Twentieth Century Cocktail – Recipe

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY COCKTAIL Gin and Chocolate – A Surprising Pairing The Twentieth Century Cocktail still seems fresh even though we are a fifth of the way into the twenty first. This cocktail relies on the surprising combination of gin and chocolate. It first appeared in the Cafe Royale Bar Book in 1937. A century…

Sidecar Cocktail Recipe

Sidecar Cocktail Recipe A Classic Brandy Daisy The Sidecar is an interesting drink. It started showing up around the end of World War I. I takes its name from the motorcycle sidecar. The Ritz Hotel in Paris claims to be the place where the drink was created. It is a delicious blend of Cognac, Cointreau…

Rhubarb Cocktail

Rhubarb Cocktail Rhubarb Sour Recipe This is a Rhubarb Cocktail made with gin and a homemade rhubarb cordial. The recipe was developed spur of the moment for an event. I had been working with some rhubarb cordial and nothing was really working. Finally at the last minute I just went with a classic gin sour.…

Meet the Daisy Cocktail Family

Daisy Cocktail When you know how to make a Daisy you know how to make dozens of other cocktails The Gin Daisy is having a moment. After 120 years it has finally made it into the Oxford English Dictionary. The first citation the OED quotes is from 1887. 130 years later it is now officially…

Clover Club Cocktail

Print Clover Club Cocktail Ingredients 2 ounces London dry gin 3/4 ounce raspberry syrup 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice 1 egg white 4 fresh raspberries Instructions Add egg white, gin, raspberry syrup and lemon juice to an empty shaker. Dry shake the ingredients for 10 – 20 seconds to emulsify and froth the egg white.…

Orgeat Punch

I was flipping through Jerry Thomas’ Bon Vivant’s Companion looking for another recipe when I came across this recipe for Orgeat Punch. I thought I’d share it here. Sweet almond syrup, brandy, and a port wine float. Print Auto Draft Ingredients 1 1/2 oz brandy 3/4 oz orgeat syrup 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice port wine…

Infante Cocktail Recipe – A Classic Tequila Drink

Infante Cocktail Recipe The Infante is a classic tequila drink. The Infante cocktail recipe calls for tequila, orgeat syrup, lime juice, orange blossom water, and nutmeg. The formula puts it squarely in the sour cocktail family. It is a close enough relative to the Margarita that you might call it a variation. If you want to…