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Friday Cocktail

Will you find a new religion with this Friday’s cocktail, the Presbyterian? This classic cocktail, once popular, is seldom on bar menus today.  The ingredients are easy to come by, making this drink more accessible to cocktail connoisseurs so long as they know the recipe and proportions. The drink’s appellation derives from the form of church… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

I’ve tried a lot of mixed drinks over the years, but it wasn’t until coming up with the name for this site that I discovered this cocktail: the Poison Apple Martini.  Celebrated The Poisoned Martini’s 4th Anniversary with this deliciously sweet cocktail! With the advent of the Appletini around the mid to late 1990s, it’s… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Try a little old time magic with a Black Magic cocktail! Halloween’s approach may just put in the mood for this classic cocktail, appearing in the 1964 edition of the Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Cocktail.  I like to think it may date back to the time of the 1942 song, “That Old Black… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

In the mood for something classic, but different?  Try the Martinez cocktail. This cocktail is a mix between a classic martini and a Manhattan and dates back nearly as far.  There are some claims that this drink preceded the martini, and others that it came after.  The drink may have been created for San Francisco… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Try a taste of sophistication with this Friday’s cocktail, the Journalist. This classic drink–a likely choice of journalists?–dates back as far as the 1930s, appearing in the Savoy Cocktail Book.  Its a variation of sorts of a martini with equal portions of dry and sweet vermouth.  A little citrus flavor is added for effect and… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

This Friday, try a little taste of the high life with a Luxury Cocktail. This drink 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 recipe calls for using a 6 ounce saucer champagne glass… or you could use a… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

This Friday, take a risk and try Death in the Afternoon. This week saw the anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s birthday.  He was born on July 21, 1899.  A journalist, a writer, and an adventurer, Hemingway is credited with the creations of this cocktail.  In his own words, he advises, “Pour one jigger absinthe into a… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

They say that “life is a cabaret, old chum,” so why not enjoy a Cabaret cocktail? This classic gin-based cocktail is an excellent accompaniment to a night at the theatre (or cabaret).  It makes for a well-balanced, crisp drink best for after a meal or to accompany light snacks. The cocktail dates back at least… Read More ›

Friday Cocktails

This Friday, try a pair of cocktails that fit in with the Rat Pack or Mad Men set…the Rusty Nail and B&Bs. I’ve always connected these two cocktails with my father as they have been his signature drink.  In recent years, it’s been the Rusty Nail more frequently, but years ago, I remember him ordering… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

Try a taste of elegance with this Friday’s cocktail, the White Lily. This cocktail is included in the 1964 edition of Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Guide.  However, it is of an older vintage than that, appearing in the famed Savoy Cocktail Book originally released in the early 1930s. There is some quibble… Read More ›

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