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Monday Classics: The Honeymoon Cocktail

Monday Classics: The Honeymoon Cocktail

Last Monday, I talked about the Marlene Dietrich cocktail that was served at the Hollywood Hotel back in the 1930s. Since last night was the Academy Awards, I thought it only fitting to do one more drink that was on the menu during Hollywoods’s golden era: the Honeymoon Cocktail. Not far from the Hollywood Hotel was the Brown Derby restaurant, located on Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. Built in 1929, the Brown Derby was situated right in the middle of all the Hollywood

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The Sunny Scotsman: My creative process behind crafting a cocktail

The Sunny Scotsman: My creative process behind crafting a cocktail

Yesterday I talked about the role that sugar plays in a cocktail and I gave you a basic formula that’s made up of 2 parts main spirit, ¾ sweet components, and ¾ sour components. Today I’m going to talk about the creative process behind coming up with a new drink, and to illustrate these ratios bit more for you. I want to emphasize that there’s no “Do not attempt this at home” warning here. To the contrary, there’s no reason why you can’t come up with your own recipes, and I totally

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