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Summer Fruit Cocktails

Summer is quickly approaching and the summer fruits are ripening. June is the time of making trips to Huber’s Winery and Orchard to get fresh strawberries and the annual visit from the Georgia-based peach truck. Blackberries and raspberries will quickly... Continue Reading →

Gin Cocktails

Rosemary likes a good gin cocktail. One of her favorite events I did was at The Filson Historical Society for Repeal Day when we made a Gin and Tonic with a 1930s Gordon Gin. Her question for me is why... Continue Reading →

Derby Day Cocktails

Joy Perrine was a local legend as the bartender at Jack’s since the early 1980s. She passed away over a year ago now, but is still remembered in Louisville for her excellent cocktails made at Jack’s. Derby was a favorite... Continue Reading →

Pre-Prohibition Applejack Cocktails

The term “applejack” is hard to define. I have read or heard several different definitions. One source says apple jack is made by freeze distillation – the process of taking hard apple cider and sitting it outside on a sub-freezing... Continue Reading →

Hot Drinks

It is January and cold weather is upon us. Hot drinks have always been associated with this time of year so I thought I would look back to see what hot drinks were drunk in the past. I decided to... Continue Reading →

Holiday Cocktails For 2020

The year 2020 has been an unpleasant year. The holidays will be spent with the threat of Covid 19 hanging over any small gatherings and smart people are staying within their social bubbles. That will mean smaller, spatially distanced, social... Continue Reading →

Brand History – Old Mr. Boston

In my monthly cocktail blogs, I often make reference to recipes from the Old Mr. Boston DeLuxe Official Bartender’s Guide. This Is a Very familiar title to those readers who are professional bartenders, and you probably own at least one... Continue Reading →

The Sazerac Cocktail

The Sazerac Cocktail was first made in New Orleans at the Sazerac Coffee House. It is said that Aaron Bird, the proprietor of the Sazerac Coffee House created the drink in the 1850s. It was named for the cognac, Sazerac-de-Forge... Continue Reading →

The Manhattan Cocktail

A couple of years ago, Maggie and Rosemary did a series of blog posts discussing the Manhattan Cocktail titled the “Barefoot Manhattans”. Each blog looked at the different components of the Manhattan as they decided which product should be used... Continue Reading →

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