Author: Darcy O'Neil

Writer, author of Fix the Pumps, chemist, beekeper and general do-er-of-things, Darcy can generally be found looking for new and interesting things to do, usually over a cocktail. Currently working on more soda fountain history.

Ingredient

Cream of Coconut Recipe

Have you ever wondered how they make that delicious creme of coconut used in a Pina Colada? Here is the reverse-engineered recipe....

Cocktails

Pina Colada Recipe

The Pina Colada is a fantastic drink that is requested quite often at the bar, though not all bars make them properly. Pina Colada is...

Soda

Lemon Phosphate Soda

Early on in the 1800s, a crafty genius decided to combine carbonated mineral water and a sweetened flavour syrup, thus creating “soda...

Cocktails

Vodka Pays the Bills

Vodka, the spirit that really does pay the bills for most bars. When I first started writing about cocktails, I wanted to focus on drinks...

History, Soda

Beverage Business (1886)

These old newspaper articles about soda fountain provide a glimpse into the period and city they were written. This article comes from...

History, Soda

Talk with the Soda Men of Atlanta (1885)

This is a great article from the June 7th, 1885 Atlanta Constitution detailed the state of affairs at the local soda fountains. The...

Cocktails

Summer Beverages for the Thirsty of Gotham (1884)

Before I began my long hiatus on Art of Drink, I had accumulated hundreds of old newspaper articles about drink and cocktails in the 1800s....

Soda

Acid Phosphate

The most popular drink in the world was once made using Acid Phosphate. Today, Coca-Cola no longer uses this unique ingredient, instead...

Cocktails

Margarita Cocktail Recipe

One of the crown jewels in the cocktail world is the Margarita. Like some of the classic French and Italian recipes every chef should know,...

Cocktails

Diablo Cocktail

While I was thinking about what to write, I glanced up and notices my collection of Food & Drink magazines from the Liquor Control...