Fastest growing Low-cal Cocktail

Skinnygirl CosmoSkinnygirl’s sale increased up to more than 300% last year as reported by a booze industry report. This low-cal brand of spirit introduces lower calories compared to the standard cocktails sold in the market. Last year, it’s company, Beam, move more than 586,000 cases of Skinnygirl.

Skinnygirl was founded in 2009 by Bethenny Frankel, who is a cast of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” and “Bethanny Getting Married.” It was acquired by Beam in 2011.

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Kronan Swedish Punsch Liqueuer

Swedish Punsch The tradition of Swedish Punsch dates as far back as the early 17th century, when sailors of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) began infusing Batavia Arrack with sugar and spice to create punch. By the turn of the 20th century, Swedish Punsch was bottled and found its way to America, where it became an essential ingredient in numerous classic cocktails. However, its popularity faded when Prohibition was established, and it soon disappeared from the market. Created from sugar cane spirits from the East and West Indies, Kronan Swedish Punsch offers a rich, full-bodied palate with Read more

The Modernista

The Modern Maid CocktailThe Modernista, also known as the Modern Maid Cocktail, is a scotch/absinthe cocktail. This beverage is not for the faint hearted since it is challenging to make due the fact that Swedish Punsch is a hard to find ingredient. Nevertheless, you can use any rum-flavored liqueur to take place of the Swedish Punsch. Aside from that, any cocktail with a Scotch base is difficult to mix with other ingredients unless you know what you are doing. Read more

House built for Prohibition

Cocktail GlamourThe exhibition in the Coe Hall mansion at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park does not only features historical artifacts, but liquor and cocktail recipes as well. The wall, dubbed as “Cocktail Culture The Glamorous Gold Coast Years From Prohibition to 1960,” highlights the fashion culture of the decade. It includes dresses, shoes, handbags and other accessories. Continue reading for more information