The Zombie is one of the iconic Tiki drinks from the late 1930s. Created by Los Angeles restaurant owner Donn “Don the Beachcomber” Beach to get a hungover customer through an important business meeting, it reportedly turned the customer “into a zombie” for the duration of the trip. The Zombie cemented its popularity during the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, and hasn’t looked back since.
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The Winter Solstice is the day when the Sun is lowest on the horizon at its peak, marking the midpoint of Winter. The Winter Solstice usually drops on the 21st or 22nd of December here in the Northern Hemisphere. To mark this annual occasion, we’re going to break out a drink recipe we first covered in 2011, the Winter Solstice. Fitting right in with the rest of the holiday drinks, this cocktail features tones of citrus and pomegranate.
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.