Annette Holbrook

since December 2014


Sponsored: White Lady Cocktail 10 Apr 2015
11:37 am

This cocktail was my first ever ordered and got me into gin. I am allergic to egg whites so have never had it this way but can imagine the egg white gives it a creamy consistency. I make mine with slightly altered amount to adjust for the lack of egg white, but still a crowd pleaser.

French 75 Cocktail 31 Dec 2014
8:28 am

Thanks for the videos, Jeffrey. Really enjoying the series and can’t wait to try this one. I’m not in the industry (I’m actually a dog trainer, so totally outside the business) but I love hosting friends and offering a cocktail of the night each time. My friends and clients love trying something new each time they come over.
I am a wine lover but never really liked champagne, so love this as a way to incorporate champagne with my favorite spirit.
Do you prefer a specific “type” of gin with this? I am just now learning that different gins bring different flavors to the game so please feel free to educate. I have a bottle of Haymans Old Tom, some Hendricks and I think Plymouth on hand. I plan to try all three but wondered if you thought any one was more geared to this specific cocktail.

Violet Fizz Cocktail 1 Jan 2015
1:05 pm

Can’t wait to try this one! 2 questions. If you are using simple syrup of a 1:1 ratio is it still half a teaspoon? I always have simple syrup in the fridge.
My second question is not directly about this drink, but a general question. I got a bottle of Creme de Violette for Christmas and am dying to try it. I don’t know that I’ll be making an actual drink with it yet though as I feel like this is a spring/summer drink so am saving it for a few months.  Is there any reason to wait on opening the CdV or will a few months not matter in the life of a liqueur?

White Lady Cocktail 1 Jan 2015
7:32 pm

Robert, thanks so much for this recipe. The White Lady is the drink that got me started into the world of cocktails about 10 years ago.  I was in Asheville NC for the weekend and we went to one of those typical white glove, ties and blazer restaurants still found in the south. They still had a traditional cocktail bar with the bartender in a waistcoat. The drink of the evening was the White Lady so I ordered one to get into the spirit of the place. I was a convert from my usual dark beer! I went home to Atlanta and decided to make one for myself. Just like you said, I couldn’t find a recipe that looked like what I’d tasted. I searched multiple cocktail books and websites and then moved on to other drinks.  The version you demonstrate looks and sounds like exactly what I’ve been looking for. Oh and being deathly allergic to egg white, I know mine was egg free and will remain so

Martinez Cocktail 31 Dec 2014
8:06 am

Thanks for the video. I was hoping to find a new drink to try. I have been on a Manhattan kick lately, but this looks great. I have Hayman’s Old Tom, Carpano Antica and just got a bottle of Luxardo for Christmas! I have a selection of bitters but will go with your suggestion. On a side note, what are the glasses you use? I have a small collection going and would love to add something like yours to my set up.