The Endless Summer – A Negroni Takes a Beach Vacation

The Endless Summer was created by Yanni Kehagiaras of Liholiho Yacht Club. It is a simple tropical rift on a Negroni. It keeps the classic ingredients of Gin, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth and adds pineapple juice. It serves as an approachable drink for those who may not be comfortable with the bittersweet flavor of the… Continue reading The Endless Summer – A Negroni Takes a Beach Vacation

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal – Full Lineup Review 

   La Quintinye is made with a wide variety of plants and spices. Depending on the variety it ranges from 18 in the blanc to 28 in the rouge.  Each offering blends a selection of wines, including white wine and Pineau des Charentes, a fortified wine, blended of slightly fermented grape juice and Cognac).  La… Continue reading La Quintinye Vermouth Royal – Full Lineup Review 

Negroni Week Is Here Try the Coffee Negroni & Negroni Slushy  

  Negroni Week launched in 2013, presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, as a celebration of one of the worlds greatest cocktails and an effort to raise money for charities around the world. Over the last two years it has grown from 100 participating bars to over 1,300 and has raised over $120,000 for various… Continue reading Negroni Week Is Here Try the Coffee Negroni & Negroni Slushy  

The Volstead Act Company 1947 and 1933 Bitters Review

The Volstead Act Company is a brand new company formed in July 2013. They are a family owned and ran business. Currently they produce a limited range of 2 different varieties of bitters and 2 different syrups. In this review we will cover the 2 bitters that they currently offer: 1947 bitters (aromatic) and the… Continue reading The Volstead Act Company 1947 and 1933 Bitters Review

Cana Brava Rum Review

Cana Brava is the work of The 86 Co. which is made up of Simon Ford, Dushan Zaric & Jason Kosmos (founders of Employees Only), Malte Barnekow, and Kris Roth. Cana Brava is a 3 year old aged rum from the region of Herrar in Panama. It is made from raw sugar cane molasses that… Continue reading Cana Brava Rum Review

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… Continue reading 7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: La Florida Cocktail

ROOT Liqueur Review and the ROOT Swizzle

I have actually had ROOT for some time but am just getting around to doing a proper review of it. When I first heard of this spirit being introduced, I could not wait to get my hands on some. ROOT is one of the most interesting liqueurs to have come along in quite some time.… Continue reading ROOT Liqueur Review and the ROOT Swizzle

The Fior di Sicily

Looking for a drink can be a daunting task at times. Often I find myself flipping through recipes looking for something that calls out to me. I picked up a copy of Left Coast Libations which has a range of interesting and exciting cocktails from some of the best bartenders on the West Coast. One… Continue reading The Fior di Sicily

Behold the Origin of the Martini – The Martinez

The Martinez has been around since the late 1880’s and has gone through an array of variations. All of them contain the same 2 essential ingredients: Gin and Sweet Vermouth, albeit in different ratios. The origin of this cocktail still remains a mystery, with no one person being able to claim the drink as his… Continue reading Behold the Origin of the Martini – The Martinez