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This week we investigate the effect of temperature and oxidation on cocktails. We had noticed that some cocktails seem to change in flavor, often for the better, after sitting a short while (on those rare occasions where we don’t just gulp them down ;)). 912 more words

Tasting Notes


Proposed by: David

Reviewed by: Jonathan

I don’t really know who Jerry Thomas is, but every cocktailian turn I take, there he is in his white shirt, bowtie, vest, and sleeve garters throwing a drink from one glass to another. 939 more words


Fig Leaf Flip

  • 1.5 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz white rum (I’ve enjoyed it with darker rums though)
  • .75 oz lime
  • 1 dash Angostura

Well… there’s no fig leaf and it’s not really a flip (which traditionally uses a whole egg) but it’s pretty good anyways.  11 more words



Robert Hess wanted to create a drink with an Italian touch using peach bitters (2002). And the result is this wonderful amazing drink which he called… 31 more words


TBT Classic Cocktail #22: The Negroni!

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! 

For this week’s classic cocktail we are heading back in time to Italy in the early 1900s to recount the history of one of the most famous apéritifs of all time: The Negroni!  212 more words

Stirred Drinks


A Negroni is probably the easiest cocktail to make.  This is a classic, bitter cocktail.  The bitterness comes from the Campari, and for some can be an acquired taste, but one that you will begin to crave. 40 more words


Corpse Reviver (#1)

A few days ago, I shared a post about the delicious restorative, the Corpse Reviver #2 as I started my vacation.  That same night, after finishing off that cocktail and going to make another, I discovered I had used up my last lemon.  451 more words