since March 2012


Remember the Maine Cocktail 21 Aug 2013
1:54 pm

Your presentation was spot on as always. I would like to know what you use as your Cherry ingredient ? Cherry Heering , Cherry - - - ?

Barney Shrubble Cocktail 3 Jul 2013
1:57 pm

I am with Stephen in above comment. Could you please explain the Shrub/Vinegar proportions in this cocktail ? I would hate to serve someone drink that I made using Vinegar and not knowing the amount. WOW !

New York Sour Cocktail 4 Jun 2013
1:38 pm

Yes Phillip,it is. I have made several of these and have come to like them a lot. When I first saw the clip,I was not enthusiastic but, I am now and urge you to give it a try. Cheers

Morlacco Julep 7 Nov 2012
12:54 pm

Francesco,I have enjoyed your videos but this was the best. Let me ask you,are the Luxardo Cherries tart or bitter on purpose ? If so,these same cherries would not work in an Old Fashion Cocktail which would cause them to be Muddled , am I correct ?
Do you sell your products in Michigan ? I would like to try some of them. Thanks for the info and the history lesson.
What5 is the brand of Spanish Brandy you were using ?

Farmer's Daughter Cocktail 27 Jun 2012
12:27 pm

This looks very ,very refreshing but, I bet it’s a better cold weather drink than a warm weather punch. I will go to my favorite MICHIGAN Cider Mill on a cold Oct / Nov morning, purchase a quart or two of fresh squeezed HONEY CRISP CIDER, A bag of fresh apples and go home and whip this up. It WILL be delicious !!!
Until now,I’ve never heard of SNAP.

Farmer's Daughter Cocktail 29 Jun 2012
9:57 am

Yeah, I wonder about the value of possibly buying an expensive bottle that maybe we like and will use -or not !! I’ll take a risk but, some of the recipes in here (not so much Charlotte) are out of site. I would love to try some but the cost vs. time and prep. are just not worth it to me.
The SNAP sounds very intriguing and I live in MI so don’t have a real hard time finding the “goods” at some better wine & Bev.stores.,Good luck and if you do try these ,let me know and I’ll do the same.

Farmer's Daughter Cocktail 22 Aug 2012
7:18 am

I do know ( Now) these are not available in Michigan so I will have to order them on line somewhere. I thought they would be readily available as I don’t have a lot of trouble finding things. So much for that. Anyone have a site they know of that carries them ?

Amaretto Sour Cocktail 24 Apr 2013
12:28 pm

Jeffrey, I really like your recipe for the Amaretto Sour. You mentioned a cask strength Bourbon, I think it was George T. Stagg. If this is correct,fine,if not what is the name and where might I attempt to purchase it ?Thank you in advance,
Steve H. Clarke

Amaretto Sour Cocktail 30 Apr 2013
2:40 pm

Jeffry, I did buy the BOOKERS and agree with you,it is ( and makes ) a great Bourbon. I found several places that sell ,at least advertise, GTS - I am on the “Wait List” so I’m told. I will buy and try this - period., Thanks for all you do and I hope you do more.

Harvest Moon 13 Sep 2012
11:47 am

Blair, thanks for the tip on the Lairds,I had no idea what to look for.

Harvest Moon 3 Dec 2012
12:54 pm

I am in complete agreement with Blair on this cocktail. The Lairds Bottled in Bond makes a very big difference. Lairds also makes a 71/2 Year old AJ that is very bold compared to the regular. Not much difference in price either. The B in B is the first choice now that I’ve tried all three.
I kind of reduced the Orgeat ( not by much ) it will over power this cocktail if not careful.

Corpse Reviver #1 15 Sep 2012
1:25 pm

Greg, The REAL difference is the price. I was in my reg. store this morning and I purchased LAIRDS Apple Jack. The CALVADOS is TWICE the cost of Apple Jack. Enjoy. I plan on making this tonight so we’ll see how it works. Some people say the AJ is not as good and others say the price is the real factor.

Corpse Reviver #1 26 Oct 2012
12:15 pm

Another comment on the Apple Jack vs Calvados. LAIRDS produces quality - they make An Apple Jack, an aged 7 1/2 year old Apple Jack, and a bottled in Bond Apple Jack. I have used all three and for this cocktail I chose the Bottle in Bond. More character and a big difference over the regular. The aged is also very good but w/o the bite of the B in B. Enjoy.

Guion Cocktail 4 Sep 2012
12:56 pm

Robert, I reserved comment after watching this - not sure if it appealed to me or if I was just curious. Well,I made it last night and loved it ! I tried it with two different brands of gin and what a big difference. I am out of your recommend Plymouth so I used Hendricks & Beefeater - the Beefeater won hands down in this cocktail. I do like Hendricks gin and always have it on hand as I normally do with Plymouth.Hendricks was very pronounced in this drink,the Beefeater was not. You were spot on when you said the Benedictine was very bold. It is but, it is really made for this role. I can’t understand why I haven’t heard of this before.
Keep up the good work.

Guion Cocktail 7 Sep 2012
7:10 am

Thanks for the reply. I really like this cocktail and the ingredients are easy to keep on hand. I’m going to the store tomorrow and will buy PLYMOUTH GIN and give that a try.

Blended Peach Whiskey Sour 28 Aug 2012
11:55 am

This looks great and I am gonna try it. I actually have all the ingredients. I do want to tell you ,since you mentioned it in your Recipe instructions, my son has a Vitamix and it is beyond great. I have used it recently and it is worth every penny. It ain’t cheap because it ain’t cheap. Made in USA also.I will be getting a Vitamix . I know this sounds like a commercial but,I don’t work for the Vitamix people and,in fact,I don’t work for anyone.
I really like most of your recipes so keep up the good work.

Fairbank Cocktail 23 Aug 2012
2:32 pm

  Canada is a big place. If you live in Ontario, a plus. I am in Detroit. I am sure you get the picture. Glad to help.

Fairbank Cocktail 25 Aug 2012
8:25 am

Ginty, I’ll get back to you today. Check this site.  I am going to the Wine Shop in a few mins to check for SNAP, so I will check the other for both of us.

Fairbank Cocktail 25 Aug 2012
10:16 am

Well Ginty,this is your lucky day - I found it and it is less than $8.00 (US) for one Liter.
I couldn’t believe it. I think it is a Hiram Walker Brand so am surprised it’s not in Canada.
I found it in Rochester Hills, MI at Red Wagon Wine Shoppe. If you cross at Sarnia it will only be an hour + a few mins. If you cross at the tunnel , it is N.on I-75 about 35 Miles,easy drive. A nice store with min state prices so you might even find a few other items while you are there. Adieu

Fairbank Cocktail 2 Sep 2012
6:29 am

Anytime my friend.

Fairbank Cocktail 13 Sep 2012
8:43 pm

Do they have a web site and do they ship out of state ?

Strawberry Collins Cocktail 22 Aug 2012
12:14 pm

That looks good ! The best thing is ,I have all the ingredients with the exception of Salerno Blood Orange Liqueur, but I think that is sold in the state of MI. Cheers,I’m gonna try this.

Margarita Cocktail 17 Aug 2012
1:23 pm

I am making one now as we speak and am trying the half Lime - Lemon. I have seen so many different recipes for this cocktail that it makes you 2nd guess yourself. I very much enjoy El Jimador Tequila and I agree that the Reposada is the way to go.
Thanks and I enjoy your presentations.

Weeski Cocktail - Courtesy of David Wondrich 3 Dec 2012
1:13 pm

I would never have believed that I would like this cocktail by watching the video or viewing the recipe. I have learned to love it ! I keep Irish Whiskey on hand now for this reason.
The cost of COINTREAU & CHARTREUSE have become ridiculous in Michigan with the latter costing over $60.00 a Bottle now up 15% from a few months ago. Very hard to work around this unless you have several cocktails that require these. I can’t spend $60 for a bottle of something I can only use in one or two drinks I really like.

Mint Julep - NOT a Mojito Made with Bourbon 15 Aug 2012
12:49 pm

Trevor, I can only say a very sincere,Thank You. That is a Classic.

Mint Julep - NOT a Mojito Made with Bourbon 15 Aug 2012
4:04 pm

I have a KEGWORKS julep cup and it is great. I am looking for a real silver one and I will be happy.

Mint Julep - NOT a Mojito Made with Bourbon 27 Aug 2012
2:58 pm

  Blair,being a jeweler I will tell you this, Never use a treated cloth on the in side surface of a drinking cup,glass,ect. Silver or white metal are different. Silver ( or plate)
can be polished with a light coat of polish and then wiped to a brite finish with a soft, all cotton or a good quality micro fiber cloth. A White Metal Cup ( Kegworks) is NOT silver and should be washed in warm water using dishwasher liquid. Then dry with a soft all cotton,micro fiber cloth. Then you can give it the final light dry/buff with the same. Those cups are very durable but the real danger is scratching. Take care.

Martin Miller's Gin 14 Aug 2012
8:10 am

I love this GIN ! I stick to about 2 or 3 Gin Brands depending on what I use it for but,MM is truly a great product and I will continue to buy it,

Sidecar Cocktail 11 Aug 2012
8:15 am

Best Sidecar I’ve had. I do agree with Nucleozoid about the “less lemon” though. The better the quality of ingredients,the better the cocktail. Cointreau over Triple Sec any day ! Thanks

Sidecar Cocktail 11 Aug 2012
2:15 pm

  Incidentally,why does your recipe read “Triple Sec” while the video clip shows Cointreau ???