Articles Tagged: Gin

Hendrick’s Quinetum Cordial

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I was recently summoned to the historic Haas-Lilienthal House in San Francisco for US unveiling of Hendrick’s Quinetum Cordial.  Created over several years by Hendrick’s Gin Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie, this quinine cordial was formulated to perfectly compliment Hendrick’s Gin. The recipe developed by Gracie was inspired by the work of 19th century chemist Thomas Whiffen. His pioneering work did much to develop the use of quinine in the 19th century.

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Corpse Reviver #2

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The Corpse Reviver #2 is one the most popular of the Corpse Reviver family of cocktails. It first appeared in famed barman, Harry Cradock’s, The Savoy Cocktail Book in the 1930s. The name tells tit all cocktail. This drink will revive your ‘corpse’ after a hard night of drinking. The Corpse Reviver #2 is the classic ‘Hair of the Dog’ approach to curing a hangover, keep on drinking! 

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Tom Collins

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The Tom Collins is a great drink to beat the heat on a hot Summer day and it a fascinating origin. Of course, the origin of the Tom Collins is disputed. 

Back in the Summer of 1974 bar patrons in the Northeastern United States began playing a practical joke on their friends know as the the Great Tom Collins Hoax of 1874 As the gag went, one friend would ask another if he knew Tom … Read more

Grapefruit Basil Martini

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A fruity martini to cool you off!

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Beers Knees

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The Beers Knees is a take on a classic cocktail. This refreshing beer cocktails is one of those unique drinks that both men and women will claim to love, and mean it.

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Cucumber Calypso

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This cocktail was inspired by a few factors. Most of all I wanted to take it in a different direction and have been experimenting with flavor combinations that one would think wouldn’t necessarily work well together. The 2 main keys are the bitters and cucumber syrup that play very nicely with each other. Using bitters as a main ingredient isn’t exactly the most common practice, adding that to cucumber syrup then adding gin which gives … Read more

Blessed Honeycomb Cocktail

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The Nature Conservancy is into Cocktail Culture! They had mixologist Ektoras Binikos create the Blessed Honeycomb Cocktail to celebrate Spring!

The cocktail uses single varietal honey from Bee Raw, which sources its honey from family-owned apiaries across the country. Each variety is derived from a single floral source, giving it distinct color, flavor and aroma; the Basswood honey used in this recipe features herbal notes and a clean finish.

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Zombie Peep Corpse Reviver

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This drink comes to us from The Drink Nation. Waht a prefect use for all those peeps! From the site:

The Corpse Reviver No. 2 is a traditional drink found in the storied The Savoy Cocktail Book from the 1930s, with a name that just happens to suit. We’ve combined this recipe with one of the season’s most ubiquitous and recognizable icons (at least in the U.S.), the Marshmallow Peep. We then plied the dark

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Old Sydney-Town Punch

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As we ease into Spring, we felt a good punch was in order.  Fresh and light, Bols Old Sydney-Town Punch is easy to prepare (hot or cold), this punch makes planning easy!

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Fog Cutter Cocktail

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The Fog Cutter Cocktail or Fogcutter Cocktail is a classic TIki drink.  It was created by Tony Ramos a bartender at Don the Beachcomber in Hollywood sometime in the 1930s.  Not for the faint of heart, they say if you are a bit foggy headed, this one will cut right through. 

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