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Aviation Cocktail Recipe

Aviation Cocktail Recipe


Posted By on Oct 24, 2017

Aviation Cocktail Recipe When we stumbled across Arsenic and Old Lace last week, we were actually researching Aviation. The two have several things in common: a name that starts with ‘A’; a gin base; creme de violette; and their earliest known appearance in Ensslin’s 1917 Recipes for Mixed Drinks. The creme de violette is perhaps a bit controversial; Harry Craddock’s 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, which for us and...

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Liquor 101: What’s the Ideal Dry Martini? In Philip Greene’s fun and engaging To Have and Have Another, we read that Hemingway preferred his martinis at a 15 parts gin: 1 part vermouth. We have to admit that it made us curious how a 15:1 martini tasted. It also got us pondering the history of the dry martini in general. As we mentioned in our ‘How to Start Experimenting‘ post, we mentioned that the martini...

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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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Irish Sherry Cobbler Cocktail Recipe Ever since we tasted Service Bar‘s delightfully fancy cobbler at the Glendalough Cocktail Pop Up, cobblers have been on our mind. As we mentioned in previous posts, the cobbler is a very old drink, and to the historical purists not strictly a cocktail; it hit its height of popularity in the mid 19th century, back when the cocktail was a more specific category of drink–and a novel one at...

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A Belated Recognition of Vermouth Blanco It’s time for us to make a confession: we’re cheaters. Some of our very earliest posts (here and here) were a bracket-style tournament of vermouths. Though we called one side of the bracket ‘The Whites,’ it was more precisely a competition of dry vermouths, with the very big exception that we allowed Cocchi Americano to participate, though it is a) sweet rather than dry,...

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