Laissez les bon temps rouler
The Sazerac is the only stirred cocktail to rival the Martini. In all honesty, I think they could have been friends in another life. The worst one I have ever had was at the Sazerac Bar In the Grand Roosevelt Hotel located at 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA. I recommend pours of Guinness across the street at The Erin . . .
I never think of it as a Collins drink but the Mojito shares a few characteristics of everyones favorite long drinks and if you look back far enough in the Cuban cocktail books it was originally called the Bacardi Collins and served at Sloppy Joes in Havana. I have read that during prohibition and long into the ‘50s . . .
This may be my second favorite cocktail but I do not think I have ever admitted that to anyone except my best drinking friend Eric Farrell. We had stayed up all night after Saturday's bar service and went for breakfast and I enjoyed this very cocktail at nine in the morning on a Sunday (sugar rim and all) garnished . . .
Eggs are for texture not foam!
The Pisco Sour is one of those drinks that can make a bartender cringe. The drink, aside from regular ingredients, involves cracking an egg and the ol’ dry shake. These techniques alone quickly put it into the “fancy” drink section of a menu.
Now, let me tell you how to improve your methods for a tasty egg white . . .
While we still have bees making honey you should try out a Bees Knees...and it is exactly that. A pretty simple variation on a gin sour style drink. There is a warmness and body added by the use of honey as a sweetener. Warning: Pediatricians recommend not serving honey to infants under a year old because it may contain . . .
Better than Sex...and the city
This next drink for whatever reason gets bartenders in more of a tizzy than the Mojito. If you can learn how to balance a Cosmopolitan you can make anything. Another hazy history drink and I would rather not toss my hat in the ring on where it came from or from whose hands crafted it first but I will tell you this: when . . .
Also the Americano is pretty tasty too...
While we are stirring drinks with Campari it would be heresy to not mention the Negroni. According to the books it was invented around 1919 at a cafe in Florence Italy by a guy named Count Negroni. Why we don't drink at cafes anymore baffles me. He wanted his Americano (recipe to follow) to be just a touch stronger and . . .