Warm Things Up with a Hot Toddy!

Posted on 11/2/2012 by |Cocktails, Spirits and Mixology | Comments

Bulletin TodayWe had some chilly weather over this past weekend and it got me ready for those great warm cocktails that shake the chill from your bones. The great thing about warm drinks are their versatility. When it comes to serving up a warm beverage, only your own imagination and ingredients on hand can hold you back. The most recognizable hot beverage is the hot toddy. I think just about every has, or at least knows of, a recipe for the …

The Three Keys to a Great Manhattan Cocktail

Posted on 09/28/2012 by |Cocktails, Spirits and Mixology | Comments

Bulletin TodayThis past Saturday I was teaching a class on cocktail bitters and one of the students mentioned they had purchased a well-known cocktail book and it only contained two recipes containing bitters. That got me thinking about drinks where bitters are an essential ingredient AND are so simple in execution that it would seem difficult to mess up. This lead me to the Manhattan Cocktail. The Manhattan Cocktail was created near the end of the 1800′s, most likely at the Manhattan …