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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Champagne Cocktails

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, it was only fitting to pop a bottle of bubbly and have a glass or two.  After doing some searching around online, I discovered a few champagne cocktails and spurred from that, a few modifications! PS. These aren’t your typical ‘let’s just add fruit, fruit juice or sweet stuff to champagne’ kind…

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Surf & Turf Cocktail

While I don’t full understand the name of this cocktail, Surf & Turf Cocktail,  ended up being a delicious refreshing and light cocktail.  No aged boldness or spiciness to this one (though I’m sure this is quite evident given the ingredients).  As most of my cocktail experimentation is based on what my cravings are for…

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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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