The Art of the Cocktail

The Art of the Cocktail” by Y The “art of the cocktail” — mixing liqueurs, fruit juices, sodas and garnishes — was a completely new experience to drinkers in the 1920s. Enjoying a cocktail during prohibition was a limited-option experience. One could drink at home behind closed doors (granted one had a source to obtain booze) or a person could go to a speakeasy. GREEN CANDLE The Last Word During prohibition, gin was the go-to alcohol. It was inexpensive and simple to make. However, most bootleg batches produced an unpleasant taste. Patrons were always in search of a new gin cocktail. A Detroit Athletic Club bartender concocted a gin, chartreuse, lime juice and cherry liqueur mix that became quite popular! It was called the The Last Word. Revealing Notes: Key Lime & Wild Cherry **************************** LIGHT CORAL CANDLE The Havana Conference Before the revolution, nightlife in Cuba was exhilarating! Extraordinary restaurants, colorful casinos, exotic live entertainment, spirited bars and one remarkable hotel! The Hotel Nacional de Cuba was the center of the mob universe in December 1946 when Lucky Luciano hosted the infamous “Havana Conference” that brought together the U.S. crime syndicate and established Mafia policy that would last decades. Since Lucky was known for enjoying his libations, this retro, hotel-bar recipe of Cuban rum & citrus is a tribute to his taste in booze. This candle is dubbed The Havana Conference. Revealing Notes: Cuban Rum & Seville Orange **************************** WHITE CANDLE The Speakeasy Shake Now this is a folk tale, but aren’t those the best? Currently, there’s a popular cocktail called Snow Cap and it may be inspired by what I’ve dubbed the Speakeasy Shake. During prohibition, there was a lot of toxic alcohol brewing from the bootleggers. Speakeasy bartenders, looking out for their customers, started encouraging the mixing of milk or cream with patron’s whiskey. The diary product would coat a patron’s system if one encountered a bad batch of whiskey. Across the years, mixologists added liqueur, simple syrup and triple sec to the whiskey and milk. There was a bartender in Chicago [post prohibition] who actually elevated his clientele’s drinking palate by mixing high-quality, aged whiskey with (notes of vanilla) and milk. This is the inspiration for an incredible candle blend – The Speakeasy Shake. Revealing Notes: Tennessee Whiskey & French Vanilla Bean


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The Art of the Cocktail

The Last Word, The Havana Conference, The Speakeasy Shake