So, I've ignored this spirit long enough. It's my fault tequila doesn't hold a place on my bar. I usually keep vodka, whisk(e)y and gin in the three decanters that occupy the prime real estate on my bar.
The fact that I own tequila and rarely use it is something of
Back to back weeks featuring drinks from Manhattan. We're not making a Manhattan however. We're mixing up something a bit different. This week's cocktail is a Peacock Alley Martinez from the Waldorf Astoria Bar Book by Frank Caiafa. I first heard of this magical concoction from the New York Times,
Greetings fellow drinkers. This week's drink is another pre-prohibition classic. I decided that after the last couple weeks of going a little off the board and exploring the cocktail spectrum, we'd go old school, and not because I now have a bottle of Fernet Branca and need an excuse to
Happy Kentucky Derby eve! In honor of the "most exciting two minutes in sports", and that Kentucky is home to America's Official Spirit, it's only right that we drink copious amounts of bourbon this weekend. Since the vast majority of people are sipping mint juleps, I think we should stand
I am a bit of a history nerd. I've successfully tied in a bit of history to the cocktail of the week before, and intend to do so again this week. Late April in 1975, the city of Saigon fell, and the thirty year conflict in Vietnam finally came to
Monday was not a good day for the people of Paris. It really can't be when history is literally going up in flames. For Parisians, Notre-Dame is more than just a cathedral. It performs its function as a house of worship quite well, but it serves as a monument to
Rigged elections? Cheating? In Boston? Shocking, I know. But that is how the Ward 8 was born. The drink was named after Boston's 8th Ward, which was located in the neighborhood now known as the West End. A bar called the Locke-Ober created the drink in 1898 in homage to
Happy Friday everyone. The warmer weather is finally upon (most of) us, especially in the Northeast. With the temperatures rising, I thought it was time to add some heat to my cocktails and explore some spicy beverages. My first thought was a drink I've had numerous times at a bar
Gin or vodka? Shaken or stirred? Garnish? I can't think of a cocktail that has more variations, and sparks more debate than a martini. Arguments over what goes into it, is it shaken or stirred (Thanks Ian Fleming) are commonplace, and any source you choose to check will probably tell
Happy Friday drinkers. Hopefully the majority of you are working from home watching the tournament, debating on daydrinking options. I feel an obligation to provide some inspiration in this area. This week, we're breaking out the rum and making El Presidente. This recipe is a request from a friend who I'm trying
Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to St. Patrick's Day weekend. This week, we're taking some light beer, green food coloring, and throwing that shit in the trash where it belongs, right next to offensively named drinks such as the Irish Car Bomb, and (although delicious) Black and Tan.
We're focusing on
Welcome back drinkers. This week we're deviating from the cocktail books I've been looking at for inspiration. That's because we've got our first user submission to the Cocktail of the Week. Rikki Tikki Deadly, the master of the request line himself, sent me this recipe of a cocktail that he came up