Home Bartending: Celebrate July 4th with these 1776-era cocktails


Although the word "cocktail" wasn't coined until the 1800s, mixed drinks were all the rage when America got its independence. Many were made with rum or whiskey, and punch was the term du jour. Both refreshing and timeless, why not toast the weekend with these 3 smashing cocktails of yesteryear? Read the rest

Cocktail Hour

We discover the cocktail's historical origins, its etymological connection to a horse's butt, and its rocky history, post-Prohibition.
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Beautiful ice-sphere machine

This copper mechanism from Macallan's will turn your large, irregular chunk of ice into a perfect sphere, whose melting properties are somehow optimal for the consumption of Scotch (I drink neat Irish, when I drink at all, which is almost never).

The Macallan Ice Ball Machine- 01.15.10 (via Andre's Notes) Previously:Virtuoso cocktail shaker does his thing Boing Boing Halloween cocktail photos - Boing Boing Rube Goldberg cocktail-mixing machine - Boing Boing Desk/cocktail bar from 1947 - Boing Boing HOWTO make a snail out of a melted cocktail stirrer - Boing Boing Read the rest