Tagged with Cocktails

Nectarine Basil Smash

Nectarine Basil Smash

With fresh fruit and herbs filling area produce stands, summer is the perfect time to mix up a smash. What is a smash? Imbibe provided a brief history of the cocktail in their Summer 2013 issue Continue reading

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Planter’s Punch

Planter’s Punch

This month’s MxMo theme hosted by Thiago of Bartending Notes was pineapple. In an effort to give the king of fruits his due I racked my brain for a cocktail that incorporated one of my favorite fruits Continue reading

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

I had my first whiskey sour sometime in college. I can’t recall what kind of whiskey we used, but I assume it was probably Jim Beam. As for the mixer, I’m more than certain we used a bottled sour mix Continue reading

Jack Rose

Jack Rose

Until a week ago I had never heard of the spirit called Applejack. Apparently back in Colonial times when strapping men were settling this great land of ours they produced a lot of apples. These apples were made into cider Continue reading

South Side

South Side

One bar tale holds the Southside was created during Prohibition Era by gangsters on Chicago’s South Side to hide the flavor of the bath tub gin they were distributing. Continue reading