The Paddy Cocktail

Apologies to all 8 or so of my readers, because I haven’t been posting much lately. This is mostly the result of just drinking old-fashioneds of late. There’s also probably an element of laziness involved. So be it. But here, at last, is another drink: The Paddy Cocktail, which comes to us once again from…

The Ideal Cocktail

This drink seems to have a long and rather varied history. It first appears in Hugo Ensslin’s 1917 tome,┬áRecipes for Mixed Drinks. Therein, it is a simple 2:1 gin/sweet vermouth drink, with 3 dashes of maraschino liqueur and the “juice of a small piece of grapefruit,” which is great if you’re into vagueness. Harry Craddock…