Skyfall: A Scotch, Pimm's, & Cointreau Cocktail

The seductive flavor of Jura 10 year-old single malt Scotch whisky blends with Pimm’s No. 1, and the refreshing tastes of orange liqueur and fresh tangerine. The latest video is here, KEVIN'S COCKTAIL MINUTE! Click on the link below... "SKYFALL" License to Mix. Debonair man of action. "Skyfall", the cocktail.

Aviation Gin Takes Off!

I just tried Aviation Gin for the first time. It's very good. In a martini (the litmus test of any gin), and in a new drink concoction (a future KEVIN'S COCKTAIL MINUTE episode). It's American gin from Portland, Oregon. A part of the new wave of gin, leaning away from juniper-heavy, in favor of letting other herbs and botanicals come to the fore. And, it's priced right. Try it! Aviation Gin Website AND, it has the coolest bottle! QED...

Ultra Violets: Crème Yvette vs Crème de Violette

Crème Yvette. Crème de Violette. Two very different liqueurs that are often used as if they're interchangeable. Today, we will take an in-depth look at both. Crème de Violette The origins of a liqueur made of violet petals goes back to Europe in the early 19th century. Like many liqueurs that enjoyed popularity before Prohibition but virtually disappeared by the end of the Noble Experiment, Crème de Violette sat on the verge of extinction for decades. Then, in 2007, it was revitalized in its present incarnation by Rothman & Winter, made in Austria from Queen Charlotte and March violet petals gathered from Alpine hillsides. COLOR A gorgeous violet blue-purple not unlike Elizabeth Taylor's ey

The Doomsday Device: A Vodka & Rosemary Cocktail with Seven Other Ingredients!

I revisited an old friend this evening. One of my first and most ambitious cocktails created in the fall of 2012, and perfected on my front porch. This blog entry is taken from my memoir, TALES OF INSOMNIA DESPAIR & THE PERFECT COCKTAIL (amended). I haven't had "The Doomsday Device" since I'd invented it almost four years ago, and I was surprised at how good it tastes, even better than I remember. Enjoy! That last chapter made me want a drink. And not just any drink, but something massive. Enter “The Doomsday Device”.* Being a product of the Cold War, with my Russian/Polish heritage, it’s not unusual for my thoughts to drift towards annihilation, or at the very least, mutually assured destru

Retro Cocktail for May: Corpse Reviver No. 1

“Revivers” were commonplace in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as hangover cures, the proverbial "hair of the dog." Which begs the question of why a drink as potent as this one would be the go-to remedy after a night of rampant excess. The "Corpse Reviver No. 1" was invented by Frank Meier of the Ritz Bar in Paris. And it appears in our old friend Harry Craddock’s seminal 1930 manual, The Savoy Cocktail Book. Unlike the "Corpse Reviver No. 2" (which is gin-based and also quite delicious), the “No. 1” is brandy forward (an understatement) with three ounces total, plus one ounce of sweet Vermouth. Which begs another question: What if the night before, all you drank were "Corpse Reviv

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