Happy Hour: The Old Fashioned

One of THE original cocktails. Do you know how it originated? The Old Fashioned, unlike most other of the earliest recorded cocktails, wasn’t invented in New York City. The year…

Happy Hour: The Margarita

Although we’ve all probably enjoyed one too many of this classic cocktail, do you know it’s origin story?? As with most drinks, the origins of the classic Margarita are widely…

Happy Hour: The Vesper

It’s time for another edition of Cocktail 101. Small talk ammunition, fully loaded. Do you think it’s possible for a drink to be invented by a fictitious character? If you…

Happy Hour: The Daiquiri

Time for another healthy dose of Cocktail 101. Jennings Cox, and American mining engineer was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish-American war, around the year 1902. He is…

Happy Hour: The French 75

A classic summer cocktail with just the right amount of kick. In the 1920’s, the French 75 was popularized at the Stork Club in New York City. It was originally…

Happy Hour: The Moscow Mule

It’s that time again! Let’s delve into the history of one of your favorite drinks. The year is 1941. John G. Martin, an American east coast spirit distributor, Jack Morgan,…

Happy Hour: Gin & Tonic

Sure, we all drink this classic cocktail, but do you know the history behind it? It all goes back to the early 1800’s in India. Malaria was a major issue…

Happy Hour: The Sazerac

How did this classic concoction become the official cocktail of New Orleans? Let’s find out… The Sazerac was originally created in New Orleans around 1850, when Sewell T. Taylor sold…