The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book | The Peacock

The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book | The Peacock

The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, one of the most important collection of pre-Prohibition cocktail recipes, has finally been given a makeover. Frank Caiafa, manager at the Peacock Alley, the lobby bar at New York’s renowned Waldorf Astoria, has dusted off A.S. Crockett’s bar books, and augmented them with his own recipes, as well as many other classic drinks omitted in the 1930’s manuals. The results are nothing short of amazing: Caiafa managed to condense years of research…

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Rob Roy Cocktail and the Bartender who created it

Rob Roy Cocktail and the Bartender who created it

The Rob Roy cocktail is a true classic. It is essentially a Manhattan with Scotch substituted for North American Whiskey. The drink benefitted from Scottish whisky becoming widely available for the first time in 1890 North America. Fun fact, in 1898 the first commercial ever shown before a motion picture was an advert for Dewar’s Scotch. Rob Roy was a real historical character, but the name of the drink is a reference to a popular operetta….

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