Pisco Punch

Since I’ve got that bottle of pisco open, I might as well continue down that road. Today’s drink was invented sometime in the 1850s or 1860s at the Bank Exchange (good name for a bar…) in San Francisco. If you know your history, you know a lot of Chileans traveled up the west coast of…

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 Park Avenue Cocktail

This is a simple, quick little cocktail, courtesy of Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. He cites it as appearing during the 1940s, and indeed I can find no trace of it earlier in my limited resources. I’ll assume Haigh, in his extensive resources, didn’t either. Given its fairly basic ingredients, it’s rather surprising no…

The Hakam Cocktail

Another entry from Harry Craddock’s 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, the Hakam is rather similar to the Martinez, which in turn may or may not be the precursor of the Martini. The major difference between this drink and the Martinez is that this one uses sweet instead of dry vermouth, and lacks any maraschino. Hakam, by…

Negroni Week in Seattle

Originally posted on Never Dry In Seattle:
As a semi-professional drinker, I have a habit of judging people by their drink orders.  Not big judgements like who to be friends with or whether they are good people or not, but definitely small things like how much they watch Mad Men they watch (Old Fashioned) or how…