Liquor 101: Cocktail History


The White Lady Cocktail Recipe As was the case with last week’s Cuba Libre, the White Lady makes an appearance in an Ernest Hemingway story, but not a favorable one. In Islands in the Stream, our hero Hudson is about to head off to the neighborhood bar for a drink, but his domestic helper suggests that maybe he should just have one at home instead. It seems that Bobby the bartender is in a foul mood because his bar has been...

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What is Grog? I can’t remember exactly how it came about, but over our drinks at Waypoint–not any of which were either a punch or grog–the group of us ended up pondering what exactly grog is, and how it differs from a punch. None of us had a very clear idea, and not just because we were a couple of rounds in. It seemed worth some further investigation. In brief, what I discovered is that grog is a sort of quick and...

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Hemingway Drinks: Green Isaac’s Special Cocktail Recipe We’ve spent this week celebrating the larger than life exploits of one of the brightest stars in the drinkers’ constellation by sharing five of our favorite recipes from Philip Greene’s To Have and Have Another, a tour of the drinks from Ernest Hemingway’s life and writings. We hope our teaser inspires you to read the whole thing, a fun and...

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Hemingway Drinks: Cuba Libre Cocktail Recipe We’re spending this week celebrating the larger than life exploits of one of the brightest stars in the drinkers’ constellation by sharing five of our favorite recipes from Philip Greene’s To Have and Have Another, a tour of the drinks from Ernest Hemingway’s life and writings. We hope our teaser inspires you to read the whole thing, a fun and fascinating read and...

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Hemingway Drinks: Bailey Cocktail Recipe We’re spending this week celebrating the larger than life exploits of one of the brightest stars in the drinkers’ constellation by sharing five of our favorite recipes from Philip Greene’s To Have and Have Another, a tour of the drinks from Ernest Hemingway’s life and writings. We hope our teaser inspires you to read the whole thing, a fun and fascinating read and drink....

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Hemingway Drinks: Gambler’s Delight We’re spending this week celebrating the larger than life exploits of one of the brightest stars in the drinkers’ constellation by sharing five of our favorite recipes from Philip Greene’s To Have and Have Another, a tour of the drinks from Ernest Hemingway’s life and writings. We hope our teaser inspires you to read the whole thing, a fun and fascinating read and...

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