This drink was created by Phil Ward around the time St-Germain was introduced (circa 2007). This elderflower liqueur took the bartending world by storm and added a new flavor into mixologists palettes everywhere. I personally love it. The Old-Fashioned is my “desert island” drink, and I love to taste as well as make new variations of it. This gin version […]
I have searched online and through my library of cocktail books, but the origins of this cocktail are pretty elusive. I do know it hails from Barbados and beautifully showcases velvet falernum. The black strap rum gives this cocktail it’s crude oil hue, thus it’s name. Perhaps not a name that makes you want to run to the liquor cabinet, […]
I apologize for the length of time between this and my last post. I should have been better prepared with something to post from afar, as David and I have kind of been all over the place lately enjoying old friends, new friends, and family from Ohio, Canada, Boston and everywhere in between! Summer is such […]
I’m sorry to tell you my friends, I just had no time this week to make a mint julep for the upcoming Kentucky Derby. I even got my first pretty julep cup and all, but time just seemed to slip through my fingers- not a bad thing when the busy week has been fun and […]
A classic that hasn’t changed in 150 years. To me, it is the perfect drink for ringing in the New Year. It is an elegant cocktail that impresses with its simplicity. I wish you all a New Year filled with Joy, Imagination, New Adventures, Love, and Laughter.
I was intrigued by this pine syrup the minute I read about it. To me, it sounded like the perfect ingredient to bring a bit of ‘winter’ to my cold weather cocktails. Imagine the tastes of fresh pine, woody spices and a hint of citrus swirling about in a simple syrup. It really is pretty […]
This well-balanced cocktail was created by the bartenders at Employees Only, in New York. It’s named for the wasps that swarm around agave farms and tequila distilleries. I took a few liberties with the recipe, but only because I wanted to use what I already had in my cabinet. Until I get yellow chartreuse, I have just been […]
According to the rare Bartender’s Manual by Harry Johnson published in 1900, this cocktail was a favorite with the English living in East India. This is one smooth drink with a sophisticated tropical flavor.