The Thirsty Traveler

Probably the most satisfying part of any mixologists craft is the chance to use ingredients from all over the world.  Whether it be a spirit, liqueur, herb or sweetener, there are unique and wondrous flavors abound.  Our good friend Stewart Putney from the excellent Putney Farm blog has given us a great reminder of this. …

Extreme Makeover Part 2: Rusty Nail

One of my favorite and most under appreciated cocktails that deserves a second thought is the classic Rusty Nail, a simple concoction of blended scotch and a scotch based liqueur, Drambuie.  According to David Wondrich, like most cocktails the true origins of the Rusty Nail lie in obscurity.  He alludes to the cocktail’s humble beginnings…