Blog Archive: Tag: history-of-classic-cocktails

History of the Prairie Oyster

A classic cocktail that promises to cure even the most terrible of hangovers, the Prairie Oyster is not as popular as it once was. An alternative to the more widely known Bloody Mary, this recipe even shares some of the same ingredients. It is made up of cognac, tomato juice, tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, raw… read the full article…

The History of the Dark ‘N’ Stormy Cocktail

The Dark ‘N’ Stormy cocktail is a delicious blend of dark rum and ginger beer that is simple to create and delicious to enjoy on a hot summers day. While the modern variant is made using any variety of brands, usually started with a muddled lime for a sharp twist, the original was made with… read the full article…

The History of the Grasshopper Cocktail

Have you ever come across a cocktail as bright and glowing as the green, green Grasshopper? Made up of creme de cacao, creme de menthe, and good, old fashioned cream, this is a frothy, delightful blend that is sweet, minty and oh-so delicious! This is a low-proof cocktail, allowing you to indulge in the luxury… read the full article…

History of the Planters Punch

Is there any other drink in the history of classic cocktails that is more likely to be a party-pleaser than the rum punch? Fruity and alcoholic, it can be thrown in a pitcher for everyone to help themselves! The Planters Punch is traditionally made for a single serving but the recipe can be easily adapted… read the full article…

The History of the Pina Colada

“If you like Pina Colada, and getting caught in the rain.” This classic cocktail has a reputation that proceeds itself, synonymous with beach holidays, tacky tourist resorts and that cheesy song! It might not be considered the most elegant of cocktails, but when the sun is shining and the music is on, it is certainly… read the full article…

History of the Cuba Libre Cocktail

A drink that celebrated the end of war and oppression in Cuba, the Cuba Libre is light, delicious and timeless. In an era where gin is king and vodka rules, the traditional rum, cola and lime has never lost its appeal. So how did this drink come to be one of the most popular cocktails… read the full article…