Monthly Archives: January 2012

Recipe: Clover Club Cocktail

The Clover Club was a men's club that met at Philadelphia's Bellevue-Stratford hotel from the 1880s through the 1920s. The group consisted of journalists, lawyers, socialites, and other important men about town — obviously they needed their own signature cocktail. And it was a good one, regarded as one of the gems of Pre-Prohibition America.   Clover … Read more

New Year’s Resolutions: New Drinking Rules for 2012

Liquor.com offers their resolutions for the new year — some interesting advice you might want to consider. (The commentary is adapted from their piece. It's not mine. But I agree with it.) Have nightcaps and aperitifs At least once this year, try this classic style of imbibing. Visit a new bar Not that long ago, … Read more

Year in Review: Chicago’s Year in Cocktails

Over on Chicagoist, Roger Kamholz presents the "Year in Cocktails," a fast summary of what happened on the craft cocktail scene last year in Chicago. In short: "It's been an incredible year for cocktails in Chicago. From the openings of several exciting new bars, to the creativity on display at the city's most established watering holes, … Read more

Wednesday Link-O-Rama

Admit it: you've been missing the Link-O-Rama while we were sleeping off the holidays. So here we are, back in all our glory. GQ offers a comprehensive primer on what's going on with cocktails today. It covers such topics as barrel-aged cocktails, local and seasonal cocktails, molecular mixology and more. It also includes a helpful … Read more

Year in Review: Top 5 Cocktail Experiences of 2011

Derek Brown, owner of DC's The Passenger and one of the cocktail world's brightest luminaries, took to the pages of The Atlantic to share his Top 5 Cocktail Experiences of 2011. Over the course of the year, Derek visited some of the country's (and the world's) best bars in order to sample the cutting edge … Read more

Year in Review: Best Spirits and Liqueurs of 2011

Simon Difford and CLASS Magazine round up the 50 best spirits and liqueurs of 2011. They combed through their reviews of the past year and culled out only those spirits that receive a "5+" review (out of a possible score of 5). In Difford's words, "not only do we consider them faultless, but they also … Read more