Mint Juleps

During the scorching hot 1935 graduation at West Point when President Franklin Roosevelt and his Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Douglas MacArthur were visiting the school for the commencement there occurred an infamous incident which led to a most beautiful exchange of letters regarding the proper way to make a mint julep. The School Superintendent, …

the Sazerac Cocktail history

The Sazerac dates to New Orleans of the 1850’s and is a variation of an old-fashioned cocktail (spirit, sugar, water and bitters). It is named for the Sazerac de Forge et Fils brand of cognac that was its original prime ingredient. The defining feature of the Sazerac is the method of preparation using 2 rocks …