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?
Last week I sent out a simple question on social media asking what people’s three favorite cocktails are (this went out to Twitter and Facebook): https://twitter.com/add1sun/statuses/503521260908077057 I know it’s a hard choice to make. I asked the question because I know I have a pretty broad range of followers on my social media channels, and… Continue reading What are the Popular Cocktails People Actually Drink?
This recipe in Lommebogen and Savoy is designed for 6 people, using glasses for measurements, and so I broke it down to one drink size. The only difference in the books is that Café Royal does not include absinthe in its recipe. This looks like a nice riff on a dry martini, with some orange… Continue reading Yellow Daisy Cocktail
We’ve got gin and water, and some things to flavor that. Lommebogen goes big with lemon and orange juice, while the one from Café Royal and Savoy goes simple with some bitters. The Lommebogen one looks more appealing overall, but there isn’t any sweetener in here to balance the citrus. That doesn’t look so good… Continue reading Yale Cocktail
This is a classic drink which is basically a gin sour with the sugar swapped for curaçao, so I’m always game for that. Again, Axel is bringing on the sugar though. Equal amounts of curaçao and sweet and sour (half lemon juice/half sugar) sounds like way to much sugar for a sour drink. The Recipes… Continue reading White Lady Cocktail