Hooray! It's Vintage Cocktail Friday!
Can you imagine a region more hopping than pre-prohibition Manhattan? Talk about liquid trouble...a drink named for the city must have caused quite a stir back in the day.
The drink's history (according to Wikipedia)
A popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s, where it was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill, Winston's mother) in honor of preside... read more
Happy Friday y'all!
Vintage Cocktails Day is back and today we're looking a the one that started it all, the Sazarac. Now, I have it on good authority that the word cocktail originated because of this drink due to some silly American misinterpretation of the French word coquetier. The French were in the French Quarter doing their thing, and the American soldiers picked up what they heard as "cocktail" in reference to a mix of booze, water, sugar, and bitters.
The original Sazarac, which is the offi... read more
I LOVE this show! When I decided to open the shop, this is the first show I went to a couple of years ago. It was such a great experience that I look forward to it each season. I even took the day off work so I could indulge in an entire day of browsing the largest wholesale market in the country.
Hope to find lots of new goodies for BluebirdGoods.com.
PS: No detailed vintage cocktail for today. Just go pop open a glass of bubbly (champagne or prosecco) and add a dash of Crème... read more
About a year ago, I became interested in tracking down pre-prohibition cocktails, learning about them, and trying them out at home. It's been an exercise in history and a lot of fun to explore. This year I'll be sharing these finds on the blog. Please let me know if you try any of them out or have alternate recipes!
My friend Dan down at The Skylark Lounge turned me onto these awhile back, but they've seen a big revival in our home since a recent trip to New Orleans for my 40th birthday.
The Pimm's Cup is p... read more