Tools: mixing glass, strainer Glass: cocktail glass Garnish: orange slice, lemon twist or cherry A misplaced classic, the Boulevardier was once the toast of a golden age—1920s Paris. While credit for the cocktail is often given to Harry MacElhone, the proprietor of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, he names Edward Erskine Gwynne as the original creator. Edward … Read More

The Manhattan

The Manhattan cocktail
The Manhattan has a rich and storied history, much of which is probably false. Many claim that the Manhattan was created in 1874 at the Manhattan Club in New York City for a dinner party hosted by Winston Churchill’s mother. However, several historical records actually place her in Europe on the evening of the event, and pregnant, so hopefully there’ … Read More