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As lame as the name of this drink is, it’s actually pretty good. Invented by Phil Harrington in Cocktails, I first had it off the menu at ZigZag in Seattle. It’s actually surprisingly good, better than one would think from the ingredients list. The Drink with No Name 2 oz vodka 1/2 oz green Chartreuse […]


I first came across this recipe in Jeff ‘Beachbum’ Berry’s Grog Log while looking for, well, I don’t know what I was looking for. Maybe just something that I actually had the ingredients for (at that time). But I gave it a whirl and really liked it. It takes more time to make than a […]

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I’ve always like the apricot brandy and dry vermouth combo (ie Darb, Frankenjack from the Savoy Cocktail Book) and wanted to see if sherry could stand in if some bitters were added. Cocktail recipe included.


For those readers that are not regular scourers of the cocktail blogs, I wanted to let you know that SeanMike over at the Scofflaw’s Den has just posted about a drink named after yours truly, the Sylvania.


While I feel like I buy bourbon whiskey more often than other spirits, I can’t say that bourbon is my favorite spirit to mix with; I’m much more likely to drink it on the rocks or in a Whiskey Cocktail (basically an Old-Fashioned without fruit). But there are a few drinks that I make regularly using bourbon.


Vieux Carré

by sylvan

New Orleans has been on my mind this week, with Mardi Gras being this last Tuesday and all. I’ve found that one of the more elusive classic New Orleans drinks to get out on the town is the Vieux Carré. It seems that few bars, even at Southern or Cajun/Creole restaurants, deem it necessary to […]

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This last Sunday (2/22) was National Margarita Day. It may seem like a strange time of year to schedule this, but my hunch is that it is because limes are in season right now, and the best margaritas use fresh squeezed lime juice. Whatever you may say about commercial margaritas, we can thank this drink […]