Hum’s the Word

A while back I purchased a bottle of hum after seeing it on a few blogs and was intrigued by it.  Not long after trying it I knew it was something that fit my cocktail style perfectly, and I even featured it on my From Crass to Craft Mixology Monday event.  For those of you…

Thoughts on an ImPORTant Ingredient

O.K., it’s nothing new to see port as an ingredient in cocktails, though, you don’t see too many of them.   Look through some vintage cocktail books like those from “The Professor”, A.K.A., Jerry Thomas and you’ll see some listed there, as well as Harry Craddocks’ 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.  In the early days of the…

An Ode to Prohibition & The Speakeasy

Prohibition….while considered to be the “dark ages” of the cocktail world, there came the light to the path for which all thirsty travelers now walk.  If not for Uncle Sam’s decision to outlaw all liquor except for that used in medical and industrial purposes, the Speakeasy might of never existed, at least in the fashion…