Improved Whiskey Cocktail

Originally created by Jerry Thomas, the 19th century “father” of cocktails in America.  The Improved Whiskey Cocktail is quite an old cocktail of the normal per-prohibition style, very similar to the old fashioned but with the addition of Absinthe.  As with many cocktails from this era I find most recipes much too sweet so I…

Continue reading →

Turf Cocktail (with a twist)

There a many variations of this martini based cocktail that date back to the start of the 20th century. It’s relevance, dated to Turf clubs where gentlemen would frequent for horse race betting.  The first 3 ingredients are familiar to most however with the addition of absinthe and maraschino, you get hit with a punch…

Continue reading →

Corpse Reviver #2

We discovered this prohibition style drink while on a trip to Miami Beach, Florida.  It’s beautiful white sand beaches on Florida’s southern most tip, makes it an ideal winter-break destination for many Europeans, Americans, and South Americans.  Miami Beach offers a variety of food, due to it’s coastal town, southern charm and Cuban influences.  I…

Continue reading →