Royal Smile Cocktail

The Royal Smile Cocktail, in one form or another, has been around for quite some time. Jack Grohusko (Jack’s Manual) printed a version of it in 1910 and it was still in the UK… Continue reading

Harvard Cocktail

Established in 1636 by the Massachusetts Bay Company, Harvard is the oldest school of higher learning in America and boasts (among other things) eight signers of the Declaration of Independence, the oldest continuous… Continue reading

White Lion Cocktail

In the 17th and 18th centuries, rum was largely considered a poor man’s drink. It’s reputation was not enhanced any by the inconsistent quality of products produced in the Caribbean and, later, in… Continue reading

Charme de Paris Cocktail

Paris est une femme. Une femme fatale. A charming seductress who, once she has embraced you, will never let you go. She will beguile you with her cooking, her wine, her café culture.… Continue reading

Embassy Jubilee Cocktail

Cocktails, like jazz and baseball, might be an American invention, but let us not forget those who carried the torch of the well-made cocktail while we, under the shadow of Prohibition, re-distilled industrial… Continue reading

Harlem Cocktail

Based on the number of cocktail books published in 1933, they must have seen the writing on the wall. Prohibition was coming to an end, and about damn time, too. One little tome… Continue reading

Devil May Care Cocktail

Def.: relaxed and without worry; easygoing and carefree. Get a couple of these under your belt and you won’t care if all the hair has fallen off your prized pekingese or if your… Continue reading

Nude Eel Cocktail

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in 1933, one quarter of the U.S. population was out of work, the stock market was a shambles, and farmers were talking of revolution. In the cities, middle-class… Continue reading

Kir and Kir Royale

The Kir and, especially, the Kir Royale are, apparently, a bit passé at the moment. That’s a shame because they are really good drinks. A simple combination of white wine and Créme de… Continue reading

Sir Walter Cocktail a.k.a. Swalter

The New York Bar with the address”Sank Roo Doe Noo” (5 rue Daunou) helpfully painted on the window, is located on Paris’s right bank near  l’Opera and has been in operation since 1911,… Continue reading

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