Gift baskets can be a fun way to give the gift of cocktails this holiday season. The idea is simple: Pick a cocktail your recipient will love, then get the ingredients and package them in a gift box or basket … along with copy of DIY Cocktails, of course. …Read More
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I love a nice Cognac cocktail in the winter! Here’s a classic that you don’t see around much that’s worth a try. The Brandy Crusta is a 19th-century cocktail that was the predecessor to the Sidecar. Like many great cocktails, it originated in New Orleans, so Peychaud’s is the perfect bitters for this concoction. Courtesy of Absolut Vodka.… Read more
December 5 marks the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. Whether you spend the evening in a modern-day speakeasy like San Francisco’s Bourbon & Branch or throw your own 1930s-themed party, it’s an anniversary worth celebrating!
New York’s Colony Club was one fancy speakeasy, with high-society clientele like the Vanderbilts coming to enjoy a cocktail or two on the sly. One of the most popular cocktails was the eponymous Colony Cocktail.