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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....