Tag Archives: Cocktail glass

• How to Use Absinthe in Cocktails. A Few Good Recipes!

How to Use Absinthe in Cocktails. A Few Good Recipes!

Before the advent of penicillin and modern pharmaceuticals, alcohol was used as a preservative and base for many bitter herbal medicines, some of which are now sold as cocktail bitters. To make the mixture more palatable, apothecaries and country folk would add sugar, their spirit of choice, and maybe some water. Depending on whom you […]

• What’s old is new again…a dry shake for cocktails

What’s old is new again…a dry shake for cocktails

About five years ago, when I was conducting a bartender-training workshop, a certain Chad Solomon, then a bartender at New York’s Pegu Club, introduced me to the dry shake. It was a pivotal moment for me. The dry shake – shaking a cocktail containing egg white without ice in order to properly emulsify the ingredients […]

• Meet the 48oz. $80 Martini. Just don’t expect to drink it all yourself

Meet the 48oz. $80 Martini. Just don’t expect to drink it all yourself

A restaurant in Washington D.C. has launched a humongous 48oz cocktail that takes six shakers to fill it and costs a whopping $79.99. Dirty Martini in Dupont Circle launched the ‘Big Dirty’ three weeks ago and they are already selling around 40 of them a week. ‘If you don’t have a friend to share it […]

• And Now For Something A Little Different…Grappa Cocktails

And Now For Something A Little Different…Grappa Cocktails

Reinvent these classic cocktails with grappa. Grappa may not be the first alcohol that comes to mind when you’re planning to make martinis. But a young grappa, served chilled, can give exciting new flavours to a classic cocktail. Try it in a recipe where you’d normally use vodka and see what you think. A new […]

• Women bring inspired creativity to the L.A. craft cocktail movement

Women bring inspired creativity to the L.A. craft cocktail movement

In L.A.’s mixology scene, where culinary skills and creativity are rewarded, female bartenders are shaking up the status quo. The soul of the electric-green apple martini has been shaken, not stirred. The same holds true for traditional gender roles in the city’s bars. The craft cocktail movement of the last four years has been something […]

• Ready for another mixology challenge? $15G first prize!

Ready for another mixology challenge? $15G first prize!

PROUDLY PRESENTS: Shake It Up! 2011 ‘Creative Cocktail Challenge’ Location: Nightclub & Bar Show at the Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM (contestants check-in at 11:00 AM) 1st Place: $15,000 2nd Place: $6000 3rd Place: $2500 4th Place: $1000 5th Place: $500 An Individual Prize […]

• For all you foodies with leftover veal stock – try THIS cocktail

For all you foodies with leftover veal stock – try THIS cocktail

DIRTY BULL 3 oz MAMA VODKA or your favorite 1 1/2 barspoon veal stock 1/2 oz olive juice Garnish: cured beef jerky 3 salt cured black olives Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 20 times and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with 3 salt cured black olives. Recipe from

• "Great Oyster Shooter Face Off" Competition in NYC for best recipe. Are you worthy?

"Great Oyster Shooter Face Off" Competition in NYC for best recipe. Are you worthy?

Grand Central Oyster Bar is searching for the best oyster shooter recipe, and is accepting entries from now through Thursday, September 16, for their first annual “Great Oyster Shooter Face Off.” Recipes must be martini-style cocktails, iced and served in a martini glass, that feature a raw oyster to compliment the drink. The final competition […]