• Whiskey Sour

    Regular readers at BevX know that we are subscribers to the theory that less is often more. This cocktail illustrates this point perfectly. Just three ingredients are required while the flavors are certainly more than a sum of its parts. The Whiskey Sour is the...
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  • Playa Sunset

    Playa del Carmen is a great and easy beach destination. The sea air and bright sun conspire to lull you into a mañana state of mind. While at the beach I am always blessed with the duty of bartender. While the margarita is the default cocktail of choice, I use...
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  • Wisconsin Wine Cooler

    The wine cooler or spritzer is suffering from a poor reputation. Why would this great summer cocktail be out of fashion for so long? Well apparently there are still shivers caused by the numerous wine cooler brands sold in the 80s and 90s. It's time to put all o...
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  • The Upside Down Martini

    The martini as typically ordered dry is simply a glass of chilled Gin. If someone you know orders their martini "very, very dry" meaning that they want not a whiff of Vermouth is simply afraid to order 3 oz. of gin chilled and served up. In my view they are mis...
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  • The Americano

    This long staple of the Italian cafe or Apéritvo bar was born in the Caffe Camporino in Milan circa 1860. It was originally known as the "Milano-Torino" taking the name from the two homes of the primary ingredients. Later, during Prohibition, the drink became c...
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  • The Aged Rum Sidecar

    The Sidecar is a great example of a classic cocktail that is built with just three ingredients. Every element serves a purpose and every ingredient has to be good as there is nowhere to hide. We have tweaked this classic, as many bartenders have through the yea...
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  • French 75 - Classic version

    This classic cocktail has the dubious reputation of being among the most potent cocktails ever created. The crisp and refreshing combination of Gin, sparkling wine, and lemon passes the lips with ease but can certainly leave your head in the clouds. The unique n...
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  • The Perfect Margarita

    Nothing says summer like the margarita. Remember that no great Margarita can be made with inferior Tequila. Some may argue that the best in any category of Spirits should be relegated to a solo performer but in the case of Tequila, and the Margarita, this is sim...
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  • Sean's Champagne Cocktail

    If you're looking to spark a bit of romance or just trying to get out of the doghouse this simple yet exotic cocktail is just what the doctor ordered. There are countless variations on the Champagne Cocktail but I'm a big fan of this one as it captures the swee...
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  • Piña Colada

    Some study the universe in hopes of finding the meaning of life. Some dive the ocean's depths seeking treasure. I spend my days seeking to perfect the Piña Colada - until now. After years of trying and coming close but never finding the elusive balance of flav...
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