Category: former feature

Chartreuse Swizzle

A good friend of ours has been reading a collection of short stories by PG Wodehouse about a character named Bertie Wooster and his valet, Jeeves. He came across a

How to make Falernum

So, maybe you never made the tonic, or perhaps limoncello isn’t your thing. Did you at least make simple syrup? Here’s a recipe for something that’s really easy. It’s a

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,

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

Gin Red Basil Smash

We simply couldn’t let the summer slip by without featuring our favorite summer drink, the Gin Basil Smash, but this time with a twist. We mentioned this drink last year,

Blood and Sand

You just don’t find many cocktails made with Scotch whisky. Perhaps it’s hard to produce combinations that work well together considering the prominent flavors that are typical of any good

Martinez

You may be wondering, Martinez? Don’t you mean Martini? Well, we mean both. You see, the origin of the Martini is somewhat fuzzy, but almost everyone agrees that the Martini

Southside

About this time of year we start longing for the Gin Basil Smash, but our basil is just barely getting started. Mint, on the other hand, gets established quickly, and

Negroni

At long last, we are finally posting the Negroni for the Drink of the Week. We are finding that there are just too many interesting twists on this classic that

Sidecar

We had originally wanted to feature the Brandy Crusta for the Drink of the Week, but the key to that cocktail is getting a full peel of a lemon to

Ramos Gin Fizz

Well, it’s Mardi Gras week, and although we just finished celebrating the Winter Carnival here in St. Paul, New Orleans is just getting started with their own annual festival. This

Daiquiri

It seems like every week when we mention a drink, we have to qualify it with the fact that this one is different than what you are used to. Take