The fifth drink in the list I’m working through, is one that I’ve actually never ordered, and I can’t tell you if I’ve even ever had one. I’ve combined two very similar ones here, based on the main ingredient, Coke. I’m talking about the highball classics Rum and Coke (aka Cuba Libre) and Bourbon and… Continue reading Something and Coke (aka Coketails)
The lovely number four in our top ten list is the Margarita. Tequila isn’t found in so many of the older classic cocktails, and apparently while the Margarita has existed since the 30s (or 40s or 50s, depending on which origin story you roll with), it didn’t become well known until the groovy 70s. It’s… Continue reading Margarita
A little while ago I did a post on gin and tonic being a very popular highball. I have one other cocktail in my repertoire that uses tonic, and so I got to wondering if people use tonic for anything other than G&Ts these days. It seems like a waste of a good mixer to… Continue reading Other Ways to Use Tonic
I follow quite a few cocktail bloggers (shocking, right?), and so I’ve come across Mixology Monday (MxMo) regularly. MxMo is a monthly cocktail challenge. It is quite similar to the Daring Kitchen cooking I used to do, although it is much less restrictive. With MxMo, someone picks a general theme, and you get to run… Continue reading Mixology Monday: Cocktails and Gelatin
Ah, the Old Fashioned. I’m so pleased that this came in as number three in my cocktail poll. This drink is much more my style than highballs. The Old Fashioned name came about in the 1880s, but comes from much earlier in the century. Originally in the early 1800s there was a newfangled drink called… Continue reading Old Fashioned
The second most popular drink in my cocktail poll is the Gin and Tonic. This is some classic stuff, which you can find everywhere today. It’s a refreshing highball drink that takes advantage of the interesting flavor profile of tonic water. Like the bucks I looked at previously, it’s an easy drink to make, assuming… Continue reading Gin and Tonic
In my little informal poll of what’s popular to drink, the Dark ‘N’ Stormy and the Moscow Mule, combined, came out on top. If you think about it, the ginger beer connection between the Dark ‘n’ Stormy and the Moscow Mule is obvious. So, I’m looking at both of these drinks together in the larger… Continue reading Buck, Mule, or Dark ‘N’ Stormy?