Classic Cocktails

My new book Essential 3-Ingredient Cocktails is coming soon!

My new book Essential 3-Ingredient Cocktails is coming soon!

If you haven’t heard, I wrote a book! Essential 3-Ingredient Cocktails arrives June 9 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon! When I first became interested in home bartending (circa 2008), I was really frustrated by how difficult it was to get started. I …READ MORE

5 Classic New Orleans Cocktails for Mardi Gras

5 Classic New Orleans Cocktails for Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras! If you’re searching for something classic to mix up today, try one of these delicious New Orleans-born cocktails. Sazerac The enduring mix of rye whiskey, simple syrup, Peychaud’s bitters and an absinthe rinse was created by Peychaud himself at the Sazerac Coffee …READ MORE

Absinthe Frappé

Absinthe Frappé

Believe it or not, this classic New Orleans cocktail was once considered a morning pick-me-up. Not exactly what I’d pair with my avocado toast, but the 1800s were a different time! An Absinthe Frappé is an easy but powerful mix of absinthe, simple syrup, and …READ MORE

Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré

The Vieux Carré is a classic New Orleans cocktail. Pronounced “voo car-ray”, the Cocktail’s name means “old square” and refers to the original name of the French Quarter. A Vieux Carré is a spirit-forward blend of rye whiskey, cognac, Bénédictine, sweet vermouth, and bitters. The …READ MORE

Ramos Gin Fizz

Ramos Gin Fizz

Originally known as the New Orleans Fizz, this gin cocktail was born in the Big Easy in the 1880s. The Ramos Gin Fizz is a tall, creamy, citrusy classic with sky-high foam. It’s made with gin, lemon, lime, cream, simple syrup, orange blossom water, egg …READ MORE

The Original Hurricane Recipe

The Original Hurricane Recipe

The Hurricane is one of those cocktails with dozens of different recipes circulating around the web. But what was the original recipe? And how did the classic become the bright red drink it is today? Read on to learn about both the simple original and …READ MORE