Tweethttps://bevvy.co/cocktail/mezzrole/luhy I’m a huge fan of Manhattan-style cocktails; they make great aperitifs. This one is named after Milton “Mezz” Mezzrow, a jazz musician who lived in Harlem in the 1920s. And, as Mezz himself would have known, the term for a well-rolled cannabis cigarette was a “mezzrole”—so I just hadContinue Reading

Tweethttps://talesofthecocktail.com/techniques/tips-substituting-ingredients-behind-bar Mark Vierthaler (@Cocktails_365) When you reach for a bottle to find that it’s empty, it’s important to be ready to improvise. Whether it’s fruit that’s out of season, that bottle of super rare aperitif that you’re dying to mix up, or you’ve simply run out of one of yourContinue Reading

TweetWhile the term “shrub” might call to mind a short, green plant in someone’s garden, it means something quite different in the mixology world. A shrub is essentially an acidulated (read vinegar-based) beverage as old as history itself. In the days before refrigeration, it was pretty evident that without someContinue Reading

TweetIt’s true, the Squire’s Shrub does require a couple of extra steps, but I promise it’s worth your while: Your patience will be rewarded with a lush, crimson colored syrup that’s straight out of the eighteenth century, when America was in its infancy and early pharmacists would have relied onContinue Reading