7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: La Florida Cocktail

The original drink appears in Trader Vic’s Bartenders Guide from 1972 and is sometimes referred to as the Floridita Cocktail. The La Florida Cocktail is the creation of Constantine Ribailagualt and was one of the signature drinks of the La Florida bar in Havana, Cuba. It’s name is strikingly similar to the Floridita Daiquiri but

Tequila Revolucion (Silver y Reposado) Review and the Oaxaca Old Fashioned

Tequila Revolucion was established in 1994 by Juan Carlos Arav as a range of super-premium 100% Agave tequilas. The bottles are emblazoned with 2 pistols as a tribute to the Mexican revolution that began in 1910. There are a full range of expressions available but I only received samples of the Silver and the Reposado.

Ron Abuelo Añejo 7 Year Review and the Pago Pago Cocktail

Ron Abuelo traces its history back to the first sugar mill in the Republic of Panama and began producing rum in 1936. The rums are distilled from molasses before being aged in white oak casks. Ron Abuelo 7 year is a light straw/copper color. On the nose it opens up with a dry woody note

The Framboise Fizz from the PDT Cocktail Book

This drink was originally created by Michael Klein. I came accross it while flipping through the PDT cocktail book. Framboise Fizz 1.5 oz Reposado Tequila (Peublo Viejo) .75 oz Crème de Cacao (Marie Brizzard) .75 oz lemon juice 2 oz Framboise Shake the first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass

The Commodore Cocktail: A Pink Cocktail With Hidden Fangs

I discovered this recipe while skimming through the 75th Anniversary Edition of Mr. Boston’s Official Bartender’s Guide. The recipe calls for 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, which I did not have on hand. The notes for the drink state that this particular bourbon has a higher than average content of rye. I decided to go