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.
The number of cocktail books that came out in 2017 will make your head spin faster than 3 shots of cheap tequila. Here are my 4 favorites along with the reasons why. Read more
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
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