If you’re hesitant about whether you like the Aperol Negroni at first, don’t be. Let the cocktail sit for a few minutes, so the flavors and aromas settle. Then take a few more sips and wait. Soon you’ll start to taste the various flavors each ingredient adds and respect the drink for what it is. A quick trip to Italy in a blazon-orange glass.
The Black Russian cocktail’s sweet and simple. There’s not much to the drink, just a 2:1 ratio of vodka to coffee liqueur – draped over a bed of fresh ice. The cocktail takes me back to simpler times: childishly nestled on the couch watching classic movies with my grandfather…as he slowly sipped away…
The Original Cuban Mojito’s a highball staple that’ll never go out of style. As legend goes, the birth of the Mojito came in the 16th century when the plundering Englishman, Sir Frances Drake, ventured ashore in Cuba looking for a scurvy remedy for him and his crew. They came upon a local mixture of crude rum born from sugar cane, lime juices, and mint.
The Original Bourbon Old Fashioned was created in the late 19th century, deep in Kentucky bourbon country. A bartender at the Pendennis Club of Louisville developed it for a local distiller – James E. Pepper. Since then, the Bourbon Old Fashioned has taken on a life of its own, much to the delight of whiskey drinkers’ abound.