29 Jan Please The Palate Pick of the Week: Cocktail Cadre T-shirts, Masks, and More Celebrating Favorite Cocktails
To construct a cocktail, you start with the basic components – the base, the modifier, and the flavoring. From this foundation of three ingredients, you can build a variety of cocktails. This is what you need to know in order to make a classic cocktail. And, now you will never forget the exact measurements of the classic cocktails again thanks to Cocktail Cadre and their Cocktail Blueprint t-shirts, masks, and more, the Please The Palate pick of the week.
Illustrating the construction of a cocktail, in 1974, an engineer working for the US Forest Service designed what became known as the Cocktail Construction Chart. The chart used engineering-style drawings to illustrate making popular cocktails of the time, including the Old Fashioned, The Manhattan, The Martini, and many more. And, because the engineer was working for the US government, the chart became part of the National Archives.
And now, thanks to the Cocktail Cadre who rediscovered these drawings, we can all enjoy them on t-shirts, sweatshirts, masks, bags, pillows, mugs, and more.
Award-winning illustrator Bill Green redesigned the original artwork line by line and these detailed blueprint drawings of proper cocktail measurements are available on t-shirts, masks, and more. There are also cocktail specific charts featuring Old Fashioned, Highball, and Manhattan Martini Gibson cocktails.
As a fan of highball cocktails, I now have my t-shirt and mask to wear when I am out. So, if I ever need to remember the proportions for a Gin & Tonic or any other drink with an alcohol base and a non-alcoholic mixer, I am wearing it.
Check out the t-shirts, masks and other goods and pick your favorite cocktail blueprint at Cocktail Cadre.