The tax man cometh

Be wary of a strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors… and miss. -Robert A. Heinlein It started with the Bronx Cocktail, created in the early 1900s by Johnnie Solon at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.  What we know is that during World War II, someone decided to add one…

What inspired this amorous rhyme? One part gin and one part lime…

His-and-hers cocktails. The Final Ward, created by bartender Phil Ward in New York, is a variation of the 1920’s pre-prohibition cocktail The Last Word.  Phil replaced the gin with rye and the lime with lemon.  Both cocktails are well balanced — slightly sweet and slightly sour. They complement one another just like you and your valentine. Hers:…