🏠 » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days The B & B cocktail is cocktail number nine on the Swank Cocktail Guide. B & B Cocktail history The B & B Cocktail, a simple combination of Bénédictine and Brandy, was created in the 1930s at the “21 Club” in New York. A great article about […]
🏠 » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days Applejack Sour is cocktail number eight on the Swank Cocktail Guide. Applejack history Applejack, or apple brandy, dates back to American Colonial times when Alexander Laird emigrated from County Fife, Scotland in 1698 and settled in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Laird & Company is the oldest licensed […]
🏠 » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days American Beauty is cocktail number seven on the Swank Cocktail Guide. Quite a few different cocktail recipes are named the American Beauty Cocktail, but this one dates back to at least 1913 when it appeared in Straub’s Manual of Mixed Drinks as a punch. American Beauty cocktail […]
🏠 » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days Alfonso Cocktail is cocktail number six on the Swank Cocktail Guide. Named after King Alfonso XII, King of Spain from 1886 to 1931, the Alfonso Cocktail is a Champagne cocktail with herbal notes. Interestingly, the first article found from 1929 states the cocktail contained Sherry, Curaçao, and an […]
🏠 » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days Alexander’s Sister is cocktail number five on the Swank Cocktail Guide. For those preferring mint over chocolate, Alexander’s Sister is a variation on a Gin Alexander, substituting Creme de Cacao with Creme de Menthe. It is unknown when this variation was created, however it was included in […]
🏠 » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days The Alexander No. 2 is cocktail number four on the Swank Cocktail Guide. The Swank Cocktail Guide contains three Alexander cocktail recipes: Alexander No. 1 contains brandy, and this version, Alexander No. 2, and Alexander’s Sister both include gin. As the Brandy Alexander post states, it is […]
🏠 » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days Alexander No. 1 is cocktail number three on the Swank Cocktail Guide. The Swank Cocktail Guide actually contains three Alexander cocktail recipes: Alexander No. 1 contains brandy and Alexander No. 2 and Alexander’s Sister include gin. Alexander Cocktail History Many attribute the Alexander Cocktail to being invented […]
🏠 » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days The Affinity is cocktail number two on the Swank Cocktail Guide. A combination of Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, and Angostura Bitters, the Affinity cocktail was developed in 1907 and attracted attention in newspapers across the United States. Hugo R. Ensslin included the drink in his […]
🏠 » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days The Adonis is cocktail number one on the Swank Cocktail Guide. A mixture of dry sherry, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters, the Adonis cocktail was reportedly created in celebration of the Broadway musical, Adonis, reaching its 500th performance on 7 January 1886. The Adonis cocktail was included […]
Swank Cocktail Guide Nearly every Wednesday and Sunday morning throughout the summer, we stroll the Sandwich Bazaar Flea Market in search of amazing finds. On the last Wednesday of July 2022, we happened upon the ultimate vintage bar accessory – The Swank Cocktail Guide. This clever little device looks to be from the 1950s. Eighty […]
This week I was contacted by a second cousin, Judi Nigh, who recently found a photo of my grandmother, uncles, and aunt. Judi’s grandmother, Phenaty May Taylor Johnson, was the half-sister of my grandfather, Charles Fountain Faulkner. The description on the back of the photo was a bit puzzling. The address, 8682 Vincennes Avenue, Chicago, […]
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