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1 ½ oz Bombay Sapphire gin
4 mint leaves
3 myrtle leaves
½ oz honey syrup
Muddle all and build/stir through with cracked ice in a stemmed rocks glass. Garnish with a blackberry and sprig of myrtle.
Courtesy of Bombay Sapphire Gin.
Now that spring is in full bloom, it’s time to take advantage of all the fresh cocktail ingredients available to us!
I used fresh lemons and lemon verbena along with Tru2 Organic Gin, which is highly recommend for this cocktail (and others, for that matter). Lemon verbena has a flavor that is like a mild mint with a lemony finish, so we thought it would be perfect for muddling and mixing. And I was right.… Read more
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
By Carly Wray
This article originally appeared in TheSpir.it.
Old-man bars live and die by their regulars. Not regulars as in the guy behind the counter sort of remembers your order from your last visit—regulars as in Charlie’s been sitting on that stool since the end of the Nixon administration. The bartender knows his kids, busts his chops, and pours his drinks as stiff as he did … Read more
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