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Friday Cocktail Original

Will you test the sting of this Friday cocktail original, the Blue Wasp? One night, I discovered a wasp–a blue wasp–in my house flying about.  Strangely, this occurrence inspired an idea: an attempt to make a cocktail replicating the black-blue-green appearance of said wasp with a little bite or should I say sting?  I considered… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Celebrate a bon voyage, especially one by sea, with this Friday cocktail, Poseidon. Think not of the movie misadventure, but rather of the god of the wine, dark sea.  Poseidon and his brothers, Zeus and Hades, drew lots after the defeat of the Titans, and Poseidon was given dominion over the oceans.  With a wave… Read More ›

Cocktail Special

It’s Monday, the start of the work week.  Monday, derived from the Old English word Mōnandæg, is the “moon’s day.”  In fact, it’s the day of the moon in many languages.  From the Latin lunae dies, it’s lunes in Spanish, lundi in French, lunedi in Italian.  The cognate in modern German is montag.  So is… Read More ›

Cocktail Special

April 15th. By now, you’ve filled your taxes–hopefully–so it’s time to enjoy this cocktail special, an Income Tax cocktail! Seriously, it does exist.  It appears in the 1964 edition of Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Guide.  It may not be as old as death and taxes, but it’s far more pleasant.  I love… Read More ›

Cocktail Special

Find your lucky clover with this cocktail special, the Shamrock. Looking for a little green in your cocktail today?  Crème de Menthe is the perfect additive to turn your cocktail a little green with a hint of mint. There are a different recipes for a Shamrock cocktail, but this one is a bit more classic,… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

This Friday, in advance of St. Patrick’s Day parades and the actual celebratory day, try an Irish Whiskey Cocktail. It’s more than just whiskey.  This cocktail with its unusual blend of liqueurs appears in the 1964 edition of Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Guide, but it’s likely far older because of its use… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Will you cry into your glass with this Friday cocktail, Weep No More? Because of its name, this drink reminds me of Mary Higgins Clark’s 1987 title, Weep No More, My Lady.  Clark tends to name her books after song titles and this one is no exception.  It’s derived from the 1914 song of the… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Winter may be roaring outside, but have a little quiet roar inside by the fire with this Friday cocktail, the White Lion. This cocktail is pretty much a Rum Sour with an additional ingredient and a slight tweak.  The White Lion cocktail dates back as far as the early 1960s and appears in the 1964… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

This Friday–’tis still the season–try an old traditional Christmastime cocktail, the Tom and Jerry. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with that famous cat and mouse duo.  This drink is far older, dating back to the early to mid-1800s depending on which origin is accurate.  In one version, a British journalist is credited with… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Celebrate season’s greetings with this Friday cocktail, the Poinsettia. I’ve seen the Poinsettia pop up on lists of “traditional” holiday cocktails, but there’s not much evidence of it dating back prior to the 1990s, at the earliest.  It likely came into vogue around the same time as the Cosmopolitan, which also makes use of cranberry… Read More ›

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