Enduring cocktails of the First World War

An interview with author of Storied Sips, Erica Duecy, and a look at two First World War-era cocktails: the Sidecar and French 75. Duecy shares recipes for the cocktails, as well as their origin stories.

Mixed media illustrations by Poul Lange/Random House Reference; Sidecar and French 75 from Storied Sips by Erica Duecy
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Originally published on June 16, 2014; The Great War
Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, France was less than three years old when the First World War started in 1914. Its mahogany-paneled walls have housed the likes of authors Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis, and the bar is the birthplace of several classic cocktails, including the Bloody Mary, White Lady and Sidecar.​​​​​​​
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