BOOKER'S BOURBON (125-130 proof, $70). Cask-strength bourbon (meaning no water is added before bottling, as with most spirits
Being an event planner for many years I became a sucker for the signature cocktail, that's why I'm always coming up with
One sip and you'll feel like you're on the beach in Hawaii.
Unfortunately these classics have taken a backseat to some of the more popular cocktails of today while becoming a second thought to many bartenders.
For those that can't get away, an alternative is to find a suitable stand-in. And for us, that stand-in is the Tiki bar.
Sad to see summer go? Hang onto it with the quintessential warm-weather drink: a tiki cocktail.
Want something other than tequila this Cinco de Mayo? Try a new whisky, rum, vodka, even cachaça. ¡Saludos, amigos!
For far too many imbibers, rum is something that comes in a bottle with a pirate on it, and should be followed by the words "and Coke." It breaks my heart, it really does.
Was a Manhattan truly invented in Manhattan? Where do Mojitos really come from? Who was Tom Collins anyway? Is a Mai Tai really Hawaiian?
He seems like a mild-mannered poet and teacher, but step into his cabana and you've entered, with apologies to Ferlinghetti, the Cook Islands of the Mind.
If you appreciate good cocktails made with quality spirits, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic was the closest thing to heaven that I can imagine.