Thursday, March 31, 2011

Does Phoenix Have an Official Cocktail?

[caption id="attachment_380" align="alignleft" width="101" caption="Manhattan Cocktail"][/caption]With the trend of vintage cocktails in full swing I wondered about the story behind the Mahattan cocktail.

Basic recipe:
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 dash Angostura® bitters
1 maraschino cherry

There was a story about the drink being created at the Manhattan Club for Winston Churchill’s Mother, but this is not true. In reality it was a drink made to celebrate the isle of Manhattan. There was also a Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island.

Begging a few questions:

Who makes the best Manhattan in the Valley? My experience is Mabel’s on Main in Scottsdale makes a great one, Hanny’s makes a good one, and Durant’s as expected and delish. What about you?

For you Mixologist? Arizona Centennial is quickly approaching and I think it time for some Arizona themed cocktails. What would a Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tucson, or Bisbee taste like?
Bisbee could have a silver Tequila for the Shady Dell RV Motel
Phoenix - Napolitos
Scottsdale - a hand cut ice cube like Roca Akor
Tucson - a cocktail with recently revived A-1 beer.

Last show of the Season

The 2nd Season of Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular comes to and end on Thursday, April 14, at Phoenix Metro Retro located at 708 W. Hazelwood St. at 7p.

With Centennial coming I have hung Hist-O-taner for hire shingle out and have be talking with some folks about other events. If you would like me to come speak at you next event, contact me.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hist-o-tainer for hire

I want to bring Arizona History to you!
Centennial is rapidly approaching, with past Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular venues including the Heard Museum, Design Within Reach in Scottsdale, and regular shows at Phoenix Metro Retro. Also, named a Best of Phoenix by the Phoenix New Times.

Want to learn Arizona history, have fun and being entertained? I am officially hanging my shingle out as a Hist-o-tainer for hire. That's right! I want to chat with you about opportunities to bring Arizona history alive to your club, office, school ... whatever group.

Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular will take armchair tourists on a rollicking illustrated ride through the Valley during its midcentury heyday. This live presentation celebrates unique people and architecture in a theatrical blend of images and storytelling.[caption id="attachment_368" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="Marshall Shore wearing a Ladmo shirt"][/caption]

Give me a call and get let's make a date.
Marshall Shore
(602) 373-5421