The ultimate drinking holiday here in the States is St. Patrick’s Day, when everyone thinks they’re Irish, and green drinks flow like water. One cocktail guaranteed to plaster you to the wall is the Irish Trash Can. Made with half the liquor in the bar and a can of Red Bull, the Irish Trash Can is a modern classic.
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Halloween is without a doubt one of the best holidays ever. People dress up in garish outfits and party like crazy. Something that would make it even cooler is if there were a drink that actually looks like the devil himself. Turns out there is! The Devil’s Playground is a gin and cherry based drink that is blood red and sports devils horns. You can’t beat that.
I’m a little shocked that we made it through our first year before even thinking about the Cranberry Martini. But now, the holiday season is here again, and what better time than now to fill that knowledge gap? It’s an obvious bonus for me, because I love cranberries. So let’s make a plan for the Cran, and dive into how to make the Cranberry Martini.
The Clover Club is a classic cocktail that hearkens back to a time when men were men, and not afraid to drink a pink cocktail in public. Long before the Cosmopolitan dominated bars and lounges everywhere, two other pink cocktails (the Clover Club and its cousin, the Pink Lady) were being imbibed by every mover, shaker, and go-getter in the land. After we share this authentic old school recipe, we’ll delve into the origins of the Clover Club cocktail, its ascension to the heights of popularity, and its equally quick fall from grace. Cocktail lovers in the 20th Century may have had fickle taste, but trust me, this drink is a forgotten gem, well worth resurrecting.
Thinking back to when I was a lot younger, I used enjoy a lot of different desserts. Peach cobbler and cherry pie were two of my favorites. Imagine my delight when I discovered there was actually a cocktail called the Cherry Cobbler. This particular Cherry Cobbler recipe consists of gin, Cherry Heering, crème de cassis, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
In the pantheon of mixed drinks, few libations stand taller than the Long Island Iced Tea. Considered the fuel for untold nights of debauchery, the Long Island Iced Tea is a mass smattering of almost every type of alcohol known to man. The whole drink is composed of various liquors, save for a small amount of mixer. The Long Island Iced Tea recipe could also be called a blueprint for other drink recipes that call for a variety of alcohols, such as the Irish Trash Can, or Long Island variants such as the Alaskan Iced Tea. Get ready to delve not only into how to make a Long Island Iced Tea, but also the intriguing history of this iconic drink.