Every cocktail recipe has two kinds of ingredients: liquids and history. Since the L’Allegro cocktail is my own mix I know the history, and I’ll start with that, but feel free to skip right to the rec
Winter Warmer Cocktail
As the days are getting colder and the nights downright freezing, I wanted to create a drink that cut through the temperatures and warmed people up from the inside. It needed a whiskey base which I pa
Drinking one makes you feel like $1B. Seriously. Bourbon, Absinthe, Lemon, simple syrup and Grenadine. A great combination. Boozy and fruity.
Cocktail a la Louisiane – The Best Classic Drink You’ve Never Heard Of
This drink is more commonly known as the a la Louisiane or just la Louisiane these days. That is, of course, if you can find a bartender who has even heard of it. When a friend recently took me to Tav
Video: How to do an Absinthe Wash
Sometimes, you just want the essence of the spirit you’re using in a drink. If you’re just looking for the aromatics of a mixer or to keep a strong-tasting liqueur from overwhelming a drink, just a li
Continuing with our Classics series, I mixed up a Monkey Gland the other night. It’s a fine cocktail, probably more appropriate for spring but that didn’t stop me from consuming every last drop. It ha
A Gibson is a dry martini with a cocktail onion instead of an olive or lemon twist. I felt like an experiment so I added Grand Marnier and a little absinthe. Nice combo – I like the color and it’s jus
I first had a Chrysanthemum at the Black Cat in Boulder. It’s an after-dinner cocktail that made a lovely dessert that Maureen and I shared. Why fill up on pastry carbs when you can have one of these?