Classic Cocktails

Ginger Beer Recipe

Brewing Your Own Ginger Beer Recipe Thanks to the Moscow Mule, good Ginger Beer is suddenly in demand. For good reason too. It’s delicious. Unfortunately supplies of really good ginger beer seem to be erratic at best. It is a good idea to have your own ginger beer recipe. My favorite is Royal Jamaican. It just…

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…

Mint Julep – Cocktail Recipe

Mint Julep “The zenith of man’s pleasure…the very dream of drinks.” The Mint Julep is designed for one thing. In the pre-air conditioning south it was the best way to cool off. A pile of crushed ice, bourbon and cooling mint served in a frosted silver cup. What better way to beat the heat? More…

Blackberry Recipe

Blackberry Shrub Recipe

Blackberry Shrub Recipe   Blackberry Shrub is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy great blackberry flavors year round. This blackberry shrub recipe features fresh blackberry, lime and thai basil. It is delicious and easy to make. What is a Shrub? If you are not familiar with shrubs you should get to know them, A…

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.…