Archive for David Wondrich
This raspberry-and-mint tipple is delicious all year round.
Childhood memories of apple cider with a little something extra to remind you why being an adult is OK, too.
This drink recipe first appeared in Jerry Thomas’ seminal 1862 The Bon Vivant’s Companion.
During Prohibition, the simple gin-and-orange-juice Orange Blossom tipple was a big hit among illicit imbibers. The recipe, which is very similar to a Screwdriver, was a perfect way to disguise booze. Try one for yourself to find out why it was such a hit with the flapper set.
The Ward Eight, a turn-of-the-20th-century concoction, is one of Boston’s major contributions to mixology.
Award-winning author and Liquor.com advisory board member David Wondrich profiles the legendary turn-of-the-20th-century San Francisco bartender and shares his signature cocktail recipe.
This historic summer punch brings back the good ol’ days.
One of the earliest vodka-cocktail recipes created in the US, this simple tipple dates back to 1938.
Award-winning author and Liquor.com advisory board member David Wondrich discusses some of the most tasty and enduring ingredient pairings and the drinks that feature them.
All hands on deck for the historic quadruple-liquor USS Richmond Punch.
Liquor.com advisory board member and award-winning author David Wondrich discovers a lost Civil War cocktail and a piece of American history.
Many presidents had cocktails created in their honor, but few have stood the test of time. Created in 1896 during the 25th president’s election, the McKinley’s Delight is an exception. It incorporates classic elements from the Manhattan, but dresses them up for the special occasion with cherry liqueur and a dash of absinthe.
Small wonder that a great many of our presidents have liked a good, stiff drink every once in awhile.
Liquor.com advisory board member and award-winning author David Wondrich shares one of his favorite party cocktails.
Liquor.com advisory board member and award-winning author David Wondrich examines the lineage of some enduringly popular classic drinks and finds a few interesting hereditary surprises.
Celebrate the season by whipping up a big bowl of punch. Learn the secrets to making large-format cocktails from award-winning author and Liquor.com advisory board member David Wondrich.
Should this classic be made with cognac or gin? Find out the answer from award-winning author and Liquor.com advisory board member David Wondrich.
Sweet but with a real kick, just like its namesake.
In honor of the state’s 220th anniversary, Liquor.com advisory board member David Wondrich created this refreshing Bluegrass tipple.
The recipe for this classic Philadelphia tipple is at least 200 years old.
This clam juice-spiked Bloody Mary is the national cocktail of Canada.
On June 1, 1792, Kentucky joined the Union and became the 15th state. Celebrate the 220th anniversary of this historic milestone with a traditional Bluegrass drink from award-winning author and Liquor.com advisory board member David Wondrich.
This early post-Prohibition concoction from Philadelphia is named for its creator’s wife, not the monarch.
This delicious mix of rum and lemonade is a Beantown classic.
Celebrate the New England holiday Patriot’s Day by mixing up this local and historic drink discovered by award-winning author and Liquor.com advisory board member David Wondrich.
Beware the Ides of March by reading this story from award-winning author and Liquor.com advisory board member David Wondrich about a Canadian brunch cocktail.
Garrick Club Punch tasted as good in 1835 as it does today.
Award-winning author and Liquor.com advisory board member David Wondrich explores the origins of this historic concoction.
If you're cold (or you have a cold), make this hot Scotch drink.
Make any day a holiday by fixing a bowl of decadent Tom & Jerry.
Liquor.com advisor and award-winning author David Wondrich explores the history of famed Cuban bartender Constante Ribalaigua Vert.
This drink was the new, new thing—at the turn of the 20th century.
Liquor.com advisor and award-winning author David Wondrich makes the case for why you should serve a big bowl of this decadent concoction during the holidays.
Toast baseball’s legends with this minty concoction.
Liquor.com advisor and award-winning author David Wondrich ruminates on trendiness and explores the history of an aptly named Scotch-and-sloe-gin drink.
Remember the glamorous days of old Hollywood with this creation of '40s gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
Award-winning author and Liquor.com advisor David Wondrich ladles out some gin history and shares one of his favorite punch recipes calling for the complex spirit.
Drink like Bogie, Bacall and the Rat Pack: This was the house cocktail of their favorite Hollywood watering hole.
Award-winning author and Liquor.com advisor David Wondrich traces the history of vodka drinks in America.
Award-winning author and Liquor.com advisor David Wondrich explores the origins of this classic gin-and-vermouth recipe.
The Spanish word for daisy? Margarita.
Just in time for the beginning of the season, historian and Liquor.com advisor David Wondrich unearths a classic baseball cocktail.
Chill down with this old-school low-alcohol sipper.
Historian and Liquor.com advisor David Wondrich proves why turn-of-the-20th-century bartender William Schmidt and his book The Flowing Bowl are still important today.
Read about the first celebrity bartender and why he’s still remembered today.
Award-winning author David Wondrich explains the allure of the historic and delicious libation.
People sipped this low-alcohol tipple to cool off before there was air conditioning. Try one of the 1830s’ most popular drinks.
The story of who actually created this classic and enduring summer cocktail.
Get the story of how this legendary cocktail was created from award-winning author and Liquor.com advisory board member David Wondrich.
As you watch the Academy Awards, mix up these Hollywood classics.
Whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not, here’s a cocktail to get you through the next six weeks.
To keep warm this winter try this traditional cocktail recipe.
Warm up with this traditional apple-based cocktail.
Get your Thanksgiving guests into the holiday mood with this traditional and delicious punch.