Happy Birthday, Douglas Fairbanks!

Douglas Fairbanks

May 23 1883

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Angostura Mixing Guide

Here are the cocktails in the letter “A” section:

Abbey Cocktail
Absinthe Cocktail
Absinthe Frappe
Adonis Cocktail
Airmail Cocktail
Akvavit & Bitters
Alabama Fizz
Aalaska Cocktail
Alexander Cocktail
Amer Picon Cocktail
American Beauty Cocktail
American Beauty Punch
Americano
Angel’s Kiss
Angler’s Cocktail
Anisette Cocktail
Anniversary Cocktail
Appetizer Cocktail
Applejack Rabbit
Apple Swizzle
Around-The-World Cocktail
Aviation Cocktail

You can read the full list below:

Read the full list of Angostura cocktails here

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Rosé and Red Bull

Scenes from a Friday night in Jamestown, N.Y.


  


More Rosé & Red Bull:

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Champagne With Henry VIII

Henry VIII has his very own champagne cocktail named after him!

He ascended the throne of England on April 21, 1509.


The Henry VIII was created by a bartender named Henry Besant in 2004 in London, England.

About This Drink

The drink is a curio comprise of two different vodkas, sugar, citrus, absinthe & champagne.

Ingredients

  • Citron Vodka
  • Pepper Vodka
  • Champagne
  • Absinthe
  • Orange garnish

Preparation

Build this drink in a chilled champagne flute.

Start with the absinthe-soaked sugar cube and pour in a 1/2 oz of each the two flavored vodkas — then top with champagne and garnish with the orange wedge or swath of peel.

Further Reading:

  • Check out Difford’s Guide’s recipe here.
  • TheDrinkShop also has a write-up.

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Working With Sweet Annie Herb

This week I’ve been working with Sweet Annie Herb — a strain of wormwood that’s super interesting and aromatic:



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Drinks At Bird In Westfield, N.Y.

Saturday was a gorgeous day in Western New York and I spent a portion of my afternoon at Bird in Westfield, N.Y.


Bird is located on the back porch at Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing in Westfield and has ties with 1201 Kitchen in Erie, Pa.

The venue itself is a walk-up, open-air kitchen & service counter/bar situated under the spacious pavilion on Five & 20’s back patio.

On Saturday there were two cocktails advertised at the back bar. I’m not sure whether drinks are limited to the daily specialty cocktails Bird creates or whether simple drinks like whiskey & ginger ale can be purchased, but I was there for their suggested beverages anyway and didn’t even think to inquire.

Saturday’s Cocktail Offerings


Buffalo Negra 


Gentleman Johnson


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Southern Tier Citrus Gin

I went to the Southern Tier Distilling Company yesterday and bought a bottle of Citrus Gin, and made myself this cocktail with Cactus Fruit — AKA prickly pear.

I figure I’ll call it a Stoneman Circle Sour.


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