Category: Classic Cocktails

Twelve Mile Limit

This weekend is Repeal Day, the anniversary of the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution which ended Prohibition. Since the day is not quite upon us, we thought we would

Repeal Day 2010

Others may have written about it before me, but this year we thought we would do our part to promote this day of celebration. Repeal Day, otherwise known as December

Boulevardier

A few weeks ago, someone mentioned the Boulevardier cocktail in a comment. It’s a drink that we first read about in Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, and one

Fog Cutter

Last weekend we got hit with our first snow in the Twin Cities, and although we previously mentioned how the colder, darker months inspire spiritous cocktails, this time the shoveling

Templeton Rye, The Good Stuff

It’s Whiskey It may seem like a broad category with all of the different styles made throughout the world, but once you understand the basic steps of production, whiskey isn’t

Zombie

It’s the last of the Halloween cocktails, and we are finishing with a good one, the Zombie. This is another Tiki classic, but like many others in its class, this

Satan’s Whiskers

As the end of October draws near, we continue to feature the scary, the evil and the ghoulish for your Halloween drinking pleasure, even if it’s just the names that

Corpse Reviver #2

We are already a full week into October, and this being the second scariest month of the year (beware of Income Tax April), it seemed fitting to feature cocktails that

Japanese

We are hoping that some of you decided to make orgeat syrup a while back when we posted the recipe and featured the Mai Tai as the Drink of the

Vesper

This week we want to keep it short and sweet. The Vesper, or as some call it, the Vesper Lynd, is a drink named after a Bond girl. In fact,

Punch Drunk

We wanted to write a few words about our experiments with Punch. As the tagline suggests, Summit Sips is about exploring the mysteries of mixology. Whether or not you like

Aviation

We have been waiting all year to post this cocktail because we wanted to do so at an appropriate time. We thought about wating until the Wright brothers’ anniversary of