The Rob Roy is a cocktail made with Scotch whisky (without an e) which is actually not a good idea.
Not the a local whiskey-lovers group Whiskey Drinkers Union: Utah Local 801, co-founded by Jeff Thompson.
Starting in the time of Napoleon, Her Majesty’s Royal Navy ran on rum. Every sailor (not the officers) received a daily rum ration, affectionately called a tot.
Bearing the endearing IBA description “an all day cocktail” the sidecar is indeed named after the motorcycle sidecar, a familiar sight during World Wars I and II.
What’s old fashioned about it? There are lots of theories, but the most popular is that it is most like the original cocktail—liquor, with a little sugar and bitters added for relief.
Salt Lake City is gaining fame as an avid outpost of the craft cocktail movement.
Here’s where I differ with the IBA: Their recipe calls for a margarita on the rocks in a margarita glass.
Lots of perfectly nice people, including James Bond, like a vodka Martini.
While most of the classic cocktails are minimal, designed to showcase the flavor and aromatics of the base liquor, the Bloody Mary is a rococo, over-the-top concoction.
Salt Lake magazine’s annual Farm to Glass Cocktail Contest, a celebration of our city’s culinary creativity, runs through the month of September—find details at saltlakemagazine.com. More than 24 local bartenders will be shaking up their best, each drink incorporating local ingredients. Your job? Taste the cocktails. Vote. Repeat. And then join us at the Winners…