Rum Old-Fashioned

The other night, I was getting ready to make myself my usual drink, an Old-Fashioned, when I had a whelming sensation to make it with rum instead. It wasn’t an overwhelming sensation, because I didn’t do it. But the thought stuck with me, and the next night I did. I followed the exact template I…

The Moonshine Cocktail

Another from the Savoy Cocktail Book, the Moonshine Cocktail is about as simple as it gets, and also about as tasty. I can’t find any history on this drink, so perhaps it was a Harry Craddock original…but who knows? And who cares? Let’s just get to the recipe. The Recipe: 1.5 oz. gin 1 oz. dry…

Of Thee I Sing, Baby

Ted Saucier’s Bottoms Up, from 1951, brings us this drink, courtesy of William Gaxton, “Star of Stage, Screen, and TV.” No, I’d never heard of him either, and I’m more than averagely versed in classic Hollywood. Well, whatever. Dude made a hell of a drink, even if his naming of it left something to be desired.…