Archive for Gary Regan

Behind the Drink: The Negroni

By Award-winning writer and Liquor.com advisory board member Gary Regan explores the history and recent popularity of this classic Italian aperitif.

Betsy Ross

By No, the famed flag-maker Betsy Ross did not create this brandy- and port-based tipple. But it’s delicious nonetheless.
Irish Pubs | St. Patrick's Day

For the Love of Irish Pubs

By Acclaimed author and Liquor.com advisory board member Gary Regan explains why he’s excited to be behind the bar at New York’s The Dead Rabbit.

Masters of Mixology: Ada Coleman

By Cocktail expert and Liquor.com advisory board member Gary Regan celebrates the life and work of this pioneering British bartender.

Hanky Panky

By Try this sultry cocktail invented at London’s Savoy Hotel.
Everest - Gin Cocktail

Everest

By Next time you say you’ve conquered Everest, you technically won't be lying.

Cocktail Survivors

By Acclaimed author and Liquor.com advisory board member Gary Regan digs deep into mixological history to find a few drinks that have stood the test of time.
The Original Sazerac - Rye Cocktail

The Original Sazerac

By Before it called for rye whiskey, the New Orleans classic was made with cognac.
La Tour Eiffel - Absinthe Cognac Cocktail

La Tour Eiffel

By Cocktail expert Gary Regan imagines what the Sazerac would be like if invented in France instead of New Orleans.
Norma Bukofzer Pouring A Cocktail

Raising the Bar: Norman Bukofzer

By Acclaimed author and Liquor.com advisory board member Gary Regan profiles veteran bartender Norman Bukofzer, who runs the Star Lounge at Midtown Manhattan’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Scofflaw - Bourbon Cocktail

Scofflaw

By This whiskey drink was invented in Paris while the US suffered through Prohibition.
Betsy Ross – Brandy Cocktail

Mixing up the Stars and Stripes

By Famed writer and Liquor.com advisory board member Gary Regan extols the virtues of a patriotic cocktail: the Betsy Ross.
The Sazerac Cocktail - Sazerac Recipe- History of the Sazerac

Behind the Drink: The Sazerac

By Famed writer and Liquor.com advisor Gary Regan explores the origins of the classic New Orleans cocktail.
Scofflaw Cocktail - Prohibition Cocktails

The Myth of Prohibition

By Prohibition came to an end 78 years ago on December 5. In honor of the occasion, master bartender and Liquor.com advisor Gary Regan tries to find out which great cocktails (if any) were invented during this dry period.

Brandy Alexander

By With cream, crème de cacao and brandy, classic is a creamy, indulgent delight. With many details of its origin unknown, the Brandy Alexander became popular in the early 20th century. Try this cocktail as a decadent after-dinner sipper.
Blood And Sand Cocktail - Behind The Drink

Behind the Drink: The Blood and Sand

By Acclaimed author and Liquor.com advisor Gary Regan explores the origins of this classic Scotch-whisky cocktail.
Black Russian - Vodka Cocktail

Black Russian

By It takes a good vodka drink to survive a Moscow winter, and consisting of 3 ounces of booze, the Black Russian cocktail definitely makes the cut. Try this cocktail if you want a tipple that will knock you off your feet but still house a sweet touch.

White Russian

By Made infamous by The Dude's in The Big Lebowski, the White Russian is a classic vodka cocktail. Sweet, creamy and boozy, this three ingredient cocktail is dessert in a glass – an old fashioned glass, no less – with the ability to get you tipsy in no time. What more can you ask for?
Moscow Mule - Classic Cocktail History

Behind the Drink: The Moscow Mule

By Acclaimed author and Liquor.com advisor Gary Regan explores the origins of this classic vodka-and-ginger-beer recipe.
Mink Coat and No Manners - Tequila Cocktail

Mink Coat and No Manners

By A dressed-up tequila shot that’s ready to go out.
Cosmopolitan - Vodka Cocktail

Cosmopolitan

By According to Gary Regan’s research, the original Cosmopolitan was created by a South Beach bartender named Cheryl Cook. Eager to invent a new cocktail for the Martini glass, Cheryl riffed on the classic Kamikaze using a newly introduced citrus-flavored vodka plus a splash of cranberry juice. The rest is rose-hued history.
Brandy Alexander Cocktail - Classic Brandy Cocktails

Behind the Drink: The Brandy Alexander

By Cocktails expert Gary Regan explores the origins of this classic cognac-and-crème de cacao recipe.
Manhattan Cocktail - History - Classic Cocktails

Behind the Drink: The Manhattan

By Cocktails expert Gary Regan explores the murky origins of this classic vermouth-and-whiskey recipe.
Savoy Hotel, London - American Bar - Cocktail History

Meet Me at the Savoy

By The American Bar at London’s historic Savoy Hotel is finally open after a three-year renovation.
Black Russian Cocktail - Recipe - Cocktail History

Behind the Drink: The Black Russian

By Master mixologist Gary Regan’s story about the birth of the classic Black Russian cocktail and how it evolved into the Mudslide.
Julie Reiner - New York Mixologist

Raising the Bar: Julie Reiner

By Get to know one of New York City’s pioneering master mixologists.
Cosmopolitan - Drink Recipe - Cocktail History

Behind the Drink: The Cosmo

By Find out who created this super popular, ubiquitous cocktail.