The 1st of January is Bloody Mary Day. Some people say the reason why is that it’s a popular home-cure for the hangovers from New Year’s Eve the night before.
A cocktail is a mixed alcoholic beverage. It can be warm or cold, sweet or dry, and be served in the morning, afternoon or evening.
The 19th of July is Daiquiri Day. Which do you prefer, the classic version or the frozen? Or another daiquiri variation altogether, such as frozen strawberry or frozen pineapple?
A jigger is a small cup-like measuring tool used primarily in making mixed alcoholic drinks.
A Lemon Twist is a piece of lemon skin with the white pith still attached (unlike zest.) It is used as a garnish in beverages. Ideally, the piece of lemon skin will be 1 to 2 inches (2 ½ to 5 cm) long. You twist the skin before you drop it into a beverage. Twisting…
The Mai Tai is a popular cocktail invented in 1944. In 1970, Victor J. Bergeron (aka “Trader Vic”) went on record in writing asserting that he was the inventor of the Mai Tai. He said that he invented in in 1944 in Oakland, California. He based the cocktail on a 17-year old bottole of J….
The 30th of August is Mai Tai Day. Offering a liquid glimpse of sun and fun, a Mai Tai is a holiday poured in a glass, garnished with a sprig of mint, a citrus peel and a paper parasol.
The 22nd of February is Margarita Day. Celebrate the ever-popular 20th-century cocktail made from tequila, lime juice and an orange liqueur, and served in a salt-rimmed glass.
The 12th of July is Michelada Day. It celebrates the beer cocktail which is popular in Mexico and increasingly so in the United States.
A perfectly balanced, slushy style Margarita cocktail. The flavours are in such perfect balance that you’d almost swear they were layered in the glass.
The 10th of July is Pina Colada Day. This is the perfect time of year for this iced classic Caribbean cocktail featuring rum, pineapple and coconut.
A Ping Pong is a beverage, but the term is used to refer to two different ones: a non-alcoholic drink, and a cocktail. The two drinks are related only by their colour (and their name.) Though the non-alcoholic one can be transformed into an alcoholic one, its taste will be completely different from the classic…
A Sazerac cocktail is an alcoholic beverage made with Peychaud’s bitters, American rye whiskey and Herbsaint, with a twist of lemon. Some modern variations use bourbon instead. Purists insist that the lemon twist should be on the side of the glass and that the twist should never ever actually touch the drink directly. Before starting…
A Zombie is a cocktail made from fruit juice and alcohol. It can be thought of as basically a fruit punch with some rum in it, though perhaps it would be more accurate to think of it as rum with some fruit juice in it. Though there are now a zillion variations, the original recipe…