Revelry Cocktail Articles

Discover the History Behind your Favorite Cocktails

For lovers of history and libations, here are some of the most famous cocktails in history!

Cocktail Article The History of Absinthe | Tasting and Preparing Absinthe
Read more

The History of Absinthe

Drinking a spirit isn’t just about getting sloshed. It’s about tasting something hand-crafted to open up a new part of your mind. It’s an experience.

At least, that’s what I tell myself when I’m feeling pretentious.

But from the moment that glass touches my lips until I feel that warming glow from head to toe, I’m consumed by - well, a spirit. Go figure.

Cocktail Article French 75 | Hits with Remarkable Precision
Read more

French 75

The French 75 cocktail bears a fascinating, but hazy origin—which only fuels intrigue for this delectable drink.

But what is the French 75? The liquid mercenary is often served in a Collins glass and consists of gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar—a combination that may sound too mild and simple to be compared to weaponry of any kind, but appearances can be deceiving.

Cocktail Article Jerry Thomas - The Professor and Magician
Read more

Jerry Thomas

It's 1849 and a teenage Jerry Thomas climbs 100 feet to the crow’s nest of the Ann Smith, a merchant marine vessel headed from New Haven, Connecticut to San Francisco. With the open seas roiling beneath him, he looks out and waits to see the new city, which promises him much more than what he has on that ship: gold.

When the ship reaches the shore, Jerry jumps ship, and the restless youth races toward a dream of affluence—a dream shared by many other men.

Cocktail Article The Manhattan Cocktail | The history of the Manhattan
Read more

The Manhattan Cocktail

September 25, 1865. Winter winds were just beginning to swirl, but not as briskly as they did out in the wilderness beyond Brooklyn, or the land rumored to exist north of Albany. But at least until mid-October, Manhattan would chill slowly; retaining the warmth of its masses, more and more immigrating each day, within the confines of its streets.

Someone in the group had the crackerjack idea of meeting tonight at Delmonico’s.

Cocktail Articles The Famed Mint Julep
Read more

The Famed Mint Julep

Is there a recipe you would brawl over? A cherished tradition you would provoke the masses for? A way of doing things that, if averted from, you would shake a fist at your own mother?

I think we all have at least one of those.

Cocktail Article It's Pimm's O'Clock
Read more

It's Pimm's O'Clock

Are you missing those long summer nights like I am? Never fear, dear reader, as I share with you the nostalgia of sipping a cool, refreshing, and slightly boozy delight as we run from the beams of the sun.

In other words, It's Pimm's O'clock! (As they say in England.)

Cocktail Article The Martini
Read more

The Martini

What cocktail do you think is most associated with glamour? The upper class? The glitz and glam of Hollywood?

I'm sure you may have guessed more than a few, but if your first guess wasn't a Martini, then you were wrong.

Cocktail Article Ada Coley Coleman
Read more

Ada Coley Coleman

Only those who have never done it would think that bartending is an easy job. You need the right ice, the right amount of shakes, the right garnish!

It goes on and on and on.

Cocktail Article The Negroni Cocktail
Read more

The Negroni

It takes a special drink to impress Italian royalty, a famous actor, and to make guest appearances in films from Hollywood's golden era.

Negroni is a riff on the Americano.

Cocktail Article A Mimosa Cocktail
Read more

More Than Just a Mimosa

May 16th might be National Mimosa Day, but every day is Mimosa Day if you’re living life right. (Drink responsibly)

A mimosa is many things.

Cocktail Article Daiquiri
Read more

Daiquiri - The True Meaning of ‘Refreshment’

During the heat of the summer, there's nothing like having an ice-cold drink in one's hand to sip and slurp while at the beach or walking on an 85-degree day through the city streets–even better if it's spiked with a generous amount of rum.

(That’s 30 degrees Celsius for our friends to the North or across the Atlantic)

Cocktail Article Daiquiri
Read more

The Magnificent, Mysterious Margarita

Hola, mi gente! Or, hello, my people! We’re feeling festive over here, so take a load off and let’s talk a bit of one of the most popular, if not THE most popular, cocktails ever made.

That, my friend, is the one, the only, Margarita.

Cocktail Article Daiquiri
Read more

The Swanky Sidecar

Get in, loser, we’re going bar hopping. Need a drink recommendation? Let’s take a little blast from the past to launch our evening like a Saturn V rocket!.

Bartender! We’ll have two Sidecars!.

Cocktail Article Daiquiri
Read more

Why We Drink - St. Patrick's Day

With green rivers, green beer, green getup, and a ruckus that could be caused by a horde of leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day is the very meaning of joviality.

Wherever there are people with Irish blood (or at least pretending to have Irish blood)

Cocktail Article Daiquiri
Read more

The Many Faces of the Gin Fizz

How much effort would you put into making your perfect cocktail? Going back to the 19th century, bartenders believed the Gin Fizz should be shaken so long it would induce headaches in the bartender.

That might be an embellishment on the part of some mixologists.

Cocktail Article Daiquiri
Read more

Chatham Artillery Punch

Have you ever been punched in the face and said thank you? If you want a chance at that experience, try Chatham Artillery Punch.

This boozy concoction from Savannah, Georgia may have many origins and variations.

Cocktail Article Daiquiri
Read more

Harry Craddock and Classic Cocktails

I have worked as a bartender on and off for over twenty years.

During that time I never once thought to myself, who’s the most famous bartender? I never even wondered who my favorite bartender is; it’s just not something I ever thought about.

Cocktail Article Daiquiri
Read more

Have You Seen Tom Collins?

Some cocktails were made for summertime sipping, and one of those cocktails is the one and only Tom Collins.

I don’t know about you, friends, but I’m dreaming of summertime when the living is easy.

Cocktail Article Daiquiri
Read more

The World’s First Forgotten Celebrity Bartender: Cato Alexander

Long before the time of Professor Jerry Thomas

There was a man who was known across the land as the man to find if you wanted a libation constructed better than you could ever dream.

Cocktail Article Daiquiri
Read more

Austin’s Signature Cocktails

Cocktails have been at the center of social hours for years. Usually made from scratch in their own homes, people would create dazzling concoctions that have made the classics, well, a classic.

They’ve established the rules.

Cocktail Article Daiquiri
Read more

Best Savannah Cocktails

So you finally made it. You’re in The Hostess City of the South, and you are ready to party hard. Where to even begin?!

Let me give you some fun facts about some unique cocktails born and bred in Savannah that are simply a must-have when you visit the city.

Sign In