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Earthquake Cocktail

Earthquake Cocktail

The Earthquake cocktail is a variation of a cognac recipe we found on the Saveur website. We swapped the cognac for whiskey. The cocktail is not complicated, but quality ingredients are a necessity.   The original recipe is commonly credited to Henri de...
Texas 75

Texas 75

The Texas 75 is a variation of the French 75 gin cocktail. This cocktail is a light, effervescent, citrus, drink with a bourbon punch.    After a day of running errands, my wife and I stopped by a cocktail bar, because why would you not. Well, this bar had a variation...
Sazerac Cocktail

Sazerac Cocktail

The Sazerac Cocktail is one of my favorite whiskey cocktails. The simple yet potent cocktail is one of the, if not the oldest cocktails in the United States. The mystery, intrigue, and sophistication of the cocktail will make a Teetotaler curious. There are a couple...
Bertie’s Gold Rush

Bertie’s Gold Rush

This a modern cocktail variation of the whiskey sour. Variation is a strong word. Basically, a whiskey sour with an ingredient swapped and another left out. The Bertie’s Gold Rush is simple in ingredients yet complex in flavor. A balanced blend of sweet, sour...
Teetotaler Cocktail

Teetotaler Cocktail

It is a bit ironic, but not surprising to have a cocktail named after the practice of alcohol abstinence. The Teetotaler cocktail named after teetotalism came about…who knows.   From Wikipedia. The movement was first started in the early 19th century in Preston...
Lone Elm Blueberry Smash

Lone Elm Blueberry Smash

The Lone Elm Blueberry Smash follows an old school template. What is a smash? A smash is a cocktail template, that goes at least as far back as Jerry Thomas’ 1862 How to Mix Drinks. It is a concoction of spirits, sugar, and mint. Extra fruit, either in the form...