This week we've looked back at some of our favorite posts in Guilty Pleasures, Bites & Dishes and Chef & Tell. We're rounding things out with a cocktail (what else?) with our five favorite Last Call cocktail recipes of 2013, courtesy of Chow Bella resident bartender J.K. Grence.
How to Make a Hanky Panky Here I go again with drinks with weird names. Hanky Panky? It manages to be hopelessly outdated, yet still carries a lurid aura with it. The origin of the drink's name is a bit more innocent. It goes back to the early 20th century, at the American Bar in London's Savoy Hotel.
Ada "Coley" Coleman was a pioneer in bartending. She was one of the first well-known female bartenders in a profession that was long dominated by men. She later would hand the reins of the Savoy's American Bar to Harry Craddock, who would go on to write the Savoy Cocktail Book, still considered essential reading for anyone with a taste for classic cocktails. Read more here.