The recipe for this traditional cocktail first appeared in 1862 when it was included in Jerry Thomas’s The Bartender’s Guide. However, it had been in existence for decades prior to its publishing as it had been popular with sailors who drank a form of the concoction to prevent the onset of scurvy.
This classic piña colada is slightly more sophisticated in taste than your average frozen pineapple cocktail. The combination of ingredients plus a more complex rum lends to a less sweet and more authentic flavor.
This refreshing summer cocktail contains Pineau des Charentes, an aperitif from Western France, which is a blend of the region’s grape juice and cognac brandy, aged for 12 months in oak.
Punch became popular in the 17th century after being discovered by sailors in the British East India Company who imbibed the concoction of varying ingredients during their lengthy sea voyages. The Jamaican Rum Punch cocktail gained notoriety when Jamaican rum was used in place of other alcohol in punch.
This is a refreshing spring cocktail with just a hint of sweetness from the seasonal berries.
The Mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail that dates back as far as the 1500’s. Legend has it that Sir Francis Drake created the drink when he combined rum, sugar, limes and mint to help his men who were suffering from scurvy.
The homemade pink lemonade gives this refreshing cocktail the perfect shade of spring pink and a blast of fresh flavors.
Blood oranges are in season and make for a delicious, refreshing winter drink.
In Italy, a cocktail is generally referred to as an aperitivo, a drink that stimulates the appetite and prepares the digestive system before a meal. These drinks are usually dry as opposed to sweet as they are consumed pre-meal and often served with aperitivo food such as olives, crostini, nuts, chips – simple and classic.