This cocktail has similarities to a number of drinks, but it is the refreshing lime, combined with salt, that makes this cocktail an all-time classic.
These two are simple, refreshing, highballs suitable anytime or anywhere. But can you tell the difference between them?
This particular cocktail ingredient has had a significant amount of discussion in the old blogosphere. Many of the cocktail luminaries, if there is such a thing, have researched the origins of this flavoured syrup from Barbados. None more than Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh. In a now-defunct Martini Republic post, the good Doctor made a couple of statements about Falernum that […]
The Margarita is most likely the number one requested summer cocktail. The problem is that very few people actually enjoy a genuine Margarita. Early in its history, it was a simple drink--related to the Daisy class of alcoholic drinks--which consisted of tequila, triple sec, lime and salt. Sadly, over the last 30 years, this poor cocktail has been maimed and […]
Making drinks at a bar or for a large group of people can use up a lot of time, so mixing up a sour mix can speed things up. There is no need to buy powdered mix, with this recipe you can mix your own.
The Gin and Tonic is a highball that seems to meet the classic definition of a cocktail, in a loosely defined way. A cocktail in the 1800s was the combination of a spirit, sugar and bitters plus a diluent for the weak part. In a Gin and Tonic, you have gin, which is, of course, the spirit part of the […]