Category: Ingredients

Win a Zombie Prize Pack, Courtesy of B.G. Reynolds’ Syrups

If you've already bought your copy of Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde: Recipes for the World’s Most Lethal Drink (thank you!), you know that some of the ingredients that go into a classic Zombie are a little obscure. In addition to the various rums, the recipe for Don the Beachcomber's Zombie Punch calls for Don's Mix, falernum and grenadine. … Read more

Stocking a Home Bar: Spirits

Properly stocking a home bar can be an expensive proposition. There are many different products you likely will want to buy, and a lot of them aren't cheap. The good news is, you probably won't be going through the bottles that quickly, and most alcohol stays good for a very long time.* GINThere are three … Read more

Ask the Professor: Orgeat Ingredients

I'm starting a new feature here on Professor Cocktail: Ask the Professor. This is your chance to write in and ask me anything. I may not have an answer…but if I don't, I can probably make something up. Kevin writes to ask: Would you mind posting the nutrition information for the Small Hand Foods Orgeat … Read more

Quote of the Day: Gregory Boehm on Original Ingredients

"It's pretty clear that by 1908 grenadine had already become red simple syrup." –Gregory Boehm, Proprietor of Cocktail Kingdom and Publisher of Mud Puddle Books The quote comes from the September 30, 2012 issue of Wine Spectator. Boehm is discussing how the quest for historical authenticity in cocktail ingredients can sometimes lead to ironic results.