Corpse Reviver No 1

Though not as popular as the Corpse Reviver No 2 (see below), this smooth, brandy forward cocktail to wake the dead is worthy of attention. It was first listed in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Handbook in the 1930’s. This cocktail according to Harry, is “to be taken before 11 a.m., or whenever steam and energy […]

Jack Rose

It’s almost Thanksgiving! I love the day before Thanksgiving. David and I are usually packing bags and getting ready to drive to Ohio and spend time with family. The anticipation of seeing everyone, eating and drinking together, playing games while it’s cold outside and Christmas being just around the corner-it all fills me with a warm, […]

Diamondback

This high octane classic first appeared in Ted Saucier’s Bottom’s Up. Apparently it was named after the Diamondback Lounge in Maryland’s Lord Baltimore Hotel. I’ve made the PDT version whose amounts possibly differ from Saucier’s.  (A bit more whiskey, a bit less chartreuse and apple brandy.) This is a serious tipple,  so if you’re not up […]