When did the Old Fashioned become old fashioned? It's not an easy question to answer: the first mention of the cocktail as 'old' occurs around 1880 in a bar called the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky, suggesting that the basic formula -- bourbon, some sugar, a dash or three of bitters, a twis ... More >>
Mark StegerZombie EffectsWith a swing and muster that recalls Luc Sante's Low Life hoodlums, David A. Embury was a practicing lawyer in the 1940s when he wrote a book called The Fine Art Of Mixing Drinks. In it, he describes The Zombie as "the most overadvertised, overemphasized, overexalted ... More >>
The Bees Knees is: A. A saying from the 1920's meaning "the height of excellence." B. A Prohibition-era cocktail. C. A drink made with honey to mask the smell of liquor.
The farmers marketloving, sleeve garterwearing ladies and gentlemen of the bar taking over L.A.'s restaurants one glass at a time