Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cocktail Recipe: Gingerbread Cookie

Gingerbread Cookie cocktail

PrintGingerbread Cookie Ingredients1 1/2 oz. Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon 1 oz. Ginger Liqueur 1 oz. Frangelico 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice 1/4 oz. Cinnamon Syrup Dash of Angostura Bitters Crystallized Ginger, for garnishInstructionsShake all ingredients with ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of crystallized ginger, if desired.NotesCreated by David … Read more

Cocktail Recipe: Donga Punch

Donga Punch cocktail

PrintDonga Punch Ingredients2 oz. Rhum Agricole (aged) 1 1/2 oz. Don’s Mix* 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime JuiceInstructionsShake all ingredients with crushed ice, then pour unstrained into a tall glass. Top with more crushed ice, if necessary. *Don’s Mix is one of Don the Beachcomber’s “secret ingredients.” It is composed of two parts white grapefruit juice … Read more

Book Review: Jason Wilson’s “Wine Cocktails (Planet of the Grapes)”

wine cocktails planet of the grapes thumb

The use of wine in cocktails is a hot trend among today’s top bartenders. But as Jason Wilson’s excellent new book shows, this trend is actually ages old. I grew up in Bakersfield, California, a community with a large Basque population. (Thus my fondness for the Picon Punch.) One of the most popular drinks with … Read more