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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

Clear Ice Cubes

Clear Ice Cubes- Easiest And Fastest Way To Make Perfect Ice Cubes

How To Make Clear Ice. The only way to make clear ice is to freeze water in one direction so that the dissolved oxygen is pushed back. Water put in an ice tray will freeze from the outside in. This traps the dissolved air in the cube’s center, which gives it a cloudy look. ByContinue reading “Clear Ice Cubes- Easiest And Fastest Way To Make Perfect Ice Cubes”

Navy Grog Donn Beach

Navy Grog – Make Donn Beach’s Classic Tiki Cocktail

Donn Beach Navy Grog Recipe Vs Victor Bergeron’s Recipe. Donn Beach and Victor Bergeron’s Navy Grog recipes are similar and practically the same drink. The only difference between the two recipes is that Donn Beach uses honey instead of allspice dram and has an ounce of soda water added. The Biggest difference is the ice.Continue reading “Navy Grog – Make Donn Beach’s Classic Tiki Cocktail”

Green Tea Punch

Green Tea Punch – Make This Delicious Early American Style Punch

A Short History Of Punch Punches are some of the oldest types of mixed drinks invented out of necessity. Early merchant sailors brought tons of beer with them as they voyaged to distant exotic lands. These voyages, often to India, were long, and beer has a relatively short shelf life. Toward the end of eachContinue reading “Green Tea Punch – Make This Delicious Early American Style Punch”

Yale

Yale Cocktail – Make The Beautiful Original 1895 Recipe

The History Of The Yale Cocktail. The Yale cocktail dates back to the late 1800s, and the oldest printed recipe I can find for it is from the 1895 book Modern American Drinks by George Kappeler. There are two main recipes for the Yale, this one and the Waldorf-Astoria recipe, and they are both very different drinks.Continue reading “Yale Cocktail – Make The Beautiful Original 1895 Recipe”

Nika

Nika Cocktail | Make This Amazing One Piece Inspired Cocktail

What Does The Nika Taste Like? The Nika taste like a lightly bittersweet and herbal soju. The ingredients pair nicely and are strong while not overwhelming. It’s pretty lovely. I came up with the Nika to celebrate one of my favorite stories, One Piece. As of writing, chapter 1044 was just released, and the mainContinue reading “Nika Cocktail | Make This Amazing One Piece Inspired Cocktail”

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