Sherry has been around for centuries, but was lost to the United States when Prohibition struck. As bartenders are diving deeper into history, sherry is slowly moving back into the limelight. Dan Greenbaum's The Second Marriage takes this classic wine and blends it with a classic cocktail to create a modern masterpiece, as #100DaysOfCocktails discovered.
There are many stories in history of the wrong thing happening at the right time. According to Andrew Friedman in Gary Regan's book The Negroni, grabbing the wrong bottle while making a Boulevardier added apple brandy to the cocktail instead of rye whiskey. A star was born in the Mela d'Alba, and the subject of Day 41's of #100DaysOfCocktails.
October is a month for scary things; what is scarier than an animated corpse? There are two versions of the Corpse Reviver. One is gin based, and very common on cocktail menus. The other is cognac based, and you are lucky to find it in the wild. Corpse Reviver #1 is the focus of today's #100DaysOfCocktails.