Japanese Cocktail

Despite dating back to 1862 and being credited to the legendary bartender, Jerry Thomas, the Japanese cocktail isn’t one you’ll see on a menu at many cocktail bars. This simple combination of Cognac, orgeat (almond syrup), and bitters is on the sweeter end of the spectrum, but still offers some complexity.

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5 Green Chartreuse Cocktails for the True Enthusiast

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Green Chartreuse is the kryptonite of many cocktail enthusiasts – it’s certainly mine. If you’re not familiar with Chartreuse, here is the crash course. It’s a French herbal liqueur that’s made by Carthusian monks based on a recipe they purportedly received in 1605. The two types that you’ll see most often are yellow (40% ABV) and green (55% ABV), but there are other iterations that include aged and higher ABV bottlings. Yellow is the more mild version, while green is the bolder. 

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Billingsley Punch

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Alex Day of Death & Co. named this punch after famous ex-bootlegger, Sherman Billingsley. I’ve made this recipe a few times and have modified it slightly from the original based on the preferences of myself and my guests. I’m not saying the Death & Co. recipe is wrong, just that I’ve opted to make this punch a little less sweet and a tad more boozy. Read more

Exploring Nontraditional Cocktail Elements – Sage and Smoked Paprika

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Perhaps it’s the seasonal herbs or perhaps it’s synchronicity, but here I am enjoying another cocktail that features sage. I’ve also been on a smoked paprika kick in my cooking, and as outlandish as it may seem this cocktail perfectly combines Read more

3 Cocktails for Negroni Week 2016

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This year marks the 4th annual Negroni Week presented by Imbibe and Campari. What I particularly appreciate about this event is that it encourages local establishments to participate and donate to a local charity of their choice. The way it works is an establishment registers for the event stating Read more