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Betsy Ross, Swank Cocktail #15

🏠 » Cocktails » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days The Betsy Ross is cocktail number 15 on the Swank Cocktail Guide. Betsy Ross cocktail history Elizabeth Griscom Ross Ashburn Claypoole (1752-1836), better known as Betsy Ross, may or may not have created the first American flag (historians typically go with the latter) . Regardless of the […]
Betsy Ross, Swank Cocktail #15

Benedictine, Swank Cocktail #14

🏠 » Cocktails » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days The Benedictine Cocktail is cocktail number 14 on the Swank Cocktail Guide. Bénédictine Cocktail history Benedictine monk, Dom Bernado Vincelli of the Abbey of Fécamp in Normandy, France is credited with creating Bénédictine in the 16th century, a French liqueur made with 27 herbs and spices. […]
Benedictine, Swank Cocktail #14

Bee’s Knees, Swank Cocktail #13

🏠 » Cocktails » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days Bee’s Knees is cocktail number 13 on the Swank Cocktail Guide. Bee’s Knees cocktail history Frank Meier, a bartender at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, created the Bee’s Knees Cocktail in the 1920s. Meier, who also had worked at the Waldorf Astoria in New York and […]
Bee’s Knees, Swank Cocktail #13

Basic Eggnog, Swank Cocktail #12

🏠 » Cocktails » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days Basic Eggnog is cocktail number 12 on the Swank Cocktail Guide. Eggnog In modern times, eggnog typically comes from a carton and is handed to you sans alcohol at a holiday party along with several cookies on a festive napkin, after which you wander around and […]
Basic Eggnog, Swank Cocktail #12

Bamboo Cocktail, Swank Cocktail #11

🏠 » Cocktails » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days The Bamboo Cocktail is cocktail number 11 on the Swank Cocktail Guide. Bamboo Cocktail history Very similar to the Adonis, the Bamboo Cocktail is believed to have been created by Louis Eppinger, who owned and managed the Grand Hotel in Yokohama in the late 1800s. In […]
Bamboo Cocktail, Swank Cocktail #11

Bacardi Cocktail, Swank Cocktail #10

🏠 » Cocktails » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days The Bacardi Cocktail is cocktail number 10 on the Swank Cocktail Guide. The Difference between a Bacardi Cocktail and a Daiquiri The Swank Cocktail Guide’s recipe for a Bacardi Cocktail is a mixture of Bacardi Rum, lime juice, and simple syrup; it sounds like a daiquiri. […]
Bacardi Cocktail, Swank Cocktail #10

B & B, Swank Cocktail #9

🏠 » Cocktails » 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 […]
B & B, Swank Cocktail #9

Applejack Sour, Swank Cocktail #8

🏠 » Cocktails » 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 […]
Applejack Sour, Swank Cocktail #8

American Beauty, Swank Cocktail #7

🏠 » Cocktails » 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 […]
American Beauty, Swank Cocktail #7

Alfonso Cocktail, Swank Cocktail #6

🏠 » Cocktails » 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 […]
Alfonso Cocktail, Swank Cocktail #6

The Affinity, Swank Cocktail #2

🏠 » Cocktails » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days The Affinity is cocktail number two on the Swank Cocktail Guide. Affinity cocktail history 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 […]
The Affinity, Swank Cocktail #2

The Adonis, Swank Cocktail #1

🏠 » Cocktails » Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days The Adonis is cocktail number one on the Swank Cocktail Guide. Adonis cocktail history 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, Swank Cocktail #1