Up to date

Like most pre-prohibition cocktails, this sherry-forward ‘Up to date’ cocktail is quite mellow and easy sipping.  The recipe comes from a pre-prohibition book written by a German bartender in New York, that contained famous recipes such as the gin-based Aviation.  It’s a 1 to 1 ratio of rye (or bourbon) to Amontillado sherry, with a…

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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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Pompano (#2)

On a recent trip to restock the cordial collection, I finally broke down and bought Grand Marnier.  It’s something that’s been on my ‘wish list’ for way too long, so I wanted to break it in right.  I took an original recipe that I stumbled upon with an ingredient list consisting of orange juice, sweet…

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