The Stone Fence

Stone Fence cocktail illustration
The Stone Fence holds a special place in American history. It’s often associated with patriot, scholar, soldier and politician Ethan Allan. Born in rural Connecticut, Allen grew up wild, but educated. He led a group called The Green Mountain Boys who terrorized and destroyed the property of settlers coming into his territory from New York. When the Revolutionary War … Read More

The Brown Derby (or De Rigueur)

The Brown Derby cocktail
History is often a little murky regarding the origins of many classic cocktails. In no case is this more evident than the Brown Derby. Sorry, or is that the De Rigueur? Depending on which coast you’re on, the answer is “Sure.” The problem is that they’re identical cocktails that emerged around roughly the same time. The De Rigueur … Read More