With much anticipation, waiting the arrival of the Cocktail Codex website, the waiting is over.
With a unique design the wesite offers up a virtual codex for exploring the classic cocktails. One can search through the alphabetical rolodex and arrive to an appropriate list of cocktails. Unlike other cocktail directories, this one doesn't send you to a new internet page but rather uses modular popups and lightboxes to highlight the recipes and photos on the same page. Making for a distinct presentation and aiding in ease of exploration.
While missing the history and the sources in the virtual codex, there are still many interesting classics, along with the usual suspects. A few that caught my eye on first glance were the Morning Glory, the Bijou, and the Twentieth Century. Look for my reviews in the next post. While the virtual codex is cool, it doesn't replace the physical codex, anymore than a screen can replace a book. So thankfully, there is also a paypal order form to get the real thing. Go to order.
An attractive and useful bar resource for the cocktail enthusiast as well as the bar professional, the Cocktail Codex truly offers "the classics at your fingertips."
Explore the site, makes some drinks, and cheers to that!
vintage cocktail recipes