The Zombie came on the scene in the 1930s at Don the Beachcomber in Los Angles. Invented by the Beachcomber, the original recipe was held close to his heart. In fact, the following recipe is most likely an approximation. Due to the mystery surrounding the recipe, their are several variations of the Zombie Recipe.… Read more
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The mint julep and the Kentucky Derby have become synonymous, but how and why? The history of the Mint Julep can be traced back to the 1700s on the southern east coast of the United States. Some say it was an evolution of a Arab drink called made of water and rose petals called a Julab. Regardless, the first instance of the Mint Julep in print was in 1803s Travels of Four Years and a … Read more
The Super Bowl is almost here and our beloved 49ers are in for the first time in almost 20 years! We will be tailgating all week long! Not going to the game, you can tailgate right at home.
Go Niners!… Read more
I wanted to showcase Sesame in a cocktail and it was no easy task. There were many attempts to get to that final one. The final result is very nicely balanced and, the Sesame pairs really well with a good Brandy Egg Nog.… Read more
It’s that time of year again, the end of Day Light Savings. DLS was instituted in the last century so some rich folks could have an extra hour of day light after work so they could golf. Yay! It doesn’t really create any extra day light, although that’d be pretty cool if they could. So what to do? Drink, of course.
Enjoy!… Read more
If you love Tiki Drinks like we do, this is one of the grandaddies of the genre. Created by Don the Beachcomer in 1934, the recipe was top secret. Don even instituted a two Zombie limit to keep the competition from figuring it out. Maybe it could have been that they were really strong as well!
The recipe we have here was adapted by Tiki Historian Jeff Barry for his book, Sippin’ Safari, a must … Read more
Not only is September Bourbon Heritage Month, Jimmy Russell, Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller is celebrarting his 58th year making Bourbon. Here’s their twist on the venerable Manhattan.
Raise a toast to Jimmy for giving this fine Kentucky Bourbon. … Read more