Eric Felten

Christmas Bowl of Bishop

For Charles Dickens, Christmas wasn’t Christmas without a steaming bowl of punch. “A Merry Christmas, Bob!” says the reformed Scrooge to Bob Cratchit, as he claps him on the back. … [more]

Silver Gin Fizz

Dry gin came of age in the golden era of the cocktail, and in the ’30s and ’40s there were more gin cocktails than any other kind. Among those hundreds of gin drinks is the Gin Fizz, … [more]

How's Your Drink?

Etymology of the cocktail Eric Felten’s How’s Your Drink? Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well may be the single most important book on the subject of cocktails to emerge in … [more]

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