Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fan Fiction: Sneak Peek!

Arnaud's Special Cocktail
Scotch Whisky, Dubonnet Rouge, Orange Bitters

"In the 1940s and '50s, this drink was a signature cocktail at the legedary Arnaud's Restaurant in New Orleans. Arnaud's, opened in 1918 by 'Count' Arnaud Cazenave (previously a wine salesman with no claims to royalty), has seen a number of signature cocktails, and the French 75 holds that position currently. No on has made an Arnaud there in years byt, hint, hint..."
-Ted Haigh, Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails

Barnum (Was Right) Cocktail 
Gin, Apricot Brandy, Lemon Juice, Angostura Bitters

"I must break it to you early in Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails that there are only a finite number of cocktail ingredients, and there are more now than there were when virtually all of the drinks in this book were invented. Although this is a testament to the mixing prowess displayed by the pioneering parents of these libations, there is always the initial inevitable letdown of the novice when he or she first mutters the glum words, 'Hey! This is nothing but a Blah Blah Cocktail with a little blah blah blah in it!  Barnum was right... there's a fool born every minute!' Back up. Once you try the many combinations, you'll happily see the devil (and the heart) in the nuances." 
-Ted Haigh, Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails

Be sure to join us for Fan Fiction on Monday, May 28th, 5pm-2am.

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