An Irish Coffee is basically a Hot Toddy with coffee instead of water that is topped with a float of lightly whipped cream. It is enormously satisfying. The key to pulling it off is the floating of the cream. All of which is covered here: Check out the new Irish Coffee Page! Then we have the Sidecar, a 1920's classic comprised of cognac, Cointreau and lemon juice. It's a rare cocktail that straddles the fence between bright and refreshing, as well as stiff and spirit-forwa
If you’ve never had one before, the Last Word is unlike anything you’re ever tasted. It is sharp, bracing, with strong herbaceous flavors that walk right up to the line of being too intense but, instead of crossing it, settle comfortably into intriguing and delicious territory, leaving you wanting more. It's a quirky recipe. Instead of the traditional 2 ounces of a base spirit followed by a cast of supporting components, each of it’s 4 ingredients share the load with equal
Not many cocktails succeed as both a satisfying recreational beverage and effective cold remedy, but the Hot Toddy is certainly one of them, perhaps the only one. On the new page is my personal recipe, which calls for a few additions to the classic - cinnamon syrup, bitters and a bit of orange peel, though the traditional version is there as well, as is advice on how to get the drink piping hot! Check Out the new Hot Toddy Page!
This is really more a guide than a page, which is fitting for the most popular cocktail of all time. On it, are recipes for the many different ways a Martini can be prepared - classic, dry, dirty, etc. Plus details on some of my favorite brands, spirit to vermouth ratios, garnish options and a list of fifteen (15!) Martini variations, including the Martinez, Vesper, Gibson, plus a couple of my own creations. Finally, there's a look into the issue of shaking vs. stirring, i
The pages clustered under the Getting Started tab now have their own main page just like the Recipes, Tools, Techniques and Liquor Guide sections. This gallery now serves as on overview of all the pages in the section and you can hover over the images for a brief preview of what you'll find one each one. Check it out!
The dead of winter may not be the ideal time to be thinking about Mint Juleps but this page was already 75% finished and somehow I found myself working on it after Christmas last week. Now of course I'm ready, and thirsty, for Spring. The Mint Julep is one of the oldest and tastiest cocktails around. It’s also one of the simplest. There are only 3 ingredients, 4 if you count the ice, and it is prepared right in the glass it’s served in. On the new page, in addition to th