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It might be hard to believe today, but cognac was as popular through the end of the 19th century as vodka is today! In fact, cognac was the original “must have” spirit and it was hard for cognac producers to meet demand.
Mr. Burke was very particular and fastidious in his instructions. This trait shines through in his instructions from eating while drinking, whether those drinks are wine or cocktails, to the number of shakes or stirs to execute the perfect cocktail. According to Mr. Burke, cocktails should accompany appetizers and he provides a number of appetizer recipes. Interestingly enough, a number of these recipes call for anchovies, something that most Americans wouldn’t touch with a ten foot poll in the 21st century but that are so delicious if you give them a try.
2 oz Camus VS Elegance Cognac
1 oz sweet & sour mix
1 oz Grand Marnier
Combine all in a shaker with ice; strain into a small rocks glass with salted rim. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Courtesy of Camus VS Elegance Cognac.… Read more
We can hardly believe it’s almost 2012! Check out this list of DOTW’s top 10 drinks of 2011. Where we show that drinks like the Appletini, Long Island Ice Tea and Flirtini aren’t dead at all…
You always hear people talking about what they would eat for their last meal or before they die. It got us thinking at DOTW, what would I drink before I died. Below are my top five, yes if I were dying I’d want all five. What are your top five cocktails?
Sidecar: My all time favorite drink. The Sidecar has held this spot for the past 15 years and I don’t know if it will
I was mulling over different ideas for an end-of-year post and landed on this fun list while looking at the year’s site activity. This list is as democratic as they come; it’s basically the top cocktails determined by views. The biggest surprise? The sidecar at #1, glad to see. It was always Rachel’s favorite. It knocked the much-derided Appletini from the top spot—it’s #2 this year—, a spot it had held for several years. So … Read more
Black Maple Hill is a damn fine, 95-proof bourbon at a damn fine price. My friends and I call it “the one that smells like bananas,” but there’s more to it than its tropical nose.
It starts out mellow on the tongue with a bit of a sweet, fruity taste and quickly brings on a little heat to let you know that, yes, this is Kentucky bourbon you’re drinking. The result is a solid, complex … Read more
It is Mixology Monday again and the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails, Boston, are hosting. The theme for this month’s party is “First Time” or what to serve a cocktail virgin for their first drink. What are the so-called gateway cocktails that turn one forever? Is it just a group of cocktails? Sure, as I think down my own path, there are the margaritas, gin and tonics and Jack and Coke’s that … Read more