Tag: lemon

Jack Rose

The other day, the booze fairy delivered a bottle of Laird’s Applejack. Well, OK, it wasn’t actually the booze fairy, but rather a good friend “paying” us for some technology

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

Chimp In Orbit

Chimp In Orbit, huh? This ought to be good! It’s a really odd name for a drink. So, why monkeys in space? This week in history. . . We were

Whiskey Smash

This past week we wrote about the Whiskey Sour, a classic recipe that, if prepared properly, exhibits a lusciously smooth mouth-feel and a wonderful foamy head—not to mention an important

Whiskey Sour

It might not sound like a very exciting drink this week, but chances are you have never had this drink properly prepared. A well-executed Whiskey Sour has the perfect balance

The Scofflaw

Prohibition was enacted in 1919 but didn’t go into effect until January of 1920. The thirteen years that followed should have hurt the popularity of cocktails, but limited availability and

20th Century Cocktail

Overview We have thought about this for a while now and finally decided that the new year is a perfect opportunity to start posting a Drink Of The Week (DOTW).

Pomegranates and How to Make Grenadine

This time of the year, at least in Minnesota, you start to see fresh pomegranates in the produce section of supermarkets. When we spotted boxes of them at Costco the

How to make Tonic Water

We were never a Gin & Tonic fan, but all of that changed last year when we read Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s post about making tonic from scratch. Of course, his wasn’t

How to make Limoncello

Perhaps you’ve seen it around. Maybe you’ve tried it yourself, or if you have been to Italy, maybe you remember how it arrived after your meal, compliments of the chef.

Lavender Lemon Drop Cocktail

The Lemon Drop cocktail is actually quite new when you compare it to the age of some of the classics. Its invention is attributed to Henry Africa’s in San Francisco which

All Of This Basil

One thing we look forward to every spring is our own fresh herbs. We can’t wait to get mint planted, rosemary, thyme, basil and the rest. But by the time