Category Archives: Classic Cocktails

Punch Renaissance – What Goes Around Comes Around

PUNCH’S CREATIVE REVIVAL by David Lincoln Ross Rowdy libation it may be when consumed to excess, as famed illustrator William Hogarth depicts Punch’s potent effects in this evocative 18th century engraving, today classic Punch recipes are being creatively re-interpreted by … Continue reading

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Sunset of Tequila Sunrise Era

Frozen, fruity or sip-worthy, aged and 100% agave Tequilas have displaced last century’s classic sunrise cocktail.  by David Lincoln Ross Today’s Tequila marketers continue to innovate. With new and established brands creating category-expanding sparkling and flavorful line extensions, the category … Continue reading

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Armagnac Expert Interviewed on Heritage Radio Network – What Do Musketeers Love To Drink?

All for one, one for all: The Musketeers’s group sculpture in Condom, France, in the heart of the Armagnac region in southwest France; left-to-right: D’Artagnan, Aramis, Athos, and Portos. “D’Artagnan: Why is Athos sitting by himself? Aramis: He takes his … Continue reading

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Boozy Flavors – The New “Tippling” Point

     Malcom Gladwell’s best-seller “Tipping Point” posits, as his sub-title suggests, “How little things can make a big difference.” Well, something similar may be happening in the vodka and Bourbon categories – it involves chocolate cupcakes and black cherries. A recent … Continue reading

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Interview: Richard Coraine, Union Square Hospitality Group, Dishes on Great Menus

COOKING UP A MENU’S SECRET SAUCE: Ingredients of A Great Bill of Fare A Conversation with Richard Coraine, President, New Business & Development, Union Square Hospitality Group, New York City  A 16-year partner of restaurateur Danny Meyer’s company, Union Square … Continue reading

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Armagnac: A True Winter Warmer

  GASCONY’S FIERY BRANDY: ARMAGNAC by David Lincoln Ross Info Armagnac, that under-appreciated and fiery Gascon brandy, has a long history. David Lincoln Ross pays tribute—and shares a recipe for a winter warmer perfect for a musketeer. As 2011’s winter … Continue reading

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