The Winchester Cocktail – A Gin Zombie!

The Winchester Cocktail – A Gin Zombie!

I’d heard of the Winchester Cocktail before, but was reminded by the Speakeasy Podcast from Heritage Food Network when they had Angus Winchester as a guest. I didn’t know the story behind the Gin Zombie’s name however, and it may not be what you expect. The Winchester...
Bee’s Knees Cocktail – Rock Rose Gin

Bee’s Knees Cocktail – Rock Rose Gin

The Bee’s Knees Cocktail was created in the prohibition era, and like many others was a way of masking the lower quality spirits of the day. While legitimate spirits were hard to come by, bathtub gin was common, as adding botanicals could cover rough edges. Happily...
The Alexander Cocktail Family

The Alexander Cocktail Family

The Alexander Cocktail family is well known, mainly for the Brandy Alexander Cocktail, though that’s not where it started out. According to Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book, the Alexander Cocktail No.1 is made with Gin. The Alexander Cocktail No.1 The...
Cocktails of the Movies (infographic)

Cocktails of the Movies (infographic)

Do you like your martini shaken or stirred?While you may not have a hard preference, I bet you know a movie character that has a pretty clear standpoint on this issue. Sensitive taste buds, as those found in our favorite secret agent, can quickly recognize the...
3 Bulldog Cocktail Recipes

3 Bulldog Cocktail Recipes

While researching the Bulldog cocktail for this article I came across three very different recipes, so we’ll talk about them all. Lets start with what I was looking for, the Bulldog. Bulldog Cocktail #1 – Mr Boston 1½oz (45ml) Marie Brizard Jollie Cherry...