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Cheers to the Delicious History of the Great American Cocktail.

The Old Fashioned is the standard bar cocktail and it has been around much longer then the Don Draper's of the 60s.  Some say the drink is made the "old fashioned" bar tender way…others think is it was a drink of the old folks…others say it is the whiskey lovers drink.  We say Cheers to the Old Fashioned. One would need to step into the way back machine to discover the real roots of the Old Fashioned. Much like most of America, our culture is a melting pot of good taste, style, and adaptation to our surroundings.   The first documented definition of the word "cocktail" was in response to a reader's letter asking to define the word in the May...

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Texas Gulf Coast Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Spice up your next party with Southampton Home's Recipe for Texas Gulf Coast Shrimp Cocktail. Our recipe is meant to be an appetizer or actually a premium cocktail for the modern foodie. Let's get started with a recipe which will become a party favorite.Ingredients 2 Pounds Raw Medium Shrimp1 Lemon Sliced1 Bottle Beer (Shiner Bock for the True Texans)1 64 ounce Clamato (or V-8)1 Tablespoon Tabasco8 Green Onions2 Avocado's Diced to 1/2" pieces2 Large Cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and then diced to 1/2' pieces4 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro6 Limes Juiced (3/4 Cup of Juice)1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt. DirectionsWe start with 2 pounds of raw medium size shrimp. Pre-cooked shrimp will not give you the robust flavor or...

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