Temptation Cocktail

“A desire to do something, especially something wrong or unwise; a cause or occasion of enticement.” This is a very old-style cocktail from Hugo Ensslin’s 1917 Recipes for Mixed Drinks for those who wish their… Continue reading

Ballet Russe Cocktail

Founded in 1907 in Paris by Sergei Diaghilev, the Ballet Russe performed throughout the teens and twenties. One of the things that set the Ballet Russe apart from the long-estabished ballet companies was… Continue reading

The Century Cocktail

Hurrah!  It’s The Zozzled Cocktail’s one-hundredth post! 100 is such a beautifully round, full, satisfying  number. Solid as a rock. It is the basis of all percentages; 100% being the full amount. It… Continue reading

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

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