Vintage Cocktail Project: The Fred Collins Fizz

Things got a bit complicated for me on this one. First of all, the Collins family just needs to throw their own reunion. Fred, Tom, John, Harry . . . all part of a big family of cocktails. Mama Collins must be so proud of her sons. Obviously the most popular family member is Tom. …

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It Begins…The Alamagoozlum Cocktail

The first cocktail in Ted Haigh’s ode to classic cocktails, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie and Beyond, is the Alamagoozlum cocktail.  This unusual concoction first appeared in the cheeky The Gentleman’s Companion, or Around the World with Jigger, Beaker, and Flask in 1939 under the name “J. Pierpont Morgan’s Alamagoozlum: … Continue reading It Begins…The Alamagoozlum Cocktail

Ted Haigh’s homage to forgotten cocktails provides a road map for some libatious adventures in 2011

Ted Haigh (aka Dr. Cocktail) may be this century’s Jerry Thomas when it comes to the world of cocktails. In 2004 he published the now classic book, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie and Beyond. In 2009 he released a beautiful new and vastly expanded edition of the book with … Continue reading Ted Haigh’s homage to forgotten cocktails provides a road map for some libatious adventures in 2011