Drinkable Do you know who Tom Collins is? Ever tried a Old Fashioned? Here are a couple of ideas for drinks that will make sure that your next retro themed Mad Men cocktail party is one for the books. Which is your favorite retro cocktail? Bottoms up from Ultra Swank. Martini 2 oz. Gin or Vodka 2 drops Dry Vermouth (use less Vermouth for a drier Martini) Garnish with olive or lemon twist Tom Collins Fill a Collins glass with ice 1 1/2 oz. Gin Fill glass with equal amounts of Sweet & Sour and soda Water Garnish with a cherry and a lime squeeze Old Fashioned 2 oz. Brandy or Whiskey Dash Angostura Bitters 3 ( continue reading... )

The Cocktail Nation

The Cocktail Nation: A Singular Vision

Episode 308    Apr 13th 2014

Like many of the listeners of the Cocktail Nation I just love mid-century modern architecture. This week we talk of a giant of MCM in that of Harry Seidler. We talk men’s accessories along with the passing of a Hollywood legend. There’s some new releases to be checking out and I have some of the best parties from across the globe to attend.

Martini Madness

Aug 2nd 2008 by Christopher

Drinkable Martinis, helping people lower their standards since 1927. Over the years, the martini has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages. H. L. Mencken called the martini “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet” and E. B. White called it “the elixir of quietude”. ( continue reading... )