Many people think that Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is related to Halloween festivities. It is a separate holiday in Mexico, more akin to All Souls Day. Find out more about this two-day festival via infographic by El Jimenez!
Who ever heard of a Snozzberry? With that lamentation, we all knew that Verruca Salt was not going to have a good time in Willy Wonka's factory. That was asked by a friend of mine one day in jest, and I held on to the idea for this part of the #100DaysOfCocktails. I pictured them as a little sweet with just a hint of sparkle to them. And that I what I made.
Day 62 of #100DaysOfCocktails, but Day 1 of using my own concepts. The first thirty days I explored the classics. The second thirty days (plus one) I explored the modern cocktail scene. After learning all I could about the past and present, it was time for me to apply it. District 4 was created for a friend, based on what he told me he enjoyed.
There was a bit of a counting error, so the exploration of modern cocktails received an extra day. Who else to dedicate that to other than "King Cocktail" Dale DeGroff. He was one of the pioneers in the late 1980's and early 1990's that brought fresh ingredients and classic techniques back to a thoroughly artificial bar scene. If you are interested in craft cocktails or are working in the industry, it is probably because of this man.