After centuries of direct conflicts and strained tensions, the French and Germans signed the Élysée Treaty. While they have been working hard for five decades to get along, the Élysée Treaty cocktail created by Ivan Mandaric effortlessly blends French and German spirits for an amazing cocktail. One of Gary Regan's 101 Best Cocktails of 2015, and #100DaysOfCocktails exploration for day 45.
Pépa Bonafé was a silent screen actress for sixteen years. Her most famous role, however, may be the subject of a poster for Art Deco artist Jean Carlu. She is also the namesake of a vermouth based cocktail from Saveur Magazine. It is fortified with cognac and vodka, which #100DaysOfCocktails discovered creates a smooth ride at the end of every sip.
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.
When it was apparent that the three mile international border was being used as a staging ground for drunken revelry during Prohibition, Congress pushed the border out to twelve miles. This discouraged small boats from smuggling, but encouraged Tommy Millard to create the Twelve Mile Limit cocktail.
Not for the faint of liver, the Mississippi Punch is an amazingly smooth sipper with one hell of a kick. It is also typical of cocktails in the 19th century that were heavy on the liquor and lighter on the mixers. #100DaysOfCocktails celebrated a little on National Punch Day with a single serving powerhouse.
Orange curacao was relatively new in the mid to late 19th century. It became a popular sweetener as bartenders were fleeing the country before Prohibition. Harry MacElhone created a delightful cocktail, the Sidecar, in his New York Bar during that dry time. #100DaysOfCocktails take a look at this incredibly well balanced drink.