The Cocktail Ritual — cocktails

Rachel Eva
All I Wanna Do is...Make a Paper Plane Cocktail

All I Wanna Do is...Make a Paper Plane Cocktail

The Paper Plane cocktail is a simple delight, but unique in that it’s not widely popular. While you can never go wrong with a classic cocktail, who doesn’t love impressing their guests with something a little off the beaten path? Especially with a beverage that will have them nodding along in agreement - likely to the catchy tune of M.I.A’s Paper Planes. History of the Paper Plane Cocktail Finish that lyric: “I fly like paper…” I can almost guarantee you know the next four words. Apologies, because you will now have that song stuck in your head the rest of...

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Margret-Ann Natsis
Boston Sour Recipe: It's a Whiskey Sour with Egg!

Boston Sour Recipe: It's a Whiskey Sour with Egg!

Have you ever had a whiskey sour with egg white and bitters? Then you’ve had a Boston Sour! You may not have known it at the time, especially as many bartenders today favor the inclusion of an egg white in Whiskey Sours, often without using the cocktail's proper name...

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Rachel Eva
We're Making Eyes at Juniper & Ivy's New Cocktail Menu!

We're Making Eyes at Juniper & Ivy's New Cocktail Menu!

Eric Johnson of Rumbling Tins Co. is at it again at Juniper and Ivy, and sweet bananas, are those cocktails great! And look how serious he is about them! In all seriousness, I'm not a big fan of pineapple or banana, and he made a drink with both. And it's my favorite. Go figure. The Pineapple Expression is getting a lot of well-deserved attention, and I think it has something to do with that banana cinnamon syrup (oh yeah).  It's a summery, tiki-style cocktail, delightful and refreshing, with the spice of the cinnamon adding something very nostalgic to the citrusy, mildly...

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Rachel Eva
How to Stir a Cocktail with Jim Meehan

How to Stir a Cocktail with Jim Meehan

You know that some cocktails should be stirred, and others are better shaken - right?  Refresher: When to STIR When a cocktail includes all clear spirits & liqueurs.  When to SHAKE When a cocktail contains fruit juice, dairy, or egg whites So drinks such as the Old Fashioned Cocktail, Manhattan Cocktail, Sazerac Cocktail, and of course the Martini should all be stirred.  Don't believe us? Make two of the same cocktails side by side, and taste and see the difference.  Stirred cocktails maintain a viscosity, clarity, and smooth mouth-feel that's very satisfying.  Stirring is an artful form of preparation that's...

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