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

Roasted Orange, Vanilla, and Clove Juice in a “Beertail”

I know your probably reading that title and wondering how good this actually is. Depending on who you are it probably doesn’t even sound appetizing. But give it a shot, the resulting mix is delicious. Orange Moon 2 oz Roasted Orange Juice 1 oz Vodka 1 Dash of Angostura Bitters 1 Dash of Orange Bitters… Continue reading Roasted Orange, Vanilla, and Clove Juice in a “Beertail”

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.… Continue reading Tequila Revolucion (Silver y Reposado) Review and the Oaxaca Old Fashioned

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

Solera

I came across the Solera Cocktail on the Imbibe website. It was created by Dominic Venegas. This cocktail makes an excellent use of sherry. Solera 2 oz Santa Teresa 1796 Rum (Ron Zacapa) 1 oz Lustau Palo Cortado Peninsula .75 oz Taylor’s Velvet Falernum 2 dashes of Regans’ orange bitters Stir with ice and strain… Continue reading Solera

Marmalade Sour

I saw this drink on Jamie Boudreau’s website. While he used 3 oz of cachaça in his drink i decided to reduce it to 2.5 oz. I felt that 3 oz was a little too much for my taste.  I also  added 2 drops of Fee’s Grapefruit bitters to bring out some of the grapefruit flavor… Continue reading Marmalade Sour