Tag: brandy

Pisco Review: Barsol Primero Quebranta Pisco

Barsol Pisco Primero

Pisco has lingered as the “next big thing” in the American market for the past several years now, but it still has not achieved anything resembling breakthrough success. This unaged grape spirit from South America  — a type of brandy, although closer to grappa in character — is popular with many cocktail enthusiasts and bartenders, but … Read more

Cocktail Recipe: Japanese Cocktail

Japanese Cocktail

The Japanese Cocktail was created in New York City in 1860 by “Professor” Jerry Thomas to celebrate the occasion of the first Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States. One member of the Japanese delegation, their translator, Tateishi “Tommy” Onojirou, was a bit of a bon vivant, so it makes sense that he would have made … 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

Cocktail of the Day: Bourbon Milk Punch

Bourbon Milk Punch 1 1/2 oz Bourbon Whiskey3/4 oz Simple Syrup1/2 Bar Spoon Vanilla Extract (a couple dashes)3 oz Whole Milk or Half and HalfGarnish with freshly-grated nutmeg and/or cinnamon. Shake well with ice, then strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass. Mardi Gras is coming, and this classic New Orleans brunch cocktail is the … Read more