Pink Gin

Pink Gin, the classic combination of gin and bitters, is also one of the oldest popular cocktails of history.  Originally a way to more easily drink Angostura when it was a wildly used for medicinal properties.  The drink was known to be used as a cure for seasickness as early as the 1820’s and by…

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The Lucien Gaudin

Named after Lucien Gaudin, a French fencer (what other fame were you expecting?), who won two gold medals at the 1928 Olympic games.  Likely a prohibition era cocktail due to the time of his fame, and based on the ingredients it would make sense. From a quick search I am not sure how many of…

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Sawyer

If you’re a fan of Angostura and Peychaud’s (like I am) then you’ll enjoy this cocktail.  The Sawyer has the aromatic, herbal flavor that comes from both of those bitters, and it’s balanced out by the orange bitters and half of a Gimlet cocktail. Gimlet: 4 ounces London Dry Gin 1 ounce lime juice (most…

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Churchill Martini

The Churchill, also known as the bone dry martini, is just what it sounds like, a martini with no vermouth.  In Churchill’s words the correct recipe was to a glass of cold gin while looking across the room at a bottle of vermouth.  Although this isn’t really a cocktail, the guy was definitely onto something,…

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Wooaahh Sherry

Throughout my cocktail adventures thus far, I’ve tried (and very much enjoyed) a variety of cocktails containing sherry.  Sherry gives a very clean, smooth, and almost bland flavor but in a good way.  It makes for a great pallet cleanser aperitif that just seems to make the most intense flavors just dissipate.  So, for this…

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