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Saturday, January 1, 2000

A Cocktail Companion

You'll find the following cocktails in our pages. But these aren't only recipes. When discussing cocktails, we like to go beyond what's in the books, sort out fact and myth, and delve deeply into the kind of personal narrative that describes Man and Woman with Cocktail.

If you're interested to learn recipes alone, turn to the guidebook we so often turn to, The Cocktail Database, on which so many of the following recipes rely. But if you would like to explore some of the issues behind why recipes have come to be what they are, as well go beyond what's in the books, sort out fact and myth, and delve deeply into the kind of personal narrative that describes Man and Woman with Cocktail in Hand, the following list may be for you.
Alaska Cocktail

Black Velvet

Champagne Velvet
Champs Elysées Cocktail
Columbian Punch
Commodore

Dog's Nose

French 75


Half and Half
Hot Toddy
Hurricane

Jack Rose
Jimmy Walker
Jumper Cable
Margarita (straight up)
New Orleans Buck

Pink Rum & Tonic

St. Louis Blizzard
Shandy
Stout Sangaree

Tom & Jerry


Velvet Cup

Whiskey Sour