Liquor 101: Cocktail History


Hemingway Drinks: Harry’s Jack Rose Cocktail Recipe While we were doing our research for Daiquiri Week, Ernest Hemingway really caught our attention. How could he not? Legend has it that he once consumed 17 of them in a single sitting at the Floridita bar. In honor of the feat, the Floridita named one of their Daiquiri recipes–though not the one he was drinking–after him. That story is just one of many that make...

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Daiquiri Week: Scandinavian Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe To celebrate the arrival of high summer, we’re stocking up on rum and limes and mixing ourselves Daiquiris all week. You might be most familiar with the Daiquiri from it’s sloppy mid-modern period in which it was dispensed from slush machines, in artificial colors and with flavors to match. But earlier in its life, the Daiquiri was a sensation, the Rushmore-level drink...

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Daiquiri Week: 1896 Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe After a somewhat cool and wet May here in DC, summer came roaring back by mid-June. The occasional, and often elusive, thunderstorm being the only natural relief from the beating sun and the constant damp blanket of humidity, we’ve turned to summer drinks as a man-made form of respite. In his latest Daily Beast article, David Wondrich makes a compelling case for the Daiquiri as the...

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Mary Pickford Cocktail Recipe


Posted By on Jun 27, 2017

Mary Pickford Cocktail Recipe Mary Pickford was a big deal. This huge silent film star was one of the first movie stars to get billing in a movie; before her, most actors were anonymous. In a time when the studios usually had actors at their mercy, tied up in long term contracts, she could command her own price for a film. In fact, she mostly just made her own movies. She was part of one of the original Hollywood power couples. With...

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Tiki Week: How Tiki Died and Rose Again We’re not island types. It’s not a mistake that our entire adult lives have been spent in big, hard-charging, businesslike cities. We know, however, that a key to successful urban living is, every once in a while, escaping to the beach. We follow the practice in real life, and we thought it was about time we did the same in our cocktail consumption. So, this week we’re dipping...

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Tiki Week: By the way, what is Tiki? We’re not island types. It’s not a mistake that our entire adult lives have been spent in big, hard-charging, businesslike cities. We know, however, that a key to successful urban living is, every once in a while, escaping to the beach. We follow the practice in real life, and we thought it was about time we did the same in our cocktail consumption. So, this week we’re dipping our...

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