Tag: cocktail

Cocktails

Vieux Carre Cocktail

Last year I drank Sazerac’s, this year it seemed Vieux Carré’s were my drink of choice. New Orleans has such an interesting history, especially as the birthplace of the cocktail. But, finding a good cocktail in New Orleans can be a task. Forget Bourbon Street, except for a rare few establishments. Some other places in the French Quarter offer potential, but aside from this one particular week, most visitors to New Orleans are looking for […]

Singapore Sling Recipe
Cocktails

Singapore Sling

Cocktails that have been around for over 100 years are popular because they are well balanced, complex and enjoyable. The Singapore Sling is one of those cocktails.

Bourbon Barrels
Science

Barrel Aged Cocktails

What happens when you age a cocktail? Does barrel ageing help or hinder the flavour and what is happening chemically to the liquor mixture inside the barrel? Do you really need a barrel to make them? These are the questions everyone wants to know about aged cocktails, and really, this is a unique and little-understood process so let’s do the research and discover what is happening. Aged cocktails first started with bottled aged cocktails by […]

Cocktails

Hurricane Cocktail

This is a classic cocktail that is fruity and strong with the two-star ingredients being rum and passion fruit. With other fruit juices added, this drink comes out like a type of fruit punch, with a big alcohol kick. It is believed that the drink was first created in 1939 at the Hurricane Bar in New York, but was made famous by Pat O’Brien in New Orleans. If you are in the mood for something […]

Science

Cocktails & Science

My career path has been interesting to say the least. In retrospect it seems to have worked out okay and here’s an example of how my chemistry experience has melded with the world of drinks. Chemistry World is a science magazine that catalogues the latest discoveries in science by the top scientists from around the world. As serious as that may sound, they do have a lighter side, and this year for their December edition […]

How to make a Rye & Ginger
Soda

Rye and Ginger

A simple highball that is easy drinking, but still interesting. The spicy character of real rye whisky compliments the spiciness of the ginger. It was like they were made for one another.