Tag: cocktails

Manhattan, sure; but a Brooklyn?

We’re all familiar with the Manhattan – but did you know there were cocktails named for all the New York boroughs? I didn’t until I attended The Bourbon Classic last Friday and sampled a Brooklyn mixed by Volare’s Isaac Fox,…

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History of the cocktail shaker

The three-part metal cocktail shaker with a built-in strainer and cap that we use today was patented in 1884 by one Edward Hauck of Brooklyn. It came to be known as “the cobbler shaker” after the sherry cobbler, a popular…

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Blueberry Bourbon Smash

Here is a terrific brunch cocktail I came across at The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen: the Blueberry Bourbon Smash. Bursting with the fresh flavors of plump blueberries and mint from the garden, it will go down easy all…

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The Chrome Crusta

Today in New York’s Belmont Park, California Chrome makes his run at history. Having won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, can he take the Belmont Stakes and end the 36-year Triple Crown drought? I don’t know, but the word…

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Vintage bourbon cocktails from Molly Wellmann

Cocktails were originally created to make less-than-stellar spirits more palatable by masking them with other ingredients. But now the philosophy is to enhance the spirit, not cover it up, says Cincinnati mixologist Molly Wellmann. Molly has studied the classic cocktails of…

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Pumpkin Pie Old Fashioned

Mashable.com teamed up with Brooklyn bartender and food blogger Mallory Lance of Mallory’s Kitchen to turn a turkey dinner into seven unique cocktails. I had to scroll quickly past most of them, because muddled turkey bouillon? Shudder. But this one…

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The Best Whiskey Sour Ever

So apparently Sunday is National Whiskey Sour Day. And why not? If there are national days devoted to cornchips and frozen food (and there are), why not a day devoted to a zingy bourbon-based cocktail? There is even a National Whiskey Sour…

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The Just Peachy

It’s been a great year for growing fruit around here. I couldn’t resist stopping at a roadside stand on the way home from a family reunion over the weekend to buy some peaches. Aren’t they pretty? I’m planning to make peach…

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Important date for Bourbon Women

August 15. It’s an important date for Bourbon Women for two reasons: It’s the deadline to enter the Bourbon Women Association’s second annual Not Your Pink Drink Contest. The contest has two categories – professional ($25 entry fee) and amateur ($15…

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