The King Cole bar at the St.Regis hotel New York

The King Cole bar at the St. Regis hotel, New York, is always a favourite stop when visiting New York. It was at this iconic bar that the famous brunch cocktail, The Bloody Mary, was created in 1934 by bartender Fernand Petiot. Maxfield Parrish Mural Some mixologists also suggest that a version of this cocktail was already created earlier by…

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Classic Cocktail: Boulevardier

The Boulevardier. This almost forgotten cocktail first appeared in the 1927 bartender’s guide “Barflies and Cocktails” and was created at the legendary Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. Famous clientele of this fine establishment were Ernest Hemingway, the Duke of Windsor and Humphrey Bogart.  In Ian Fleming’s “From a View to a Kill” James Bond recalls visiting Harry’s Bar as a…

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