History has it that this particular cocktail was invented at the Vendome Club in Hollywood in the early 1930’s and was named after the famous hat-shaped restaurant on Wilshire Blvd. … A classic bourbon cocktail made with grapefruit and honey called a Brown Derby.
We have to admit that we really have fun making up the names of these drinks! The Crazy Elf is a wonderful play off the flavors of the Tennessee Honey and sweet and spice notes. The Rosemary makes this drink. It also makes a beautiful holiday presentation for your cocktail event.
Manhattan’s history, like most drinks, is not as clear as there are many ideas around the origin. A popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s. The original Manhattan was a mix of American Whiskey, Italian Vermouth and Angostura bitters. Considered one of the classic drinks it is still served in bars all over the world. This drink should be mixed with the best Whiskey you can afford as combined with the bitters the flavors are sharp and very enjoyable when you move towards the high end. Ours is mixed with Bushmills and affordable Whiskey that stands up well to the bitters.
Bourbon and citrus make the perfect holiday blend. Boxing Day is an easy going cocktail that keeps a party going and can be sipped over a long evening. The blood orange and lemon are a perfect balance to the sweet of the Bourbon and simple syrup. This could easily turn into a year around favorite.