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Friday Cocktail

28 April 2017

It may be the most famous riddle of them all: “What being, with only one voice, has sometimes two feet, sometimes three, sometimes four, and is weakest when it has the most?” Celebrate the answer and the mystery of life with the Sphinx cocktail! Oedipus famously vanquished the Sphinx of legend with the answer to… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

St. Patrick’s Day on a Friday? The perfect time for a cocktail. And though it’s not green, a Black and Red cocktail is a quick and easy drink to serve up to toast the holiday (and the after 5:00pm hour). The Black and Red is a variation of a Manhattan with the key difference being… Read More ›

Gone with the Wind Cocktails

Let’s start of the month of February with a quartet of drinks that will be perfect to enjoy around Valentine’s Day! Try a Scarlett O’Hara, Rhett Butler, Melanie Hamilton or Ashley Wilkes! That’s right each of the four main characters of Margaret Mitchell’s classic 1936 novel (or its 1939 movie adaptation) Gone With the Wind… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Resurrect your spirits and celebrate a new year, new life with a Reincarnation cocktail! Do you remember your past life? How about the Bridey Murphy craze? In 1952, hypnotist Morey Bernstein put seemingly ordinary American housewife Virginia Tighe (1923-1995) in a trance. During a session of hypnotic regression, Tighe recounted startling revelations of her past… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Celebrate the end of hectic holidays, wintry nights and days, or take a chill with a Winter White Cosmo. This cocktail has been available seasonally on Bonefish Grill’s specialty drink list for a few years now. It’s a variation of a traditional Cosmopolitan with a few twists, namely white cranberry juice and St. Germain, a… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Summer often brings thunderstorms, so why not try a Thunderclap for a Friday cocktail? This cocktail dates back at least as far as the early 1960s, appearing in the 1964 edition of Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Guide. The guide doesn’t specify what type of whiskey. And while most recipes call for blended whiskey,… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Cheers to this Friday’s cocktail, an Old Pal. Now this one’s interesting. In my trusty 1964 edition of Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Guide, the recipe calls for Grenadine and doesn’t specify the type of whiskey. But nearly every other recipe I’ve seen cites Campari, rye whiskey, and dry vermouth as the key… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Try something a little daring this Friday and enjoy a Between the Sheets cocktail. This classic cocktail, a variation of the Sidecar, dates back to the 1930s. Credit for its creation is often given to famous bartender Harry MacElhone, who served it up at his eponymous Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. However, some stories… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Is it time for a Friday cocktail? If so, try the classic Ramos Gin Fizz. It’s a frothy drink with a slight sweet and citrus taste. It’s also one of the oldest cocktails. Fizz drinks have been around since the 1880s, and became even more popular around the turn of the century. Gin Fizzes are… Read More ›

Cocktail Special

Classic cocktails were on tap at the Aster Pantry & Parlor on Sunday afternoon, April 17th to celebrate the restoration of the Hotel Syracuse. The demonstration, sponsored by the Onondaga Historical Association, featured five cocktails. A crowd of about 40 people, including yours truly, witnessed how they were made before sampling a taste of each… Read More ›

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