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The Income Tax Cocktail

The tax man cometh here at CocktailswithM. And by way of balm to solace our ragged nerves, we have today’s post. After a bit of digging in to the back story on the Income Tax cocktail, I have to confess to be about as stymied  as I was on Form… Read More »The Income Tax Cocktail

The Blue Moon Cocktail

I ran across this cocktail back in the September, 2009 issue of Imbibe and decided I really should give it a try.  When you have a bottle of crème yvette or a bottle of crème de violette, you don’t pass up opportunities.  Astute cocktail drinkers will quickly recognize the similarity… Read More »The Blue Moon Cocktail


B forwarded me a post from Michael Rhuhulman’s blog about a Berkshire Martinez from last April, which was his take on the classic Martinez cocktail.  Apparently this post was inspired by a robust (such as 140 characters will allow) Twitter discussion of his previous post on The Perfect Martini started… Read More »Aperoni


Last Friday, the lab decided it needed a “spontaneous act of happy hour” at Briana’s house.  She had the comestible well in hand, which left the libation in our hands.  Knowing gin was a popular favorite with all of the revelers, my mind wandered the the Negroni. Tasty, portable and… Read More »Negroni

Lucien Gaudin Cocktail

B & I were just settling in to enjoy a cocktail in front of the newly erected Christmas tree discuss hors d’oeuvres for our impending Christmas party. I was in the mood for something new with Rye and turned to the good Doctor’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails.  In doing… Read More »Lucien Gaudin Cocktail

French 75

The French 75 has bcome something of a New Year’s Day tradition for B & me.  Sadly, it is something of a leftover drink for us.  As it requires sparkling wine, I just don’t seem to ever open up a bottle just to make this cocktail,  which is a shame… Read More »French 75

On naming a cocktail

B likes grapefruit juice, so I am always on the lookout for a good grapefruit juice based cocktail (see our last post on The Blinker).  So when I got a Twitter feed to a Facebook link for a cocktail called the Sapphire Savoy, I decided I would give it a… Read More »On naming a cocktail

Drinking advice for the undead

First let me say it again.  I love absinthe.  The real stuff. This cocktail comes from a whole family that dates back to the late 19th century.  Credit for this particular version, according to Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, is given to the #2 Savoy barman,… Read More »Drinking advice for the undead

The Aviation Cocktail

I’ve been thinking about his one for a while. It started out as something to do with a recently acquired bottle of creme de violette, which in turn was the result of my endless quest for arcane booze. In many ways this cocktail is the embodiment of this quest, having… Read More »The Aviation Cocktail