F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on Sept. 24, 1896. There are plenty of ways you could celebrate this, like reading for instance. But we think an appropriate homage could also come in liquid form, preferably gin-flavored liquid.
This drink comes to us from Dale DeGroff, otherwise known as King Cocktail ... More >>
JGarbeeMr Boston's Then (Left) And NowWith more editions than we can guesstimate, the 75th anniversary edition of Mr. Boston's Official Bartender's Guide arrived on our desk with little fanfare (on our end, at least). After all, the book's signature minimalist layout and no-frills recipes are ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshSo many cocktails to drink, so little time.World Cocktail Day, the culmination of World Cocktail Week, is tomorrow, May 13th, but in true tippler fashion, we're starting the celebration today. Didn't even know you had an excuse to drink, did you?
Why May 13th? Our pal at Thirsty ... More >>
N. GalutenBarman Brady Weise at Library Bar
In part one of our interview with Library Bar and 1886 bartender Brady Weise, we talked a lot about alcohol. We discussed the term "craft cocktail," the L.A. bar scene, and a little about the cocktail's history in the United States. In part 2, Weise ... More >>
The summer solstice may officially mark the first day of summer, but Squid Ink prefers to go by the Memorial Day mantra. Translation: it is now unofficially time to pull out the recently released Mr. Boston Summer Cocktails book.
Just what we need, one more strawberry daiquiri cocktail book ... More >>
The Sidecar is a one-wheeled car for a single passenger attached to the side of a motorcycle. The Sidecar is also a drink that, as popular lore has it, was invented at a bar in Paris for a World War I American Army Captain who liked to arrive in the whimsical vehicle.
Laura 512One version of the si ... More >>
The Blood and Sand Cocktail is named after a 1922 movie starring Rudolph Valentino and Rita Hayworth, which, in turn, was named after a book published in 1908 by Spanish novelist and political activist, Vincente Blasco Ibanez. Both book and film tell the tale of Juan Gallardo, a bullfighter who rise ... More >>
America's Cocktail Mixmaster-Elect, Dale DeGroff, dropped into the new and swankily (but not too poshly) improved Cole's tonight to promote his book, The Essential Cocktail. His "lushly" photographed recipe anthology of drinks from booze's Golden Age brings a touch of class to our downsized world. W ... More >>