Gin

THE BEES KNEES – BOBBY’S WEEKLY HOUSTON PRESS COCKTAIL COLUMN

THE BEES KNEES - BOBBY’S WEEKLY HOUSTON PRESS COCKTAIL COLUMN

This week’s cocktail is the Bees Knees – both figuratively and literally. The phrase “the bees knees” appeared at some point in the 1920’s as an allusion to the prized pollen carried by bees in sacs located on their legs. The cocktail itself originated during the same period as a way to compensate for era’s […]


GIN & TONIC – BOBBY’S WEEKLY HOUSTON PRESS COCKTAIL COLUMN

GIN & TONIC - BOBBY’S WEEKLY HOUSTON PRESS COCKTAIL COLUMN

The Gin and Tonic is arguably the world’s favorite highball. This simple combination of botanical gin bliss, bubbly tonic, and a squeeze of fresh citrus is a leisurely, refreshing option that always helps to beat the summer heat. While a staple of the British colonial era, the gin and tonic is actually a relatively new […]


THE TOM COLLINS – BOBBY’S WEEKLY HOUSTON PRESS COCKTAIL COLUMN

THE TOM COLLINS - BOBBY’S WEEKLY HOUSTON PRESS COCKTAIL COLUMN

The Tom Collins is among the most famous of historical cocktails. Yet despite this widespread notoriety, one glaringly obvious question remains unanswered: Who the hell was Tom Collins anyway? Two competing stories may offer some insight. It seems that the often overlooked Mr. Collins was either a fictitious multi-state libelous scoundrel or a freaking bar […]