Easy entertaining: Champagne Planters Punch

Is there anyone throwing a New Year’s Eve party this year that isn’t at least a little bit tempted to go all in on the Roaring 20s theme? Oh, come on – you know you were thinking it. Why wouldn’t you? F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda, flappers and bathtub gin, throw in some ragtime and the Charleston, and you most definitely have a party. And … Continue reading Easy entertaining: Champagne Planters Punch

A day for cocktailians to celebrate – December 5 is Repeal Day

For cocktail lovers, 1919 was a very bad year. The 18th Amendment was ratified on January 16, and Prohibition became the law of the land. In theory, it was still legal to own your favorite tipple, or to get drunk as Cooter Brown, but of course there was a catch: it was illegal to produce, transport, or distribute alcoholic beverages. The teetotalers or ‘drys’ expected … Continue reading A day for cocktailians to celebrate – December 5 is Repeal Day