St. Paddy’s Day – Get it right

The day of our people has arrived . . . St. Paddy’s Day! Before you begin celebrating the day we commemorate St. Patrick (387-461 AD), let’s make sure you have a few facts straight so you don’t look ridiculous after a few drinks tomorrow. 1. It’s St. Paddy, not St. Patty It is Paddy, not …

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Mamie Yes, Mamie No?

The Mamie Taylor cocktail. Every heard of it? No? You’re not alone. This under-appreciated classic is not even on the menu of most modern hallowed halls of cocktails.  This long forgotten libation first appeared in print in The Bartender’s Book by Jack T0wnsend in 1952. However, by this point, the Mamie Taylor was already long … Continue reading Mamie Yes, Mamie No?

Toasting Bar Mistress Ada Coleman on International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day. It is a day to celebrate the achievements of women throughout history and across nations. Of course, when we ponder the achievements in the women’s movement, our thoughts turn to the fabulous Ada “Coley” Coleman. Ada Coleman, known to her friends and customers as “Coley,” is perhaps the most … Continue reading Toasting Bar Mistress Ada Coleman on International Women’s Day