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RECENT COCKTAILS: OCTOBER 21, 2021
Rum, Herbal liqueur, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
AUGUST 22, 2021
Blanco tequila, Cassis, Lemon juice, Lime juice, Simple syrup, Lemon peel
AUGUST 11, 2021
Bourbon, Sweet vermouth, Campari, Crème de mure, Peychaud's Bitters
APRIL 26, 2021
Blanco tequila, Genepy, Absinthe, Passion fruit syrup, Lime juice
Mezcal, Genepy, Falernum, Lime juice, Lime
JANUARY 28, 2021
Sweet vermouth, Brandy, Passion fruit syrup, Lemon, Thyme
NOVEMBER 9, 2020
Amaro Montenegro, Jamaican rum, Lime juice, Orgeat, Rose water, Cucumber
MAY 20, 2020
Gin, Herbal liqueur, Crème de Banane, Cognac, Mezcal, Lime juice
MAY 15, 2020
Tequila, Grapefruit juice, Soda water, Cinnamon syrup, Turmeric, Grapefruit peel
APRIL 22, 2020
Blended Scotch, Sweet vermouth, Herbal liqueur, Bitters

A Spontaneous Libation for your Consideration

From the Knowledge Vault

The Margarita, or An Earthy Mystery

Americans drink a lot of Margaritas. While the Margarita makes up eighteen percent of the mixed drinks ordered in the United States, tequila represents only six percent of the domestic spirits market. Unfortunately, we drink a lot of bad Margaritas too. Neon colored, super-sweet, artificially flavored, poorly made, cheap ingredient, frozen-slushy Margaritas surely account for most of those eighteen percent.

Perhaps one reason that Americans drink a lot of bad Margaritas is that we seem to have no idea of its origin. There are theories (among others) that Dallas socialites, Peggy Lee, Mexican (or Irish, or Texan) bartenders, German ambassador’s daughters or Ziegfeld Follies dancers all have a hand in the drink.

Recent Additions

  • Washington Heights cocktail — Dominican Rum, Crème de Banane, Coffee liqueur, Bitters
  • MidwatchClive — Brandy, Crème de Cacao, Sake, Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, Crème Yvette, Half-and-half
  • Garlands — Whiskey, Aperol, Amaro, Coffee liqueur, Grapefruit juice
  • Language is a Virus — Dry vermouth, Gin, Apple brandy, Campari, Bénédictine, Orange peel
  • Rachel Wall — Jamaican rum, Amontillado Sherry, Campari, Strega, Orange peel

Recent Discussion

  • Re Werewolf of London, 1 day ago HallA commented:

    Shockingly good. Wonderful herbal / bitter / sweet balance with the nuttiness of the amontillado kind of rounding it out underneath.

  • Re The Giving Tree, 2 days 5 hours ago prattginkgo commented:

    A bit flat, maybe better with a 1/2 oz. lemon juice?

  • Re Continuum, 2 days 9 hours ago Pangolindo commented:

    So good, so balanced. All the ingredients mix perfectly to an unbelievable point. 5 stars. Used Clément créole shrub.

  • Re Double Up, 2 days 21 hours ago HallA commented:

    This is actually delightfully balance... it's also huge so plan accordingly. the huge lime hit balances all that maraschino and it's really good.

  • Re Midnight Ride, 4 days 21 hours ago brimagick commented:

    Agree it’s a bit too sweet. Previous commenter had some good ideas re: subs.