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Please raise a glass to the greatest island in the world! Photo by Jackson Stakeman, originally published in DIY Cocktails.
This prohibition era cocktail was named after the 1922 film Blood and Sand, the story of a young boy who becomes a famous bull fighter staring Rudolph Valentino.
It seems like an odd mixture, but it works. What you get is a well balanced drink with a hint of fruitiness and some kick.
Top bartender Dale DeGroff tells the the story of how he thought it would be “godawful” until he tried it. So good, … Read more
Beam just introduced (ri)1 in the midst of rye whiskey’s comeback from more than 70 years in the shadows.
In the 19th and early 20th century, rye was the go-to liquor. Many traditional cocktails–like the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned–originated as rye cocktails.
But after Prohibition ended in 1933, American distillers turned all their attention to bourbon.
No one knows for sure why, but it could be because corn was cheaper than rye. It … Read more
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