The recipe for the Coffee Old Fashioned, a delicious combination of bourbon, coffee, and chocolate.
You might think you know what grenadine is, but you probably don’t. For years, I thought it was that neon red, cherry-flavored syrup that you can buy in any grocery store in America. Nope. Grenadine is actually a sweet-tart syrup made from pomegranate juice and sugar. It should be a rich, deep magenta color, it … Read more
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Castle Brands is reinvigorating and reintroducing their line-up of Irish whiskeys. They were kind enough to share samples with me so I could put them through their paces. (For some past thoughts on Irish whiskeys, see our Irish Whiskey Taste Test.) Castle owns two Irish whiskey brands: Clontarf and … Read more
Looking for something good to read? Here are some upcoming books about cocktails and spirits that you’ll want to watch for.
Torn from the pages of Publishers Marketplace, here are some book deals from the past few months that caught our eye.
A reader writes: Does Professor Cocktail have any Good Uses For Stuff You Only Bought For Cooking? I have a 55-gallon drum of kirschwasser.
A cocktail from Charles H. Baker Jr.’s The Gentleman’s Companion, a “sort of Kirsch Collins” that he invented for his friend Ernest Hemingway.
Today is Mardi Gras, the last day of celebration for those planning to give up merriment and mayhem for Lent. Certainly an occasion that calls for a drink or two. Here are some suggestions.
This classic New Orleans brunch cocktail is the perfect way to start off a day of revelry.
The New Orleans classic Tiki drink, the pride of Mardi Gras, the Hurricane was created at Pat O’Brien’s bar in New Orleans. The version they serve today is reputed to be putrid, but this recipe will set you up nicely.