Category Archives: Classic Cocktails

Bartender Re-education: The Negroni

The Bartender Re-education Plan took a break but now that the holidays are pretty much over, so are the excuses. You must make 1,000 Negronis before you ever change the 1:1:1 ratio.  Changing the ratios changes the recipe.  Using dry vermouth instead … Continue reading

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New Years Eve: How to plan against disappointment.

The only sure fire way to prevent disappointment on New Year’s Eve is to get a bottle of grower’s Champagne and stay in with the ones you love while watching The Hudsucker Proxy by the Coen brothers.  If I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec24 th, The Blue Blazer

To close out the Cocktail Advent Calendar we have the very impressive but a bit slacker Blue Blazer.  To read too much about the Blue Blazer, check this old post.  But let’s be honest, a Blue Blazer is really just … Continue reading

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Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec23 rd, The Friar Briar’s

This is by far the most difficult drink in the Cocktail Advent Calendar.  We did not make it authentically, but we did make it for service, and that is much harder.  It is the winning recipe from 2006 at the … Continue reading

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Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 22nd, the Porto Flip

How is the Porto Flip different from the Coffee cocktail?  Trust.  The Porto Flip for toady’s Cocktail Advent Calendar has a simple lesson; trust your friends.  A quick  look through the internet would show you that the Porto Flip is … Continue reading

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Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 21st, Betsy Ross

I first learned about the Betsy Ross cocktail for today’s Cocktail Advent Calendar from a Crosby Gaige book.   I know of another variation for this cocktail that turns it into a flip. It is easy to see why a … Continue reading

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Cocktail Advent Calendar-Dec 20th, Irish Coffee

The Irish coffee will be treated differently than the other drinks on the Cocktail Advent Calendar. Almost every other cocktail that we’ve worked with this month we’ve dressed up. We’ve taken a classic not very good cocktail, substituted good ingredients, … Continue reading

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