Cognac is the most famous and well-known of the brandies and is the ultimate maxim to which all others aspire. Read More
Though it's one of summer’s most popular beverages, there was a time when the gin and tonic was not ingested solely for pleasure.
Legend has it that Fitzgerald first began writing the Great Gatsby on cocktail napkins from the hotel's Old Seelbach Bar. Read More
Some people connect the Old Fashioned cocktail with the first recorded definition of the cocktail in general--"a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters"--which dates to 1806. Read More
The first martinis were served in the early 1800s in California and were likely named for Martinez, a town near San Francisco. Read More
It's all booze so it packs a punch, but the bitters and absinthe round it out and give it more atmosphere. Read More
There are endless accounts of how the Manhattan, Martini, Sazerac and Old Fashioned came to be, but the Manhattan has one of the most disputed back stories. Read More