A Little Chicken Secret

Coming soon! A Little Chicken Secret, the first in the series “Little Farm Secrets”, is a delightful collection of short stories where chickens are the main characters. Each story gives us a glimpse of farm life from the perspective of...

The Black Cow Cocktail

While there may be many recipes for a Black Cow Cocktail, the one which appears in Historic Cocktails is a non-alcoholic version. It calls for Sarsaparilla and Cream over ice and it may have been ordered for its rejuvenative qualities. Sarsaparilla...

The Glory Days of the Cocktail

Before the “Noble Experiment”, Prohibition, were the glory days of the cocktail. Various herbs, spices, fruits, nuts, flowers and roots were used to infuse alcohol with intense flavors and sometimes medicinal qualities. These liqueurs and bitters were then mixed with...

Absinthe – The Green Fairy

If you have never heard of Absinthe I’m not surprised. It was only approved for production in the United States 9 years ago.  Before Prohibition, Absinthe was widely popular, particularly in Europe. By 1915, however, Absinthe had been banned in the...

The Awesome Egg – in Cocktails?

Over 20 recipes in Historic Cocktails call for an egg, eggs, egg white or egg yolk. Some of these recipes contain alcohol and some do not, but rather are health tonics. So why were cocktails with eggs so popular pre-Prohibition?...

Phosphoric Acid In A Cocktail?

So how cool would it be to serve your guests a drink with phosphoric acid in it? Okay, maybe a little scary, but let me explain. In one of the cocktails in Historic Cocktails, the recipe calls for Acid Phosphate...

Chateau Margaux in Punch?

Can you imagine pouring 4 or 5 bottles of the most expensive wine ever valued into a punch bowl? What would be unthinkable today was not so 100 years ago.

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A Little Chicken Secret
 

A Little Chicken Secret

Coming soon! A Little Chicken Secret, the first in the series “Little Farm Secrets”, is a delightful collection of short stories where chickens are the main characters. Each story gives us a glimpse of farm life from the perspective of...
The Glory Days of the Cocktail
 

The Glory Days of the Cocktail

Before the “Noble Experiment”, Prohibition, were the glory days of the cocktail. Various herbs, spices, fruits, nuts, flowers and roots were used to infuse alcohol with intense flavors and sometimes medicinal qualities. These liqueurs and bitters were then mixed with...
Absinthe – The Green Fairy
 

Absinthe – The Green Fairy

If you have never heard of Absinthe I’m not surprised. It was only approved for production in the United States 9 years ago.  Before Prohibition, Absinthe was widely popular, particularly in Europe. By 1915, however, Absinthe had been banned in the...
The Awesome Egg – in Cocktails?
 

The Awesome Egg – in Cocktails?

Over 20 recipes in Historic Cocktails call for an egg, eggs, egg white or egg yolk. Some of these recipes contain alcohol and some do not, but rather are health tonics. So why were cocktails with eggs so popular pre-Prohibition?...
Phosphoric Acid In A Cocktail?
 

Phosphoric Acid In A Cocktail?

So how cool would it be to serve your guests a drink with phosphoric acid in it? Okay, maybe a little scary, but let me explain. In one of the cocktails in Historic Cocktails, the recipe calls for Acid Phosphate...
Chateau Margaux in Punch?
 

Chateau Margaux in Punch?

Can you imagine pouring 4 or 5 bottles of the most expensive wine ever valued into a punch bowl? What would be unthinkable today was not so 100 years ago.
California Wines
 

California Wines

If you were born after the 1970’s you might not know that there was a time when the world looked down their nose at California wines. (French wines were once unpopular too, but that is a story for another time.)...
Historic Cocktails
 

Historic Cocktails

Impress your guests with your knowledge of classic liqueurs and amazing, tasty cocktails. Historic Cocktails displays over 170 pre-prohibition recipes favored by bartenders excellent at their craft. The recipes cover a wide array of base liqueurs and some are even non-alcoholic. Recipes...