Unfortunately this will be the last Cocktail Overhaul column on Serious Eats. It was a fun ride and I really wish to thank my editor Maggie Hoffman for all the help she extended. So without further adieu: Despite this drink’s name, the combination of vodka, coffee liqueur, and soda was actually relatively low in alcohol.… Continue reading The Last Cocktail Overhaul Column: Mind Eraser
The Lemon Drop was one of the most popular cocktails in the US in the later part of the 20th century. It should follow a simple formula of spirit, lemon, and sweetener, but sadly, in many bars the drink disintegrated into a candied mess. It’s time to give the Lemon Drop the glory it deserves.… Continue reading Cocktail Overhaul: Lemon Drop
Shots! Shots! Shots! These are often the words that get the party started…and lead to countless bad decisions and lost memories. The trouble is that not all shots are created equal. Some go down as easy as pie while others burn and burn. The Prairie Fire shot is one of those dangerous shots, commonly constructed… Continue reading Cocktail Overhaul: Prairie Fire
The Grasshopper cocktail is a sweet green-colored after dinner drink. The original concoction called for green crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and cream or half and half. This green monster practically screams out for a remake. Read the rest here.
The Cosmo is arguably one of the most influential cocktails of the past twenty-five years. Its popularity skyrocketed in the 90’s and was on the menu of every bar from NY to Timbuktu. It already saw one upgrade later in its life and now its time for a new one. Read the rest on Seriouseats.com.
The Surfer on Acid is most often consumed in a shot and conjures up hilarious images of a surfer trying to stand up on his surfer board while tripping on drugs. The original concoction is an equal-parts mix of coconut flavored rum, Jagermeister, and pineapple juice—a simple mix of alcohol that trends toward the intense-and-sweet… Continue reading Cocktail Overhaul: Surfer on Acid
The Lynchburg Lemonade was the subject of a fierce legal battle between creator Tony Mason and the Jack Daniels distillery. Was it a drink worth fighting for? Not in its original form, I’d say. The classic Lynchburg Lemonade is equal parts Jack Daniels, triple sec, sour mix, 7-Up. The whiskey is buried under sour mix and sweet orange liqueur, plus the sweet soda on top. Read the rest of the article by clicking here.