I never think of it as a Collins drink but the Mojito shares a few characteristics of everyones favorite long drinks and if you look back far enough in the Cuban cocktail books it was originally called the Bacardi Collins and served at Sloppy Joes in Havana. I have read that during prohibition and long into the ‘50s . . .
Better than Sex...and the city
This next drink for whatever reason gets bartenders in more of a tizzy than the Mojito. If you can learn how to balance a Cosmopolitan you can make anything. Another hazy history drink and I would rather not toss my hat in the ring on where it came from or from whose hands crafted it first but I will tell you this: when . . .
The Lido Deck
A weird summer slammer original of mine. First seen the Whistler in Chicago. The patio go-ers loved these kind of drinks. Slightly funky, full of booze, and salty. Margarita knockoff
In a cobbler shaker:
30 ml Combier
20 ml Batavia Arrack
15 ml Yellow Chartreuse
15 ml Lime . . .
Texas Ranch Water
I am a Texan. Born and raised. All through college at Texas Tech University (if we weren't drinking booze) there was usually a cold Topo Chico in the hand of someone. You can’t really find them anymore but they used to have lime and grapefruit flavored ones and they really hit the spot. On hot evenings we would drink . . .