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Fun Cocktail Recipes

The Blue Hawaii and Blue Hawaiian

The Blue Hawaii The Blue Hawaii goes back to the 1950’s and is a cocktail created by a bartender and Bing Crosby fan. Harry Yee was the renowned bartender for many tropical cocktails including the Banana Daiquiri and the Tropical Itch. As with many cocktails, this cocktail seems to have its origins in a pushy... Read more

Long Island Iced Tea

A Rowdy and Boisterous Cocktail The Long Island Iced Tea has it’s roots set all the way back in the early 1920’s… Prohibition Days. This was a cocktail mixed up with pretty much anything they had behind the bar and sweetened up with some maple syrup. Prohibition did bring us some pretty awesome and creative... Read more

Alabama Slammer

What is an Alabama Slammer? The Alabama Slammer is not a jail in the south, it is an cocktail invented at the University of Alabama way back in 1975. Also known as a the Southern Slammer, this nutty and bourbon flavoured liqueur cocktail is almost concocted as a morning hangover cure… mainly due to the citrus mix. That tangy... Read more

The Classic Martini

The History of the Classic Martini The true origin of the martini is draped in mystery! There are differing arguments as to who was the first to create the Classic Martini. Many who claim to have created the first Martini have varying recipes and names, but no version exactly fits the Martini recipe that we know today. The modern day Dry Martini consists... Read more

Bourbon and Water

Bourbon and Water has been around since the beginning of Bourbon Whisky, going all the way back to the early 1800′s. You can imagine those initial high proof spirits may have needed a little watering down to be a bit more palatable for those with more sensitive tastes. Adding a splash of water doesn’t just... Read more

Amarosa Cocktail

History Of The Amarosa Cocktail The Amarosa Cocktail was invented in the 1930′s by H. Losappio.  This gin-based cocktail is a bitter and complicated cocktail, created during in a part of the world famous for their amaros. Italian bartenders have been serving up Campari and Aperol spritzers for centuries now. Afternoon guests may not always want an espresso,... Read more

Irish Spring Cocktail

The Irish Spring cocktail is nothing related to that overly fragrant soap. We don’t expect you to be bathing in this cocktail, however after a few too many it is always possible you might also be running naked through waterfalls. This is another cocktail with very little background to document it’s arrival and popularity. We... Read more

Beer Cocktail

Really, a beer cocktail? Beer can have a few modifications done to it as well. We know there are a pile of different beers out there, but sometimes your guests just aren’t in the mood for a beer by itself. Over the course of your serving, or drinking, career you have probably encountered some odd... Read more

Lemon Drop Cocktail

The lemon drop cocktail is a very sweet and sour cocktail.  It became popular around the 70′s in California.  Today, the lemon drop cocktail or martini is one of western Canada and USA‘s favourite drinks. Where the Lemon Drop Cocktail Came From The drink was created at a now long passed bar once called Henry Africa’s in San Francisco USA.  The creator of this cocktail was a... Read more

Margarita

History Of The Margarita Cocktail The margarita has had its’ ups and downs in popularity. Tequila continues to be one of the most misunderstood of all spirits. The spirit has been with us in Canada for only a little more than half a century. We have have what appears to be infinite variations of Tequila. Tequila shot... Read more

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