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C is for Cocktail: A Hot Drink to Warm Up Your Winter, Courtesy of Harry Craddock

  ~*~ In 1925 London, “hot cocktails” were all the rage thanks to Harry Craddock, that famous Savoy bartender, whom a pond-hopping Chicago Tribune reporter cited as “providing a hot cocktail for visitors from the cold outside world,” using “a new … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: Celebrate the Savoy with a Classic 1920s Cocktail by Forgotten Bartender Ada Coleman

This July, the Savoy Hotel’s American Bar in London earned a slew of coveted cocktail awards at the Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans: Best International Bar Team, Best International Bar, and World’s Best Bar, an award they … Continue reading

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Ring in the New Year With Some “Dry” Prohibition Drinks

Want to ring in the New Year with an unusual 1920s twist? Why not try a Prohibition cocktail…without any alcohol? ~*~ DRINKS  THAT  “CHEER  BUT  DON’T  INEBRIATE”:  NEW  YEAR’S  MOCK-TAILS While New Year’s Eve in the Roaring Twenties tends to … Continue reading

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Turtle Soup and Oyster Stew: A New England Jazz Age Thanksgiving

Hello everyone! As you know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and American tables will be overflowing with mashed potatoes, turkey, and pumpkin pie, to name but a few…though sea turtle soup, oyster stew, and broiled lobster probably won’t be on the menu! … Continue reading

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Patriotic Peanuts: A Fourth of July 1920s Menu

When you think of “patriotic” American foods, do peanuts come to mind? How about Washington Pie? Or cream cheese sandwiches? While many of the food served at a 1920s Fourth of July celebration wouldn’t look out of place on a table today, … Continue reading

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Bring on the Bubbly: Ring In The New Year, 1920s Style!

Here’s to champagne, the drink divine, That makes us forget our troubles; It’s made a dollar’s worth of wine, And three dollars’ worth of bubbles. —Toast from Harry Montague’s The Up-to-date Bartenders’ Guide: a Valuable Ready Reference Guide to the Art … Continue reading

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