Brian Florczak

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Fanciulli Cocktail Recipe

The origins of the Fanciulli cocktail are somewhat dim, but the flavor certainly isn't. It's a Manhattan with a bitter menthol backbone. The drink first appears in the 1931 book, <i>Old Waldorf Bar Days</i>, by Albert Stevens Crockett, and Mr. Crockett states that the name is Italian slang for "the boys." …

5 Essential Fernet Branca Cocktails

More Essentials<p>Essential Bourbon Cocktails »<br>Essential Rye Cocktails »<br>Essential Scotch Cocktails »<br>Essential Tequila Cocktails »<br>Essential Gin Cocktails »<br>Essential Vodka Cocktails »<br>Essential Brandy Cocktails »<br>25 Cocktails Everyone Should Know »<p>Man, I tell you, nothing scares some people more than the …

3 Shrubs You Should Be Making for Cocktails

Perhaps you’ve noticed that the word “shrub” has recently been <i>sprouting</i> up on cocktail menus across the country. OK, we apologize for the bad pun, …

DIY vs. Buy: Should I Make My Own Pear Liqueur?

I am obsessed with Champagne cocktails. So when I hit upon a DIY ingredient that pairs well with sparkling wine, it's time for me to buy bubbly by the case. One Thanksgiving, I happened upon a delicious fizzy cocktail made with sparkling wine, fresh pear syrup, and gin, which launched a new …

Boozy Cures for the Common Cold

Steel yourself against cold and flu season with boozy, steaming-hot drinks that double, however arguably, as preventive medicine<p>Feel a cold coming on? Make yourself a drink. When made with flu-fighting ingredients like honey, ginger, herbal tea, and chiles, cocktails can help you beat your winter …

5 Vodka Cocktails to Make This Fall

Perhaps bartenders were still wincing from the days of poorly made Cosmos and calling-everything-a-martini, perhaps there was an urge to show folks that there are more interesting things to drink than a vodka-soda, but the past decade has seen vodka pulled off craft cocktail bar shelves and wiped …

How to Make Your Whiskey Sour Better: The New York Sour

<i>You'll no longer have to buy a plane ticket to get in on the cocktails at Seattle's Essex: Owners Brandon Pettit and Molly Wizenberg (a.k.a. Orangette) will be sharing their favorite recipes with us, every other week. Drink up, people.</i><p><i>Today: Dress up your rye in autumn's finest.</i><p>Playing around with …

Maid in Cuba

During my visit to Tales of the Cocktail I wrote home to a friend, that I hadn't tasted a single cocktail that made me go wauw! And that is still …