The Classics

How to Make a Vesper Martini

How to Make a Vesper Martini

The Vesper Martini cocktail may have been invented by author Ian Fleming in the James Bond novel Casino Royale, but this mythical beverage sometimes described as “the perfect martini” is a classic on to its own! What makes this classic cocktail so poignant is that…

How to Make the Brown Derby Cocktail

How to Make the Brown Derby Cocktail

The Brown Derby cocktail is a classic bourbon cocktail made with the addition of fresh grapefruit juice and honey syrup. It’s the unknown, but super delicious, brunch cocktail for every bourbon fan. This cocktail’s origin is about as shifty as some of the gangsters who…

How to Make a Sazerac Cocktail

How to Make a Sazerac Cocktail

Want to try making the traditional Sazerac cocktail? All you need are five ingredients: Sazerac Rye, Peychaud’s Bitters, Herbsaint, a sugar cube and a lemon peel to make New Orleans’ official cocktail! This cocktail is sponsored by: Where the Sazerac was born Although the city…

How to Make the Gibson Martini

How to Make the Gibson Martini

The Gibson Martini is a twist on the Classic Martini. One difference, if you can call it that, is the addition of a cocktail onion or many! The result is a slightly salty dry martini that is perfect for sipping anytime! No one is really…

How to Make the Sex on the Beach

How to Make the Sex on the Beach

It’s hard for some to get over its provocative name, but the Sex on the Beach is not only a popular drink, but a classic cocktail as well. It’s one for those backyard barbecues on a hot summer day when you are sitting by pool!…

How to Make the Vieux Carré

How to Make the Vieux Carré

Those who know drinks and cocktails will know that Vieux Carré is undoubtedly a classic New Orleans cocktail. It may resemble the Manhattan, but it has a bit more bitterness and a lot more spice! The Vieux Carré is the French term meaning “Old Square.”…

How to Make the Ramos Gin Fizz

How to Make the Ramos Gin Fizz

A New Orleans institution, the Ramos Gin Fizz was created by Henry Charles Ramos at the Imperial Cabinet Saloon in 1888! Since then it has become one of the city’s enduring classics! If you have ever been to New Orleans, you would definitely have seen the…

How to Find the 10 Best Classic Cocktails of 2020

How to Find the 10 Best Classic Cocktails of 2020

Drinks International magazine publishes their list of the World’s Best-Selling Classic Cocktails 2020 every January. Who knows what this list will look like next year? Let’s toast to the 10 Best on last year’s list! You can bet on which ones will be on next…

How to Choose the Best Canned Cocktails

How to Choose the Best Canned Cocktails

They’re everywhere this season! Canned cocktails have taken the lockdown world by storm. Here is a selection of the ones I’ve been able to try since then. I’ll keep adding to the list the more I try. FYI: They are in alphabetical order, except for…

How to Make Easy Daiquiri Recipes at Home

How to Make Easy Daiquiri Recipes at Home

If you are a Daiquiri lover, then July 19 is your day! Yes, it’s World Daiquiri Day!! To celebrate, I’ve put together a list of easy Daiquiri recipes, so you can try making the classic recipe, or something a bit more exotic. Rumor has it…