Explorations in Mixology Cocktails Drinking

Author: Randy Hanson

Bourbon Renewal Renewal

The effect of the pandemic on bars and restaurants has been sad and frustrating over the past couple of years. Despite efforts to enable cocktails to go or to raise

Paper Plane

Way back in December of 2010, we wrote about a cocktail to commemorate the Wright brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk. That drink was the Paper Airplane. Back then, we

Ice Pick

We have written about a lot of products and techniques over the years at Summit Sips, especially in the early spring when we seem to have our most innovative ideas.

House Menu

One of the joys of pursuing an interest in cocktails beyond building an inventory of ingredients is establishing a repertoire to share with others. As you amass a list of

Bergamot Negroni

We love a Negroni variant, and after picking up a bottle of Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto, we were pleased to find this tasty version. Traditionally an “equals” mixture of gin,

Hop Toad

We are going to sneak one more cocktail into 2021. This comes right out of the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book from 1935, and that makes it a classic. Yet, with

2021 Retrospective

As 2021 comes to a close we thought we would take a look back at the past twelve months and pick out a few highlights. It has definitely been another

Slope

The darker, colder months often set the mood for strong, spirit-driven sippers. Scrolling back through past recipes we have posted in late autumn or early winter, we typically select Manhattan-like

Revolver

The revolver is a modern classic created in San Francisco in the early 2000s by Jon Santer. The name of this cocktail is somewhat a play on words if you

Swearengen Sling

We were thumbing through the excellent book, Death & Co. and for some reason, this cocktail caught our attention. We immediately recognized the name, but it took a few moments

Elixir Craft Spirits

If you enjoy cocktails enough to mix them at home, chances are you have at least some interest in the ingredients required to make them. Whether it inspires you to

Cobble Hill

Described by its creator, Sam Ross as a summertime Manhattan, it is also one of the Brooklyn variants that always seem to top our lists of favorite cocktails. Drinks like