The cocktail is an art form that peaked in the middle of the 20th century and has been in rapid decline since. As a young lad, I was schooled in the fine art of cocktailing by my father and grandfathers, I learned many valuable lessons that I plan to pass on. I also want to resurrect some of the old classics that vastly surpass the sugary & fruity concoctions made today with their simplicity, elegance and bold flavors. Most of the time I will focus on one drink, and to provide, at least in my opinion, the definitive recipe, but hope to expand to other related topics as I see fit. Please mix yourself a cocktail, read, drink, and enjoy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The 12 Drinks of Christmas

After a six month hiatus I am back just in time to fuel your holiday cheer! There is no better time of year to drink in excess with the simple excuse “it’s the holidays!” So to compensate for my extended absence I am bringing you the 12 Drinks of Christmas.

Over the next 24 days you will experience a combination of classics, newcomers, and traditional holiday spirits that is sure to please everybody on your invite list. They will be coming at a feverish pace, so please feel free to take a break with some of the holiday favorites that I have already covered like the Manhattan or the Tom and Jerry!

The first drink will appear shortly with another following every couple of days.  As they are added I will add them to the list below as well.  Enjoy!

  1. The Rob Roy
  2. The Gibson
  3. Eggnog
  4. The Brandy Alexander
  5. Serendipiti
  6. Bloody Mary 
  7. The Whiskey Cobra 
  8. Wassail 
  9. Coquito 
  10. Hot Buttered Rum
  11. Robertino
  12. Mulled Wine 
  13. Poire Victoire
  14. Jeff One

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