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?
‘Tis the season to celebrate, so we thought we’d share with you a few of our favorite cocktail creations to get you in the holiday spirit. Each represent favorite memories and tastes that echo this time of year. To read about our inspiration for each libation follow the title link; otherwise, enjoy the recipes to … Continue reading Decking the Halls with Cocktails
While Katruska and I usually focus on creating and enjoying hand-crafted cocktails, there are times when only a fine liquor sipped slowly will do. Most of the time when this mood hits we turn to bourbons (Bulleit, Black Maple Hill, Elijah Craig, etc.) or single-malt scotches (Dalwhinne, Laphroaig, Highland Park, etc.). As National Cognac Day … Continue reading Celebrating National Cognac Day
Once upon a time, there lived a poor woman and her son in Seville, Spain. This boy’s name was Juan and he had a dream of becoming a famous bull fighter. So, he pursued his impossible dream against his mother’s wishes and became one of the most prominent toreador’s in all of Spain. When became … Continue reading Vintage Cocktail Project: Blood and Sand
In 1918, Count Arnaud Cazenave, opened the doors to his famous (at times infamous) Arnaud’s on the Rue Bienville in New Orleans. Although he had no actual claim to royalty, he used his self-imposed title to start a restaurant with the goal of serving high quality Creole cooking. But, he was also a man that believed … Continue reading Vintage Cocktail Project: Arnaud’s Special Cocktail