of Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) Boston, Misty Kalkofen, created the 1820 to toast strong women who drink strong spirits in honor of International Women’s Day.

While women and men weren’t permitted to mingle in the bar until after prohibition, women like Texas Guinan have owned and operated taverns and been a part of cocktail culture for generations. Ada Coleman, for example, was the first head bartender at the esteemed … Read more

Hump Day Liquor Links

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Random drinking links? Yep, we got that.

    The Famous Grouse becomes a bit more famous.
    Eatocracy shares its guide to stocking your bar for a happy, sane holiday.
    Flying is getting boozier at the airport and in the air.
    Tipsy Wine Testing Glass.
    The stories behind 11 famous cocktails.
    A gift guide for the serious imbiber from, well, Serious Eats.
    More random drinking facts from Alcademics.
    Alcoholic whipped cream. What can we say? What? Anyone?
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Churro Margarita

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February 22 is National Margarita Day, so of course we’re gonna have a margarita recipe this week. Sure,  this isn’t a “traditional” margarita, but who doesn’t like churros? The tequila blends well with the Licor 43 and Irish Creme, replacing lime juice and Tuaca is nice substitute for triple sec.

Ever wonder where the Margarita came from?

Though we may never be sure of its true origin. The most popular anecdote claims that Carlos “Danny” … Read more

International Cachaca Day

Today June 12th, marks the anniversary of a tragedy committed over 250 years ago.

In 1744, the Portuguese Crown declared that the production, distribution, and sale of cachaça, Brazil’s noble spirit, would be illegal in the Portuguese Colony of Brazil. Fortunately for us all, the Brazilians rebelled and the virtues of cachaça won.

Still over 250 years later, cachaça, is still being tortured. Why, in many countries, including here in the United States, cachaça is … Read more

The Marpessa

 

 Cachaça is one of the hottest spirits this Summer thanks to the growing popularity of the caipirinha. Mixologists everywhere are quickly becoming fans of the spirit and taking cocktails way beyond the caipirinha and into unexplored and delicious territory.

This week’s drink is no exception. The “summer of cachaça” kicks off today, June 12th,

InternationalCachaça Day. The holiday was started by Sociedade Brasileira da cachaça, a Brasilian government organization. It was created to commemorate … Read more

Sazerac

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Mardi Gras is upon us and Fat Tuesday is around the corner. So why feature the classic New Orleans Cocktail. No, I’m not talking about a Hurricane, I am talking about the Sazerac one of the very first cocktail recipes in history. It was created in the 1830′s by Pharmacist Antoine Amedie Peychaud, as a way to deliver a dose of his “health” elixir, Peychaud’s Bitters. These bitters are still used today.

This classic cocktail … Read more