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Run-of-the-mill idiot, Tomas Curras, is the owner and primary author of Vintage American Cocktails. He covers cocktail history, drinking culture, and changes in the field.

Most Recent Post By Tomas Curras

Cherry Syrup – Old Fashioned Recipe

Home Made Cherry Syrup Home-made cherry syrup is miles better than anything sold in stores and does not require much effort. Making cherry syrup with sweet cherry juice is fine, but for the best results, use tart or sour cherry juice. These cherry juices have a fantastic flavor, and the sour taste is balanced well…

Cherry Lime Soda – Recipe

What Does Cherry Lime Soda Taste Like? Cherry and Lime are two flavors that go very well together, and a cherry lime soda makes for a fantastic drink. Using a tart cherry syrup, like I provide a recipe for, gives a complex and deep cherry flavor that is enhanced by the tartness of lime juice.…

Orgeat Soda (Almond Soda) – Recipe

History Of Orgeat Soda. The earliest record of orgeat soda I can find comes from an April 1, 1891 periodical called “The Pharmaceutical Era.” In a list of Soda syrup flavors sold by B. & C. (Beach & Clarridge), one of them is orgeat soda syrup. Almonds have long been used to flavor drinks, and…

Coconut Lime Soda – Recipe

What Does The Coconut Lime Soda Taste Like? Coconut lime soda is a fantastic drink that perfectly balances the sour flavor of the limes with the coconut’s rich, creamy sweetness. The effervescence of the soda water combines these flavors into a refreshing drink suitable for both children and adults—a classic paring of flavors that is…

Shirley Temple – History & Recipe

The History Of The Shirley Temple Drink. The Shirley Temple was a very difficult drink to research, and I could not find any mention of it in magazines, books, or even newspapers until 1957. By the 1960s, the drink seems to be firmly named Shirley Temple, and many magazines and books mention it by name.…

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