What’s this all about?

Understanding Cocktails is for those of you who want to know a little bit more about what's going into that $15 drink you ordered last night. Perhaps you'd like to know what all the fussing behind the bar is about or maybe you'd like to be able to say something other than; "it's nice" when someone makes you a drink. Still not sure? Check the about section out for more details.

Honouring National Margarita Day

Plain and simple: we love Margaritas. Everyone has their a-ha drink and for us it’s the Margarita. Who knew lime, cointreau, tequila, and a salt rim could provide a transcendental experience?

Anyhow, apparently the 22nd of February is National Margarita Day. Like most things involving tequila the details are a little hazy: it seems self-declared […]

Mixology Monday: You like that? You’ll love a Whiskey Sour

Once again we find ourselves intrigued by the topic of Mixology Monday. This time it is “Like that. You’ll love this” hosted at the eGullet spirits forum. As the keen reader will know, drink recomendation is near and dear to our heart. We even cooked up an iPhone app to help with that, but this […]

A Sign of the Cocktail Times

We’ve watched on in amazement as the cocktail cognoscenti has gotten ever more baroque. To be honest, we’ve felt something akin to awe. Things have become increasingly esoteric (ingredients so rare you have make them yourself) and techniques borrowed from the labratory. Oh there’s a mad scientist in all of us, but there was that […]

The Aviation Some Quick Comments

When it comes to the Aviation, we don’t sit on the fence. It’s one of our all time favorite drinks. Truth be told, we hope with all our hearts that when we get round to writing about (because it will feature here) we will do it justice.

Turns out the little mystery of the name […]