Tag: seltzer

El Diablo

Continuing our series of scary Halloween cocktails, we have the El Diablo, our Drink of the Week. We can’t get into a lot of history for this drink, because, frankly,

Suffering Bastard

As the summer fades, here’s a wonderful cocktail to help you hang on to just a little more fun in the sun. It’s usually regarded as a Tiki drink which

Dark and Stormy

There’s a good reason we are not referring to the Drink of the Week as a “Dark ‘n Stormy®”—we’re using “and” in our drink name because because the “n” version

Singapore Sling

Supposedly, July 27th was National Scotch Day. I know it’s not the most popular holiday, but the timing was pretty good (it was a coincidence, really) for describing the Scotch

The Soda Siphon

Call it a soda siphon, a syphon or a seltzer bottle—it’s a pressurized container for dispensing carbonated water. Remember The Three Stooges or the Marx Brothers shaking bottles and spraying

Negroni

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

The Collins

Before you turn away from the Collins, you must understand that this cocktail may be nothing like the one you are used to. It’s true that the past 40 years

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

How to make Tonic Water

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

Understanding Simple Syrup

If you have been reading along, you have probably seen me mention simple syrup. In most cases, I try to briefly explain, but you may be wondering, What is it?