Monday, November 19, 2012

Prohibition Era Cocktails: The "Modern Cocktail" using sloe gin and absinthe.

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The "Modern Cocktail" using sloe gin and absinthe.

We can date this drink back to around 1910.  The Modern Cocktail was popular during the prohibition era in America. The major taste notes are of the Sloe Gin, followed by a slight smoke from the Scotch. The dash of absinthe gives the drink a subtle depth of flavors.  A wonderful drink that you gotta try today.

Modern Cocktail Recipe:
Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch
  • 1 1/2 ounces Plymouth Sloe Gin
  • 1/4 ounce lemon twist
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1 dash absinthe
  • 1 dash orange bitters

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add lemon juice and the sugar and stir.
  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the shaker.
  3. Will with ice cubes and give a good long shake.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a cherry on top of the cocktail.


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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jerry Thomas’s Fancy Brandy Cocktail (ca. 1850)

Jerry Thomas’s Fancy Brandy Cocktail (ca. 1850)


This cognac based prohibition era cocktail as first recorded in 1850.

You can vary the ingredients in this fancy brandy cocktail, as many do, you can also use Bols Genever or a aged Demerara of Martinique rum. Serve the fancy brandy cocktail in a small glass.


Jerry Thomas’s Fancy Brandy Cocktail Recipe:
Ingredients: 

2 oz Martell VSOP cognac

1 teaspoon rich simple syrup

½ teaspoon Grand Marnier

2 dashes of Fee’s Whiskey-Barrel bitters


Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
Stir with cracked ice after mixing main ingredients. 
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and add the bitters.
Garnish with a lemon peel, that you rub around the rim of the glass.

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Prohibition Era Cocktails: The "Long Island Iced Tea" the roaring 1920's version.

Prohibition Era Cocktails & Vintage Mixed Drinks.

The "Long Island Iced Tea" the roaring 1920's version.

This original drink in the 20's is slightly different form todays version, but just as potent. The story goes that a man by the name of Old Man Bishop, who was from Long Island in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Then Old Man Bishops son, Ransom Bishop went on to add to the long island iced tea recipe.  The modern Long Island Iced Tea recipe uses cola and 4 equal parts of the modern 4 liquors, vodka, tequila, gin and rum. The 5th being triple sec or other orange flavored liqueur.

Note: We are currently researching the exact recipe


Original Long Island Iced Tea Recipe Ingredients:

  • Whiskey
  • Maple Syrup
  • varied quantities of the 5 liquors

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
Mix in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain into a long glass.

photo of Long Island Iced Tea
Long Island Iced Tea.


Random Note: TGI Friday's claimed that it was involved with creating the Long Island Iced Tea.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Manhattan Club, Prohibition Era Cocktails: The "Manhattan Club" Manhattan cocktail drink recipe using rye whiskey and vermouth.

Manhattan Club Manhattan cocktail drink recipe.

Similar to the classic Manhattan, only this one uses a particular type of Rye Whiskey and orange bitters. 

This is considered a wet martini, so if you like a wet martini, this ones for you kid.

The original Manhattan was invented around 1870.

The Rittenhouse rye gives it a nice woodsy kick, it is rated at 100 proof.  Rittenhouse rye was named North American Whiskey of the Year in 2006 in San Francisco, California.  The overall flavor of this spirit is woody, marshmallow, butter cream, dark caramel, and brown sugar.

photo of a bottle of Rittenhouse rye 100 proof.
Rittenhouse rye 100 proof.


Manhattan Club Manhattan Recipe:
Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Rittenhouse rye
  • 1 ½ oz Martini and Rossi red vermouth
  • 1 dash orange bitters


Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
In a cocktail glass, mix and stir with cracked ice.
Follow by straining into a chilled cocktail glass.
Twist a thin cut lemon peel.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Prohibition Era Cocktails: The Manhattan cocktail drink recipe and history. A classic drink of the roaring 20's.

Prohibition Era Cocktails: The Manhattan cocktail drink recipe and history. A classic drink of the roaring 20's and before.

This is a IBA listed drink and is listed in David Embury's classic book on cocktails The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

ORIGINS of the MANHATTAN COCKTAIL:
One legend states the Manhattan cocktail was created at the Manhattan Club in New York City, honor the election of Gov. Samuel Tilden in 1874.   Another story states it was created around the 1860's by Black, a bartender at a pub on Broadway street.

A early printed version of the Manhattan cocktail is in a book titled "The Flowing Bowl" in 1891.  Here is the version he gives:
2 dashes of gum, 2 dashes of bitters, 1 dash of absinthe, 2/3 portion of whiskey and 1/3 portion of vermouth.

Traditionalist will agrue that the Manhattan cocktail be made with Rye Whiskey. But the truth is today bartenders use Bourbon or Canadian.

There are so many variations of the drink today, i can count at least 9 off the top of my head. Bartenders use the Manhattan as a jumpstart to there creativity.

The Manhattan cocktail drink.


The Classic Manhattan Recipe:
Ingredients:
50 ml Rye Whisky
20 ml Sweet red vermouth
1-2 Dashes Angostura bitters
Maraschino cherry

Making the Classic Manhattan Cocktail:
The drink is traditionaly stirred over ice in a mixing glass.
Next, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnishe with a cherry and serve straight up.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Prohibition Era Cocktails: The "Weeper’s Joy" drink recipe that contains Absinthe.

Prohibition Era Cocktails: Learn about the "Weeper’s Joy" cocktail from 1890, that uses Absinthe, Vermouth, Kummel and Grand Marnier.

This was the drink of the week at the lounge last week, here is the recipe and some history.

This is a nice different, semi-exotic cocktail from the prohibition era. Well it was around for some time before the prohibition era, so it was well know by the roaring 20's.

The Absinthe gives the drink it's main flavor, but being layered with other ingredients, it does not overpower the drink. There is also a nice, but again, not overpowering sweetness to the drink.
The Kummel and the Sweet Vermouth balance the Absinthe out nicely.


This mixed drink is easy to remember it's just 1 of each.

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(1890) Weeper’s Joy Recipe: 
Ingredients: 

1 ounce Absinthe

1 ounce Martini and Rossi red vermouth

1 ounce Kummel

1 barspoon Grand Marnier

Cocktail mixing instructions:

You can just stir with cracked ice in a glass and be done with it.
But we like to shake in a cocktail shaker with ice, until nice and cold.
Next, strain the mix into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lemon peel.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

The Bronx cocktail drink recipe, a popular Prohibition Era cocktail drink.

Prohibition Era cocktails: Learn how to make the classic "Bronx Cocktail."


This is a pre prohibition era drink that was very popular during the prohibition era as well.
Story has it that it was invented around the turn of the century.
It was one of the most popular cocktails during the 1930's. a true classic cocktail drink.

It was listed as one of the World's ten Most Famous Cocktails in 1934.

Bronx cocktail drink photo
Bronx cocktail drink.

The man who invented the Bronx cocktail was Johnnie Solon who was a pre-Prohibition bartender at the popular Manhattan hotel. He was said to be one of the best mixers behind the bar counter for most of the hotel's history.  He is said to have named the Bronx Cocktail after the Bronx Zoo, where he said he saw drunks hallucinate about wild animals.

This cocktail is really just a perfect martini with the addition of the orange juice. The Bronx is also a close relative of the Queens cocktail, that uses pineapple juice.

Today it is listed as a "Official Cocktail" by the International Bartender Association.

"Bronx Cocktail" Recipe
Ingredients

  • 6 parts Gin
  • 3 parts Sweet RedVermouth
  • 2 parts Dry Vermouth
  • 3 parts Orange juice

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
Pour all of the listed ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Shake until cold and frosty.
Strain into a chilled cocktail or martini glass and serve.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Prohibition Era Cocktails: The Mint Julep recipe, popular in the roaring 20's.

Prohibition Era Cocktails: How to make the Mint Julep cocktail.

This cocktail is still popular during the summer months in the South today.
A very popular drink during the roaring 20's.


Origin's and History of the Mint Julep.
My Grandmother was a hardcore flapper and she drank a lot of Mint Julep's in the summertime during the Prohibition Era. It is a very refreshing cocktail in the summer. We can trace the origins of a version of the mint julep all the way back to the early 1800's. The official drinks as we know it today shows up in print in 1938.  The cocktail has been promoted by Churchill Downs with the Kentucky Derby since the 1930's. A cocktail that is drunk mostly in the summer as a nice refresher. During the Prohibition Era, people drank both whiskey and gin juleps. We will cover the whiskey version here.

The secret to this drink is properly infusing the bourbon with the mint and then balancing it out with the proper sweetness.  Remember to not bruise the mint leaves to much when muddling, just enough to release the essence of the mint.

1920's Mint Julep Recipe:
Ingredients

• 5 mint leaves
• 1/2 ounce Bourbon Whiskey
• 1 tsp. powdered sugar
• 2 tsp. water

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
Gently muddle the mint leaves, sugar, and the water in a mixing glass.
It is important not to overly muddle the mint leaves, just gently bruise to release the essence.
Add crushed ice and then pour in the whiskey.
Garnish the classic cocktail with a mint sprig.

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Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe
Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

The "Prohibition" Cocktail Drink made with Gin.

How to make the Prohibition Cocktail.

With a name like Prohibition, it's got to contain gin.

The Prohibition as Kina Lillet as a main ingredient, This is a wine aperitif made of Bordeaux wines and citrus liqueurs.  The taste overall has notes of fruit, but not too sweet.  The Apricot brandy helps to even out the herbal taste of the gin.

This cocktail is semi-strong. Great for drinking slowly during dinner or for talking after a meal.

Prohibition Cocktail Recipe
Ingredients:

1 oz gin (Tanqueray, Hendricks, Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire, etc.)
1 oz Kina Lillet
2 dashes fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz apricot brandy

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice until nice and cold.
Now, strain into a martini glass. 
Garnish with a twist of orange.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Speak Easy Cocktails of the Prohibition Era: The "Foghorn" drink recipe using gin.

Juke Joint Cocktails: How to make the Foghorn cocktail drink.

One of the classics of the roaring 20's.
Made with, of course, gin as a base ingredient.
The ginger, gin and lime blend well together.
Very easy cocktail to make.

Foghorn Cocktail Recipe:
Ingredients
• 1/2 juice of lime
• 1 1/2 oz of Gin
• Ginger Ale to taste

Mixing Instructions:
Pour in a highball style glass with ice and stir.
All lime juice and stir again.
Top with ginger ale.
Garnish with the lime wedge or wheel.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Prohibition Era Cocktails: The "Thunderclap Cocktail" recipe, a jarring speak easy cocktail.

Cocktails of the Prohibition Era: How to make the Thunderclap Cocktail drink.


This is one mean drink, so watch out.
The story goes that after consuming this drink, you should run for your life!
For the brave at heart.


Thunderclap Cocktail Recipe:
Ingredients
1 part Brandy (raynal brandy, korbel, e and J, etc)
1 part Gin (tanqueray, bombay sapphire, hendrick's, beefeater, etc.)
1 part Whiskey (jack daniels, jameson 18, evan williams, etc.)


Mixing instructions:
Mix in a cocktail shaker with ice, and pour into a old fashioned glass.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Prohibition Era Cocktails: The Famous "Ramos Gin Fizz" cocktail drink using gin.

Cocktails of the roaring 20's. How to make the "Ramos Gin Fizz" cocktail.


This drink takes awhile to prepare, but is well worth the effort.
The Ramos Gin Fizz, was once a very popular drink that has a long reputation in the cocktail world.
It does show up on the tiki bar scene menu from time to time and is a classic at many modern day speakeasy's.

A Fizz.
A Fizz is a group of cocktail related to the "sours" family of drinks.  The thing that makes a Fizz  
unique, is the addition of acidic juice (like lemon or lime juice) and carbonated water.  Fizz drinks date back to before 1887.

The taste is floral and bubbly, it's a very easy to drink cocktail.

The real secret to this drink is in the shake, i have seen many mixologist shake this cocktail for as long as ten minutes!

photo of Ramos Gin Fizz Cocktail
Ramos Gin Fizz Cocktail

Ramos Gin Fizz Recipe:
Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz. gin (bombay, beefeater, tanqueray, bombay sapphire, etc.)
  • 1 oz simple syrup (sugar / water)
  • 1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/4 oz. heavy whipping cream
  • 3 drops orange flower water
  • 1 oz. club soda


Mixing Instructions:
Place all but the soda water in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously for a few minutes and strain into a glass.
Top with the club soda and stir briskly.

Serve in a large glass or a zombie glass.

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cocktails of the roaring 20's and the Prohibition Era presents the "Parisian" a classic gin cocktail.

How to make the classic Parisian cocktail drink with recipe and instructions.
This was a classic speak easy, juke joint cocktail. The following recipe is quite old.

Parisian Recipe:
Ingredients

• 1 1/2 Tbsp Gin (Tanqueray, Hendrick's Gin, Beefeater Gin, Bombay Sapphire, etc)

• 1 1/1 Tbsp Noilly Prat (A dry vermouth)

Mixing Directions:
Mix all of the ingredients with ice and then shake in a cocktail shaker.
Strain the mix into cocktail glass and add a few black currents as a garnish.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

The Aviation Cocktail of the 1920's prohibition era, recipe and information.

Cocktails of the Prohibition Era: How to make The Aviation cocktail drink.


I finally had a chance to try a real Aviation cocktail last week at a modern speak easy in Omaha, NE. The name of the juke joint is the Sidedoor, I lounge that i really adore. The bartender or better titled mixologist really knew his stuff. I will write a review on that later.  All I can say is wow, what a classic, I never tasted anything quit like that before. This is one amazing drink that you have to enjoy for yourself.

The Aviation was invented by Hugo Ensslin, who was the head bartender at Hotel Wallick in New York. The Aviation was first seen published in Ensslin's 1916 "Recipes for Mixed Drinks". 

The original Ensslin's recipe was made with El Bart gin, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, and crème de violette. Crème de violette is a violet liqueur which colors the cocktail a pale sky-blueish color.

Later recipes omitted the crème de violette, because it was so hard to find, useing for a mixture of two-thirds dry gin, one-third lemon juice, and two dashes of maraschino.


Aviation Cocktail  Recipe: 
Ingredients
• 2 oz. Gin (Tanqueray Gin, Bombay Sapphire Gin , Hendrick's , Gordon's London Dry, etc.)
• 1/2 oz. Fresh lemon juice
• 1/2 oz. Maraschino liqueur (Luxardo Maraschino Cherry Liqueur, Maraska Maraschino, Luxardo Maraschino, etc.)
• 1/4 oz. Crème de violette (Rothman & Winter Crème De Violette, Pages Parfait Amour Creme De Violette, etc)

Instructions:
Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. 
Shake until cold.
Strain into cocktail glass. 
Garnish the Aviation with a cherry.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cocktail drinks of the roaring 20's: The "Uncle Sam Special" recipe and instructions.

How to make the Prohibition Era cocktail classic called the Uncle Sam Special.

This is a classic cocktail of the roaring 20's that uses Gin and Brandy as a base.


The recipe is easy to make, it's just equal parts of the following ingredients.

Uncle Sam Special Recipe:
Ingredients

• 1 part Brandy (Raynal Brandy, "Remy Martin ""XIII", etc.)

• 1 part Gin (Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, Hendricks', Gordon's London Dry, etc.)

• 1 part Dry Vermouth (Martini & Rossi, Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth, Cinzano Dry, Gallo Dry, etc.)

• 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
Shake the mixture in a cocktail shaker until cold and frosty.
Strain the mix into a cocktail glass.
Garnish the drink with a cherry.

This recipe is rare and hard to find in many bar books.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cocktails of the roaring 20" and the Prohibition Era: The "Snowball Cocktail" recipe

Prohition Era Cocktails: How to make the Snowball cocktail drink.

Snowball cocktail drink Recipe:
Ingredients:
1 1/2 ounces Gin (Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, Gordon's London Dry, etc.)
1/2 ounce Anisette (Dekuyper, Meletti, Marie Brizard, Hiram Walker, Bols, etc.)
1 tablesoon Light Cream

Instructions:
Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Float the cream at the end.


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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cocktails of the Roaring 20's: The Gin and Sin cocktail recipe from the prohibition era.

How to make the Gin and Sin cocktail drink like they made in the prohibition era.
This drink is easy to make, just remember 1 of each and your fine.

Gin and Sin Recipe:
Ingredients
• 1 ounce of Gin (Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, Hendricks, Gordon's London Dry,Beefeater, etc.)
• 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon of orange juice
• 1 dash of grenadine

Instructions
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour in ingredients.
Shake until cold a frosty.
Strain into a cocktail glass.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Prohibition Era Cocktails: The Jack Rose Recipe

Speak Easy Cocktails of the Roaring 20's: How to make the Jack Rose prohibition era cocktail.

The Jack Rose is one of the classic basic drinks in David A. Embury's classic The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.  Try the cocktail loved by flappers in the juke joints of the Prohibition Era. This cocktail has a beautiful red color to it.


JACK ROSE RECIPE:


Ingredients

• 3 parts applejack

• 2 parts lemon or lime juice

• 2 dashes grenadine





Mixing instructions:
Mix in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until cold.


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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Classic cocktails of the Prohibition era: The Dubonnet Cocktail Recipe

How to make the Dubonnet Cocktail from the Prohibition Era using Gin and Dubonnet.

This classic cocktail was one of the first cocktail drinks created to mask the taste of the poorly distilled gin at that time.



Dubonnet Drink Recipe:
Ingredients:

• 1 1/2 oz. Gin (Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, Gordon's London, Beefeater, Etc)
• 1 1/2 oz. Dubonnet (French wine infused with spices)
• Lemon Twist

Directions:
Fill a standard mixing glass with ice.
Pour in the Dubonnet and then the Gin.
Mix until cold and then strain the ice into into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist.


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    Friday, August 27, 2010

    Prohibition Era Cocktails: The "Blackberry Bramble" cocktail recipe from the Roaring 20's.

    How to make the Blackberry Bramble, a classic Prohibition Era cocktail drink.

    This is a classic Gin cocktail was popular in the roaring 20's. If you can't find crème de mure, us a blackberry liqueur or Chambord. It was a very popular summer time cocktail in the days of prohibition.

    sometimes called tEngland’s cosmopolitan. The Blackberry bramble is basically just a short gin sour with a splash of of crème de mûre. Crème de mûrea is a French blackberry liqueur.

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    Blackberry Bramble



    Blackberry Bramble Recipe
    Ingredients:
    • Club soda
    • 1 oz crème de mure or (blackberry liqueur like Chambord)
    • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup (Sugar Water)
    • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 ounces Gin (Tanqueray, Hendrick's, Beefeater, Gordon's London Dry, etc.)

    Cocktail Mixing Procedure:
    Combine the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake until cold and frosty and then strain into a glass, top with soda and float the crème de mûre.
    Garnish with a lemon wedge and or  two blackberries on a toothpick.

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    Thursday, July 29, 2010

    Prohibition Era Cocktails: The Bennett Recipe of the roaring 20's using Gin.

    Prohibition Era Cocktails: How to make the Bennett mixed drink.

    Bennett Recipe:
    Ingredients
    • 6 parts Gin
    • 2 parts Lime Juice
    • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
    Note: Part can be a tablesppon.

    Procedure:
    Shake in a cocktail shaker until nice and cold,
    Pour into a cocktail or short glass filled with ice.

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    Thursday, July 22, 2010

    Prohibition Era Cocktails: The "Coffee Cocktail" of the roaring 20's using Brandy and Port.

    Prohibition Era Cocktail: How to make the classic Coffee Cocktail mixed drink.

    This drink contains no coffee, contrary to the name. A cocktail that uses egg, like a lot of vintage cocktails from this era. Brandy and port are the dominate sports with a dash of bitters for depth.

    Coffee Cocktail Recipe:
    Ingredients
    • 1 dash of bitters (optional)
    • 1 whole egg
    • 1 tsp Simple Syrup
    • 1 1/2 oz Brandy
    • 1 1/2 oz Port

    Procedure:
    Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until cold.

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    Wednesday, July 21, 2010

    Prohibition Era Cocktail drinks: The Monkey Gland recipe, a popular drink in the roaring 20's that used Absinthe.

    Prohibition Era Cocktails: How to make the Monkey Gland mixed drink, A Classic 1920's Cocktail.

    Many of the younger bartenders today will have no idea how to make this classic cocktail.

    The Monkey Gland is a gin-based cocktail that was invented in the 1920's. Grenadine and Pernod give this gin drinks it's main flavors. Harry MacElhone, owner of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris France, is credited with inventing the first Monkey Gland cocktail.

    The original recipe for the Monkey Gland called for anisette, or absinthe but both Pernod and Bénédictine have become common to use.

    Monkey Gland Cocktail Drink


    Monkey Gland Recipe:
    Ingredients
    • 2 ounces gin (Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, Beefeater, etc.)
    • 1 1/2 ounces fresh orange juice
    • 2 dashes of grenadine
    • 2 dashes of Pernod or Bénédictine (absinthe)
    • Twist of orange peel

    Procedure:
    Shake all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, and then strain the mixture into a glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.

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    Friday, July 16, 2010

    Prohibition Era Cocktail Drinks: The Luigi recipe, a popular 1920's cocktail.

    How to make the old school prohibition cocktail called the Luigi.
    1920s Classic Cocktail.



    Luigi Recipe:
    Ingredients:
    • 6 Tsp Gin (Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick's Gin, Tanqueray, Beefeater, etc.)
    • 6 Tsp Dry Vermouth (Martini and Rossi, Noilly Prat, etc.)
    • 1 Tsp Grenadine
    • Dash Cointreau
    • Juice of Half an Orange or Tangerine

    Procedure:
    Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a glass.
    Garnish with a segment of tangerine or orange.

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    Saturday, July 10, 2010

    Prohibition Era Cocktails: The "Orange Blossom" Recipe using Gin.

    Cocktails of the roaring 20's: How to male the Orange Blossom cocktail drink from the Prohibition era.

    Like most Prohibition Era cocktails, this drink uses Gin as a base ingredient.
    This is a very easy vintage cocktail to make.


    Orange Blossom Recipe
    Ingredients:
    • 6 Tsp Gin  (Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick's Gin, Beefeater, Tanqueray, etc.)
    • 6 Tsp Squeezed Orange juice

    Procedure:
    Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake until cold.
    Strain and pour into a martini or cocktail glass.
    Garnish with a orange peel.

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    Friday, July 9, 2010

    Prohibition Era Cocktails: The "White Lady" recipe using Gin and Cointreau.

    Prohibition Era cocktails: How to make the White Lady cocktail from the roaring 20's.
    This ladies cocktail that can pack a punch.

    This mixed drink recipe dates back to 1910.



    White Lady Recipe:
    Ingredients:
    • 1 1/2 oz. Gin (Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick's Gin, Beefeater, Tanqueray, etc.)
    • 1 1/2 oz. Cointreau
    • 1 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
    • 1/2 Egg White (Optional)

    Directions:
    Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
    Then strain and pour into a Cocktail Glass.

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    Thursday, July 8, 2010

    Prohibition Era Cocktail Drinks: The "Mary Pickford" Recipe, a popular Cuban cocktail in the Roaring 20's.

    How to make the Mary Pickford Cocktail drink from the Prohibition Era.

    Mary Pickford and her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, the golden-haired Mary Pickford was at the highest spot of the first generation of movie royalty.  This cocktail honors her and comes from 1920's Cuba. A it helped to make rum more popular.
    And was a inspiration for many Tiki or Tropical cocktails with it's use of rum and pineapple juice, a main ingredient in many tiki and tropical cocktails today.


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    Mary Pickford Recipe:
    Ingredients
    • 1 1/2 oz white rum (Bacardi, Cruzan, etc.)
    • 1 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon grenadine
    • 1/8 oz marashino


    Procedure:
    Shack ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice until cold.
    Pour and strain  cocktail into chilled cocktail glass.
    Garnish with a maraschino cherry.








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    Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    Prohibition Era Cocktail Drinks: The "Colony Cocktail" recipe.

    Prohibition Era Cocktails: How to make the Colony Cocktail drink.


    The Colony cocktail got it's name from the Colony, a speakeasy in New York.




    The Colony Recipe:
    Ingredients
    • 1 1/2 oz gin
    • 3/4 oz grapefruit juice
    • 2 tsp maraschino


    Procedure:
    Shake well with cracked ice.
    Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

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    Sunday, July 4, 2010

    Prohibition Era Cocktails: The Bacardi Cocktail Drink Recipe for the 1920's.

    How to make the classic Bacardi Cocktail from the Prohibition Era.
    This drink was very popular in Florida during Prohibition because it was so close to Cuba.

    The Bacardi Cocktail was the same as the Daiquiri, until a lawsuit changed the name. The drink contains the Rum, Lime and Sugar. There is a red version of the Bacardi that started in the United States and this uses Grenadine.











    1917 Version of the Bacardi Cocktail• 1 drink Bacardi Rum
    • 1/2 of the juice of a fresh lime
    • 2 dashes Gum Syrup  (Sugar Syrup)

    Shake well in a cocktail shaker with ice.
    Strain and serve.

    US Bacardi Cocktail Recipe:
    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 oz light rum (Bacardi)
    • 1 /2 oz Fresh lime juice
    • 3 dashes of grenadine

    Procedure:Shake well in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice.
    Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

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    Saturday, July 3, 2010

    Prohibition Era Cocktail Drinks: The Barbary Coast Recipe and information,

    How to make the Prohibition Era cocktail the Barbary Coast.

    It is strange that this drink mixes Scotch and Gin together, but desperate times call for desperate measures. The Barbary Coast cocktail got it's name from a red-light district in San Francisco, California.

    Barbary Coast Recipe:
    Ingredients: 

    3/4 oz blended Scotch
    3/4 oz gin
    3/4 oz crème de cacao
    3/4 oz heavy cream

    Procedure:
    Shake in a cocktail shaker until cold.
    Strain mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.

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    Friday, July 2, 2010

    Prohibition Era Cocktails: The Whiskey Old-Fashioned Recipe.

    Whiskey Old-Fashioned
    The Old-Fashioned was around before Prohibition and it is still with us today.
    It might be one of the first drinks to be called a cocktail.

    The origins of the cocktail can be traced back to 1806. The first time the name appears is in the 1880's. It is one of the original 6 cocktails.

    Whiskey Old Fashioned


    Whiskey Old-Fashioned Recipe:
    • 1 1/2 oz. Whiskey or Rye Bourbon
    • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
    • 1 Sugar Cube
    • 1 Lemon Peel
    • 3 Ice Cubes

    Procedure:
    In the bottom of a Old Fashioned Glass muddle 1 sugar cube with about a teaspoon of water.
    Add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters and muddle some more.
    Add the Bourbon and stir.
    Add 3 ice cubes and stir again.
    Squeeze a lemon slice over the drink, then drop it in.
    Let the drink sit for a few minutes.

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    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    Prohibition Era Cocktails: The "French 75" Recipe and drink historic information.

    How to make the "French 75" Prohibition Era cocktail with recipe and historic information.

    The French 75, a wonderful vintage cocktail, got it's name from the famous World War I big artillery gun. The French 75 is a classic cocktail drink that was invented during the Prohibition Era.

    "French 75" Recipe:
    Ingredients

    • 1 ½ oz London Dry Gin

    (Gordon's London Dry, Tanqueray London Dry, Bombay Sapphire, Monkey Gland Broker's, etc.)

    • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

    • 3/4 oz simple syrup (bar syrup, sugar water)

    • chilled champagne to top off


    Mixing Procedure:
    Shake in a cocktail shaker until cold and frosty with cracked ice.

    Strain the mixture in a highball glass with cracked ice.

    Top off this cocktail with a chilled champagne.

    Garnish with Lemon and or a cherry.






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