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It’s not easy being king – that is, unless you’re King of the Cocktail. Master mixologist Dale DeGroff is just that, earning the nickname “King Cocktail” because of such intoxicating intelligence.
DeGroff is the author of "The Essential Cocktail," winner of the 2009 Spirit Awards, and "The Craft of the Cocktail," winner of the 2002 International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award.
He was also given the James Beard Foundation Award for “Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional” in 2009, and the Tales of the Cocktail “Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2008 – among umpteen others.
Now, "the King" has found himself in the 5@5 hot seat to offer up some punchy, potent, Prohibition potations that are having a resurgence - no speakeasy required.
Top Five Prohibition Cocktails Making a Comeback - Where to Get Them and How to Make Them: Dale DeGroff
2. Bee's Knees – Bonefish Grill (nationwide)
3. Sidecar – Pegu Club (New York City, New York)
4. French 75 – Clover Club (Brooklyn, New York)
5. Last Word (Aviation) – Drawing Room (Chicago, Illinois)
What is your preferred Prohibition-era cocktail? Do you make it at home, or order it up at your favorite bar? Shake things up in the comments.
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