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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The Old Fashioned

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The humble old fashioned. One of the simplest and most classic of cocktails, and also a personal favorite. It would be amiss for me not to share the recipe for making a proper old fashioned. So, in honor of World Cocktail Day* (May 13th), here is the recipe for the timeless old fashioned. Read more

Win a Signed Copy of The Old Fashioned, By Robert Simonson!

Renown New York Times cocktail writer, Robert Simonson, recently paid Tulsa, Oklahoma a visit to be a guest judge for Philbrook’s MIX fundraising event. He also found time to conduct a session (hosted by Valkyrie) on his new book, The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World’s First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore. If you’re a cocktail enthusiast you Read more