Tag Archives: David A. Embury

• Where’s The Next Classic Cocktail? Why Isn’t There One Already?

Where’s The Next Classic Cocktail? Why Isn’t There One Already?

We may love drinking them, but there hasn’t been a cocktail since the Cosmopolitan to have struck really big. What’s gone awry in the mixing? There’s something missing from the Great Cocktail Revival, something strangely and profoundly absent in the midst of an otherwise superabundant trend. To be sure, there’s no shortage of ambitious bartenders […]

• Tequila! The Cure for the Mexican Itch

David A. Embury, the Linnaeus of the cocktail, has a piquant description of his first encounter with tequila. “When the cork was drawn there emanated from the bottle an odor faintly resembling a combination of overripe eggs and limburger cheese,” he wrote in “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks” (1948). In “Everyday Drinking” (1983), Kingsley […]