Bijou Cocktail

Bold, herbaceous, and boozy. When cocktails were not afraid to be cocktails and bartenders were not calling everything a Something-tini. The Bijou (jewel in French) comes to us via Harry Johnson’s New and… Continue reading

Morning Cocktail

The hair of the dog remedy is largely a myth.; sort of like drinking from the wrong side of the glass to cure hiccups. I have my doubts these potent potations were actually… Continue reading

12 Mile Limit Cocktail

Prohibition made it illegal to manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages within the United States. This included the waters three miles from any coastline. Well, that was easy enough to circumnavigate, sail out… Continue reading

A Perfect Aristocrat: The Baron Cocktail

Sometimes while researching cocktails, you stumble across one, usually while looking for something else, that strikes your fancy for one reason or another, so you quickly jot it down and move on with… Continue reading

4th Regiment Cocktail

The 4th Regiment cocktail is from the Manhattan school of drinks combining whiskey and sweet vermouth. In this case the vermouth goes head-to-head with the whiskey and the mix of bitters gives it… Continue reading

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

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