What if I told you that there was a tiki style drinking establishment before tiki bars even existed? What if I told you it existed in 1917, 16 years before Don Beach opened Don the Beachcombers. In this case it wasn’t a bar but a soda fountain doing “Hawaiian Week” in March 1917. Effectively it was a soda fountain tiki […]
Rhode Island seems to be a sleepy little state nestled amongst giants like New York and Massachusetts. One of the state’s quirks is the drink called the cabinet which to the rest of North America is called a milkshake or ice cream shake. The Coffee Cabinet (or coffee milk) is the states official drink. Why do they call them cabinets […]
The milkshake was a simple drink, but unique and there are a few drinks that resemble it today.
Cream soda has a long history and was the soda fountain drink that influenced the ice cream float and the milkshake.
A genuine cream soda requires cream, but that is not an option for all diets. This recipe from the 1800s is a substitute cream syrup used at soda fountains and it is tasty.
A properly made shot can make a fun night even more enjoyable, and the B-52 shot meets all the criteria because it is tasty, easy to drink and has eye appeal.
Can you make non-alcoholic aromatic bitters? Yes you can with this relatively easy recipe.
A great name for a cocktail, but like the original recipe is a bit of a disappointment, but with a few adjustments it can be fantastic.
Making your own creme de menthe can really improve the quality of the cocktails you make.
The history of cocktails would be quiet boring with out the accompanying saloons. This one, from Toronto, is interesting because it had an expansive cocktail list back in 1855.
Have you ever wondered how they make that delicious creme of coconut used in a Pina Colada? Here is the reverse-engineered DIY recipe that is as easy to make as simple syrup.
Possibly the most recognizable Caribbean cocktail, and for good reason, the Pina Colada combines rum, coconut and pineapple—what’s not to like?