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Tales of the Cocktail: Bottled Carbonated Cocktails

Tales of the Cocktail: Bottled Carbonated Cocktails

Tales of the Cocktail just wrapped up, and we’re still recuperating from the haze of parties, seminars, tasting rooms and New Orleans in general. While nights consisted of events and some rather bacchanalian revelry, during the day we attended as many seminars as we could handle. These ranged from the…read more →

The Moonlight Cocktail

The Moonlight Cocktail

While doing a bit of light reading on the Aviation cocktail, I came across a drink created by Gary Regan that he dubbed the Moonlight Cocktail. According to Gary, “I merely took the Aviation formula and tweaked it a little. I used Cointreau instead of maraschino, and lime instead of…read more →

Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling was invented around 1910 by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel’s Long Bar in Singapore.  And like many classic drinks, the recipe was lost decades ago, resulting in bartenders scrambling to make an interpretation of the original ever since. Because this recipe is often misrepresented…read more →

Seelbach Cocktail

Seelbach Cocktail

The Seelbach is a pre-prohibition cocktail that originated at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, KY.  Lost to drinkers for nearly 80 years, the recipe was rediscovered in 1995. The drink is simple to make but fairly complex in flavor, with a whopping 14 dashes of bitters supplementing the bourbon and…read more →

Corpse Reviver #2

Corpse Reviver #2

This aptly named cocktail traces its origin back to the days when drinking in the morning didn’t have a stigma. When cocktails were breakfast drinks and every man, woman and likely a few children started their day with a smile and a stumble. Around the turn of the twentieth century,…read more →

Sidecar Cocktail

Sidecar Cocktail

The sidecar is one of six basic drinks listed in David Embury’s The  Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. Comprised of just cognac, Cointreau and lemon juice, the proportions of each ingredient have changed with time. The original drink is cited as having contained equal parts of all three components, which…read more →