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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A tribute to National Cognac Day!
This recipe was created by Head Bartender Joshua Pearson, at Sepia in Chicago, for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic live cocktail competition host Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) and The Cognac Trade Board (BNIC).
1 oz Moon Mountain Organic Vodka
1/4 oz sweet vermouth
1/4 oz Zwack
5 dashes Angostura Bitters
Pour Ketel One Oranje, sweet vermouth, Zwack and 5 dashes of Angostura Bitters into a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir gently. Garnish with lime.
Courtesy of Moon Mountain Organic Vodka.
Cocktail onions may seem like an outdated garnish. A lot of bars don’t even bother to stock them. However, when done right, they add a nice savory finish to a good stiff drink.
Of course, you can’t make a Gibson without them.
Check out this tasty and simple recipe.
Most of us have the day off tomorrow to honor our first president’s birthday. He was a whiskey distiller as well as a president, so we know he liked a nice drink. We’re garnishing with a cocktail cherry as a nod to the cherry tree he supposedly chopped down and then couldn’t lie about.
Here’s a cocktail to celebrate Presidents Day in style!
Rob Roy MacGregor (1670-1734) fought to protect the farmers’ way of life, earning the respect of this fellow Highlanders and a prison sentence for treason. He escaped (several times, actually) and lived the remainder of his life as an outlaw. The Rob Roy cocktail was created in 1894 to celebrate the opening of the Herald Square musical that paid homage to this Scottish folk hero. Courtesy of Dewar’s Scotch Whisky.
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