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Friday Cocktail: Elderflower Sour

22 May 2020

As the temperatures warm up this Spring, cool off with a refreshing Elderflower Sour. This is a perfect cocktail for warm weather moments. And it doesn’t have to be a particularly sour one either. More on that later. This is a relatively newer cocktail. Most certainly post-2000 in creation. It likely dates to around 2007… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail: Fontainebleau

In the mood for something a little different, try the Fontainebleau. One night, upon deciding to have a cocktail and considering the ingredients I had on hand, I stumbled across the Fontainebleau in the Old Mr. Boston Deluxe Official Bartender’s Guide 1974 edition. Officially the drink is referred to as the Fontainebleau Special. It doesn’t… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail: Chrysanthemum

Looking for a fall-themed cocktail to try? This Friday, sample a Chrysanthemum. This classic cocktail dates back to an appearance in a recipe book by Hugo Ensslin published in 1916 and was apparently popular among American travelers on European cruise ships during Prohibition. Serious Eats has more details about this and a variation of the… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail: Corpse Reviver no. 1

The Poisoned Martini’s Friday Cocktail feature revives with the Corpse Reviver no. 1. There were several corpse reviver recipes that sprang up in the late 19th century through the early 20th century prior to Prohibition. Only four have survived to modern times, with the most popular version being the Corpse Reviver no. 2. This one… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail: Bijou

Enjoy a jewel of a cocktail this Friday with the elegant Bijou! The Bijou is a classic cocktail dating back to the 1890s. Professional bartender Harry Johnson is credited with the drink’s creation which is French for “jewel.” Apparently, the colors of the ingredients reminded Harry of jewels: gin (diamond), sweet vermouth (ruby), and green… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail: Barbary Coast

This Friday, experience the Barbary Coast in a glass. The Barbary Coast was the European term used from the 16th to 19th centuries for the coastal stretch of Northern Africa from present day Morocco to Libya. Barbary corsairs sailed the Mediterranean Sea during this period plundering merchant ships and raiding coastal towns. A tumultuous history… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail: the Mint Julep

Kick off the summer this Friday with the classic Mint Julep! Best enjoyed while dining al fresco or on a porch on a hot summer evening, the mint julep has a long history. This classic cocktail originated in the southern United States during the late 18th century. Traditionally it was served up in a silver… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Time for some monkey business for this Friday cocktail; try The Monkey Gland. It may sound unappealing, but the drink is actually rather enjoyable with its citrus-y flavor and hint of something more. That something more would be Absinthe. Seemingly the popular drink of choice for artists, poets, and writers of Jazz Age and earlier… Read More ›

Cocktail Special

‘Tis time for a cocktail, and what better choice than one called The Dubliner ? The Dubliner is only a couple decades old. As is the case with many cocktails debuting in that time-frame,  several drinks share the name, but the most commonly found recipe is the one below which was created in the late… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Dress it up this Friday with a Tuxedo cocktail! The Tuxedo (no. 2) cocktail dates back to the classic pre-Prohibition cocktail period. In fact, it would most likely have been created before 1912 since that’s the year absinthe was banned in the United States, following bans in several European countries. Fast forward one hundred years… Read More ›

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