blue moon cocktail

Blue Moon

The Blue Moon was, like the Aviation and the Attention, an early adopter of violet-flavored liqueur, and one of the few classics to specify a red wine float.

jack rose cocktail

Jack Rose

According to David Embury’s The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, the Jack Rose was, during the mid-20th century, a pillar of basic cocktail-mixing knowledge.



American expatriate Leo Engel was working at the Criterion Hotel in London when he supposedly created the Alabazam, an obscure recipe that appears in his 1878 book American and Other…


Sugar Rim

A sugar-crusted rim is essential to the Crusta family of cocktails and a necessary accoutrement of the classic Cognac-based Sidecar. The key to a beautifully structured sugar rim is prepping…