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Tomas Curras is the owner and main author for Vintage American Cocktails and has been covering cocktail history, drinking culture, and changes in the field for the last 4 years.

Most Recent Post By Tomas Curras

Kamikaze Cocktail

Kamikaze Cocktail – Original Recipe & History

The History Of The Kamikaze Cocktail The Kamikaze was most likely invented in the early 1970s. In the October 1979 issue of Ski Magazine, on page 78, an article by Peter Miller Provides quite a bit of information about the Kamikaze cocktail. Miller states the kamikaze first came out of Florida in the early toContinue reading “Kamikaze Cocktail – Original Recipe & History”

Brown Derby

Brown Derby – Original Recipe & History

The History Of The Brown Derby Cocktail. The Brown Derby cocktail first appeared in the 1933 book “Hollywood Cocktails.” The Brown Derby was the house cocktail of the Los Angeles-based Brown Derby, a chain of formal high-end restaurants shaped like derby hats. Wilson Mizner opened the Brown Derby in 1926 to coincide with the releaseContinue reading “Brown Derby – Original Recipe & History”

Red Fashionola

Red Fassionola Syrup Recipe

The History Of Jonathan English Fassionola Fassionola was a line of tropical syrups made by the San Diego-based Jonathan English company. Jonathan English made Gold, Red, and Green fassionola syrup, each with a unique flavor. The gold was primarily passion fruit flavored, the red was fruit punch, and the green was mainly lime and guava.Continue reading “Red Fassionola Syrup Recipe”

Gold Fashionola

Gold Fassionola Syrup Recipe

The History Of Jonathan English Fassionola Fassionola was a line of tropical syrups made by the San Diego-based Jonathan English company. Jonathan English made Gold, Red, and Green fassionola syrup, each with a unique flavor. The gold was primarily passion fruit flavored, the red was fruit punch, and the green was mainly lime and guava.Continue reading “Gold Fassionola Syrup Recipe”

Green Fashionola

Green Fassionola Syrup Recipe

The History Of Jonathan English Fassionola Fassionola was a line of tropical syrups made by the San Diego-based Jonathan English company. Jonathan English made Gold, Red, and Green fassionola syrup, each with a unique flavor. The gold was primarily passion fruit flavored, the red was fruit punch, and the green was mainly lime and guava.Continue reading “Green Fassionola Syrup Recipe”

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