The M. and St. L Cocktail

This was invented by one Lucian C. Sprague, president of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway back in presumably the 1940s and into the 1950s, as the drink first appears in Ted Saucier’s 1951 Bottoms Up. I thought this one would be pretty tasty, but as I was making it, I began to think, “Hmmm…not a…

The Old Pal Cocktail

This drink can be found in The Savoy Cocktail Book, but actually predates that by a few years, first appearing in a 1922 guide called ABC of Mixing Cocktails by Harry McElhone, who was the Harry behind the famous Harry’s New York Bar (which was, of course, in Paris, and was the birthplace of, among other drinks,…

The XYZ Cocktail

The XYZ is another drink that Patrick Gavin Duffy ripped off wholesale from the Savoy Cocktail Book for his Official Mixer’s Manual that came out four years later. I guess all was fair in cocktail publishing back then. Anyhoo, this is a sort of a daiquiri, I guess, with lemon juice and orange liqueur…or maybe it’s a sort…