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The Paloma

The Paloma

February is National Grapefruit Month! In celebration of this healthy fruit, our Drink in History features the Paloma, a classic grapefruit cocktail made with grapefruit soda and tequila.   When people think of a classic tequila cocktail, usually a margarita...

Drink in History—The Painkiller

Drink in History—The Painkiller

If you’ve ever enjoyed a nice Piña Colada, then it’s time for you to indulge in a Painkiller. Like a Piña Colada, the Painkiller is a fruity, coconut-based, rich cocktail.   The classic cocktail had its start at Soggy Dollar Bar in 1970—a six-seat spot in White...

Drink in History—The Hot Toddy

Drink in History—The Hot Toddy

Have you ever taken a sip of your hot toddy and wondered about the origin of the cocktail? During the colder months, the desire to sip on a cold drink takes a backseat. Most gravitate toward a warm beverage that will soothe their soul. Enter the hot toddy. The idea of...

The Long Island Iced Tea

The Long Island Iced Tea

At the center of many frat party fracasas and spring break mayhem, the Long Island Iced Tea or LIIT.     It's a deceptively devilish concoction of four unaged spirits including tequila, vodka, rum and gin mixed with lemon and sugar. Then, instead of using...

El Diablo

El Diablo

If a Margarita and a Moscow Mule had a child, El Diablo—The Devil in Spanish—would be it. El Diablo—a refreshingly sweet and spicy highball— is made of tequila, crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur), lime, and ginger.   One of the earliest tequila drinks on...

The Greenpoint

Our Drink in History is The Greenpoint, relative of the Brooklyn cocktail, named for the popular neighborhood in the borough. As part of New York’s “neighborhood” of cocktails like the Manhattan and the Bronx, The Greenpoint is a riff on the Brooklyn cocktail...

Drink in History—The Brandy Alexander

Drink in History—The Brandy Alexander

What do Lennon and anthracite have in common?   Not much… except for the sweet sipper named Brandy Alexander. As the pre-Prohibition forerunner of a category of cocktails deigned as ‘dessert drinks,’ the modern-day Brandy Alexander is a concoction of brandy,...

Celebrate National Irish Coffee Day

Celebrate National Irish Coffee Day

In celebration of National Irish Coffee Day on January 25th   we share this take on the classic Irish Coffee. Want to know more about this classic drink in history? Check out our backstory on what makes a proper Irish Coffee here.       Irish Coffee...

Drink in History: The Champagne Cocktail

Drink in History: The Champagne Cocktail

Of the thousands of mixed drinks, it’s quite possible none brings more division among serious imbibers than the classic Champagne Cocktail. Like turning up the volume on a great song, this drink amplifies the world’s favorite celebratory tipple by adding a sugar cube...

Drink in History: The Rickey

Drink in History: The Rickey

So simple to make and easy to drink, it’s a bipartisan favorite without debate. The Rickey — gin, seltzer, and lime juice on the rocks in a Highball glass—is the ideal politically-themed drink to keep you cool—no matter what shenanigans ensue. For starters, its...

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