Archive of ‘Orange Curacao’ category

Bay Pirate, tequila cocktail

San Leon, a small community on Galveston Bay in Texas, was a pirate hangout back about 200 years ago. Today, the town is home to a flock of monk parakeets and Railean Distillers, producers of rum and agave spirits. We pulled all this into a drink incorporating both spirits and large splashes of fresh juices. […]


Urbanite, martini cocktail

This variation of a martini uses 1876, a vodka from Dripping Strings, Texas. While most unflavored vodkas have very low taste profiles, 1876 has an almost elusive hint of the limestone filtered water drawn from the Texas Hill Country. Urbanite 2 ounces vodka 1/2 Lillet Rose 1/4 Orange curacao 1 dash orange bitters Pour all […]


Cuatro de Cinco, cilantro cocktail

This is a 2-for-1 drink. We get ready for the Cinco de Mayo celebrations tomorrow and add an antioxidant to the lexicon of tequila cocktails. To provide a deep herbal taste, you’ll need fresh cilantro. Save the leftover cilantro to top tomorrow’s guacamole. Cuatro de Cinco 2 ounces tequila 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon […]


Pegu Club Cocktail

This drink predates the popular spot in New York’s Soho. It was first served in the 1930s, when Yangon was Rangoon and Myanmar was Burma. It is another example of how the British colonialists passed part of their time holding the empire together. Very dry gin, please, my dear fellow. Pegu Club Cocktail 1 1/2 […]


Bobsled, icy fast cocktail

Fast and cold. That’s the two-man bobsled run, and also the character of this drink. Don’t try and finish this in record time. It takes less than 5 minutes to run the bobsled course — just about the time it takes to mix this drink. The Winter Olympics bobsled competition starts Sunday. Bobsled 2 ounces […]


Screwdriver, a cocktail from the Cold War

The 1950s saw vodka wash up on America’s shores, displacing gin as a dominate base for many cocktails. It is ironic that during the height of the cold war an Eastern European and Russian distillate should so influence what Americans were drinking. Here is an original from those days long gone with a slight update: […]