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Book Review – The Savoy Cocktail Book

Prohibition in the United States drove many talented bartenders overseas to make a living. The result of this migration of talent is that cocktails became very popular in Europe. This led to a huge boost to the cocktail culture in... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Cocktails At The Brown Hotel

In the year 2000, then head chef Joe Castro of the Brown Hotel in Louisville published a recipe book titled From the Barrel to the Table; Cooking with Classic Kentucky Bourbons. The Brown Hotel has always had a very good... Continue Reading →

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 →

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