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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: Monkeying Around With The Monkey Gland Cocktail

What would you do for a chance at eternal life? For some people in the early 1920s, all it took was a slip of the knife…just as long as they didn’t mind getting a little up close and personal with their ape relatives. … 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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C is for Cocktail: It’s National Daiquiri Day! :D

  Guess what, everyone? July 19th is National Daiquiri Day! So, naturally, today we’re going to talk about the daiquiri. First off, let’s clear something up right away: when I’m talking about daiquiris here, I’m not talking about those frozen, brightly-colored … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: Paris Overreacts to that “vile American mixed drink”

~*~ Hemingway called Paris in the 1920s “one long binge,” and he was pretty much right. Throughout Prohibition, millions of American tourists flocked to France to see the sights and sample the local brews. Author and editor Clifton Fadiman called Paris … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: The Bad Boys and Girls of Hollywood

If the stories are true, it seems that all of Hollywood was perpetually drunk during Prohibition. Alcohol flowed at the private parties of the rich just as easily as it did in the shabby low-end speakeasies tucked into Sunset Boulevard. … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: What’s in a Name? The Origin of the Word “Cocktail”

If you asked a barkeep in early 1700s America for a cocktail, they’d probably think you wanted to buy a horse. Horses who’d had their tails bobbed or docked short were known as “cocktails.” Docking, or the cutting off of a … Continue reading

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C is For Cocktail: Cheers to the Ladies

I wish I could drink like a lady,  I can take one or two at the most,  Three and I’m under the table,  Four and I’m under the host! –Dorothy Parker (supposedly) Hello everyone! Today we’re focusing on two cocktails … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: The Sidecar

For anyone wondering why there is a cocktail recipe here, please refer to this post.  Otherwise, let’s all sit back and enjoy a Prohibition classic… ~ * ~ T H E   S I D E C A R   Considered … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: The Bacardi Cocktail

And we’re off! 🙂  For those of you who didn’t tune in last week, this is the first in a short series of 1920s cocktail recipes I’ll be posting over the next month or so.  It’s a little different than … Continue reading

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