Today’s adventure in vintageland (yes, I know it’s not a word) is courtesy of the Doctor Cocktail. It’s a cocktail born of the Trader Vic tradition, but heavily influenced by similar drinks created in 1936 at the Ritz Bar in Paris. It is a very simple drink with only three ingredients: rum, Swedish Punsch, and … Continue reading Vintage Cocktail Project: Doctor Cocktail
The good people at Marx Foods recently provided us with free samples of three exotic Japanese juices: Yuzu, Kabosu, and Sudachi. While we were familiar with Yuzu by name only, neither Nicky nor I had either heard of the other two juices. Loving a good challenge, we took our bottles of Japanese juices to the … Continue reading Japanese Juices and Cocktails make for happy mixology
The Ford Cocktail first appeared in George Kappeler’s Modern American Drinks in 1895. Kappeler at the time of publication was the head bartender at the famous Holland House Hotel in Manhattan. His book is thought by many cocktail enthusiasts to be one of the most important cocktail books from that era since it introduced many … Continue reading Vintage Cocktail Project – The Ford Cocktail
In recognition of Earth Day we felt compelled to look into organic ingredients and liquors. And, of course, it gave us the opportunity to create another libation of our own. While there are some organic liquors out there, it was surprising that there were not more distillers who operate in the “green” and produce eco-friendly … Continue reading Earth Day – I’ll drink to that!
In addition to being lovers of libation, Nicky and I are long-time theater enthusiasts who have spent way too much time in dark cavernous theaters trying to find our light. Which may explain the love of libation. I digress. Atlanta Lyric Theatre holds a special place in our hearts, so it was a pleasure to … Continue reading Raising the Curtain on “Lyric Lemonade”
I paid my income tax today I never felt so proud before To be right there with the millions more Who paid their income tax today . . . I paid my income tax today! – Irvin Berlin (performed by Danny Kaye) During World War II, our country saw a tremendous rise in the modern … Continue reading Vintage Cocktail Project: The Income Tax Cocktail
There are as many approaches toward a Manhattan as there are to, well, Manhattan itself. Bourbon or rye? Broadway or the Village? What type of vermouth? See a musical or a drama? Ice or straight up? Cab or subway? No wrong answers. Well, maybe a couple, but we won’t judge. Lately, we’ve had several requests … Continue reading I’ll Take Manhattan