Explorations in Mixology Cocktails Drinking

Category: Classic Cocktails

Mamie Taylor

This week we feature a highball that is virtually unknown by most people, yet it is the foundation upon which many popular drinks are based. Our drink of the week

Be A Better Bitter Imbiber

It’s probably long overdue, but we finally decided to write a few words about the bitter side of the cocktail spectrum—this time to outline some specific ingredients that impose this

Vieux Carré

The Vieux Carré was first created in 1938 by Walter Bergeron, head bartender at the Hotel Monteleone which, in addition to housing the unusual rotating Carousel Bar, is considered the

Last Word

This installment of the Drink of the Week is actually the last drink of 2010. If you have been following along, that makes 52 cocktail recipes posted over the past

Irish Coffee

There’s more than one way to make Irish Coffee, and everyone who enjoys this winter warmer may have their own particular preference. However, it shouldn’t contain Irish Cream, nor any

Ward 8

Locke-Ober is the third oldest restaurant in Boston and the birthplace of our Drink of the Week. Supposedly invented in 1898 to honor one Martin M. Lomasney for winning the

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

Saratoga

It’s getting cooler now with October behind us, and once we set our clocks back, darkness will descend before the cocktail hour. For many, that’s a sign that winter is