Category Archives: Cocktail History

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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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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Chill Out with White Port & Tonic – A Portuguese Cocktail of Outstanding Freshness

Deep in Douro River Valley in north-central Portugal, in the heart of Port country, cocktail hour at renowned properties like Quinta do Noval, near Pinhão, invariably begins with a most refreshing, and amazingly simple-to-concoct, drink, the White Port Tonic. Served … 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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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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