Monthly Archives: December 2012

Some Holiday Cocktails to Try

The bars are closed on Christmas, but that doesn't mean a festive cocktail wouldn't hit the spot. You just have to mix it up yourself. Here are some suggestions to get you started.       Whiskey Highball 2 oz Bourbon or Rye WhiskeyLemon-Lime Soda or Ginger Ale4 Dashes of Aromatic or Angostura Bitters Build over … Read more

Lucas Bols Launches 7th Annual Bols Around the World Bartending Championship

Lucas Bols today announces the launch of the seventh annual Bols Around the World competition, the prestigious bartending world championship that seeks to find the world’s most talented and inspiring bartender. Contenders are invited to compete in three heats over six months for one of 20 spots in the semi-finals which will take place in … Read more

Christmas Party Cocktail Recipes

Here are the recipes for the specialty cocktails we served at our Christmas party. They all seemed popular with our guests. Poinsettia PunchAdapted from a recipe by Frank Cisneros, Gin Palace in NYC 1 1/2 oz Gin3/4 oz Lemon Juice1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup1/2 oz Grenadine1 tsp. St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram2 Dashes Angostura Bitters Shake with ice, … Read more

Christmas Party Cocktail Menu

Here's the drinks menu from our big Christmas party last weekend. The most popular were the Spiced Pear Margarita and Grand Cherry Tiki. The only one I had was a Poinsettia Punch, and it was delicious. I'll share the recipes later this week. Tiki LoungeChristmas Party Today's Specials Tom and JerryA 19th-century variation on Egg … Read more

Professor Cocktail’s Holiday Gift Guide: Non-Booze

Last week, we ran our holiday gift guide, with suggestions for spirits in different categories. We had posts with rum recommendations, bourbon recommendations, gin recommendations and other spirits recommendations. Today we're closing out the list with non-booze gift suggestions. Professor Cocktail's Holiday Gift Guide: Non-Booze You want to get that special tippler in your life a gift, but … Read more

Professor Cocktail’s Holiday Gift Guide: Other Spirits

This week we're running our holiday gift guide, with suggestions for spirits in different categories. So far we've offered our rum recommendations, bourbon recommendations and gin recommendations. We're closing the week with other spirits. Professor Cocktail's Holiday Gift Guide: Other Spirits Here is a variety of suggestions for booze that didn't fit into the other categories, but would … Read more

Professor Cocktail’s Holiday Gift Guide: Rum

This week we're running our holiday gift guide, with suggestions for spirits in different categories. So far we've offered our bourbon recommendations and gin recommendations. Today we're doing rum. Professor Cocktail's Holiday Gift Guide: Rum Rum doesn't get the respect that whiskey does, but it's just as wonderful a spirit. Although it shines brightest in … Read more

Professor Cocktail’s Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon

This week we'll be running our holiday gift guide, with suggestions for spirits in different categories. Yesterday we offered up our gin recommendations. Today we're doing bourbon. Professor Cocktail's Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon We're in the midst of a bourbon renaissance, with a plethora of fine whiskeys on the market. There are many wonderful brands … Read more

Professor Cocktail’s Holiday Gift Guide: Gin

The holidays are upon us once again. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or all three, you want to find the perfect gift to give to those you care about. If that special someone enjoys a good tipple, your task is that much easier. Just give them booze! This week we’ll be running our holiday gift guide, … Read more