This week the legendary Elaine Stritch turned 87 years old. In honor of her birthday, we take a look at a drink she helped regain some popularity – The Vodka Stinger. In 1970, Stritch took on the role of Joanne in Stephen Sondheim’s Company and delivered the big 11:00 number, “The Ladies Who Lunch.” Another … Continue reading Another Vodka Stinger?
The phrase “East India” in the late 1800s conjured up exotic images of ancient cultures, mysterious religions, and cocktails. Well, at least one…cocktail that is. The original East India Cocktail recipe first appeared in Harry Johnson’s book New and Improved Bartender’s Manual in 1882 and it was an amalgamation of liquors from many parts of … Continue reading Vintage Cocktail Project: East India Cocktail
When is a coffee cocktail not a coffee cocktail? Maybe when it hasn’t a drop of coffee in the recipe? And when is a pre-prohibition drink without bitters actually a cocktail? These were our initial questions when we reached drink number 20 in our project. Technically, when cocktails were originated, they had to be a … Continue reading Vintage Cocktail Project: The Coffee Cocktail