Tag: cocktails

A recipe for a non-dairy sweetened cream syrup for use in cocktails and sodas

Cream Syrup

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.


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. My intentions were to write about and share/transcribe them, but cocktail blogging kind of died with Facebook taking over, and I never wanted to post stuff to Facebook, because that would be like working for […]

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Popular Cocktail Recipes

As the revitalization of the cocktail continues, it is often helpful to ascertain why certain cocktail recipes are popular. What makes the Margarita, Cosmopolitan and Strawberry Daiquiri the Queens of the cocktail world. This information can then be translated, by new order bartenders, into a method that will help the neophytes and phobic’s, indulge in something new and take them […]

The Dangers of using tobacco in cocktail tinctures

Tobacco in Cocktails

Cigars have a wonderful aroma and those aromatics seem like a great way to enhance the flavour of a cocktail, but be careful, the nicotine in the tobacco can be dangerous.


Five Drinks Bartenders Hate To Make

This is an article from the San Francisco Chronicle that’s been making the rounds in the blogosphere. As a bartender, and a customer of bars, I have an opinion on this list of drinks and more specifically the responses of these so-called ’bartenders’. This article is the specific reason bartenders will remain on the bottom of the pile and never […]

Information on the use of egg whites in cocktail recipes

Egg Whites and Cocktails

Raw eggs are all the rage these days if you are an avid fan of cocktails. In many classic cocktails, eggs were an important part of the recipe, providing unmatched texture and mouthfeel. Some of the best know cocktails that use eggs are flips, sours and eggnog. Without the egg, these drinks are a mere shell of the original recipe. […]