The Libertine: rye whiskey combines with London Dry gin, Benedictine, sweet vermouth and a healthy dose of bitters in this riff on the Old-Fashioned.
The Widow’s Kiss
The Widow's Kiss: apple brandy, Chartreuse, Benedictine, and bitters. A nineteenth century classic.
The Hesitation Cocktail
The Hesitation Cocktail — Whiskey, Swedish Punch, and a touch of lemon. An easy drink with big flavor.
Irish Whiskey and the Dubliner Cocktail
The Dubliner, an elegant Irish whiskey cocktail, with sweet vermouth, Grand Marnier and orange bitters.
The Tom Collins Cocktail
The classic Tom Collins: London Dry gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar and soda.
A return to Havana — the El Presidente Cocktail
El Presidente Cocktail: Cuban (or Puerto Rican) rum, dry vermouth and curaçao.
1794 Cocktail — the Boulevardier Comes to Manhattan
The 1794 cocktail: rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and Campari — modernizing the Boulevardier.
“Trader Vic” Bergeron’s lemonade for grown-ups, the Fog Cutter: rum, brandy, gin, lemon juice, orange juice, and orgeat, all with a sherry float. (I’ll have mine without the float, thank you.) But wait, there’s more: the Jamaican Fog Cutter!
Planter’s Punch: more a category than a recipe, Planter’s Punch is a classic blend of the Caribbean trinity of rums, sugars and fruits. Here’s to a day at the beach!
The Normandie Cocktail: Apple brandy, Campari, sweet vermouth, and Jamaican bitters — a riff on the classic Negroni.
According to Basil Woon, “Have one in Havana” was the Prohibition-era slogan of the wealthy. And here’s one of the cocktails they went for: the Hotel Nacional Special—rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, and apricot brandy. And a view of Havana Harbor, if you have it.
Donn Beach’s classic Tiki specialty, the Navy Grog: three rums, two juices, and a dollop of honey, and lots of history. And that astonishing ice cone around the straw.
The Mary Pickford Cocktail—white rum, pineapple juice, grenadine and Maraschino. A Prohibition-era rum classic.
The Gold Rush: bourbon, honey, and lemon juice. A delicious variation on the classic whiskey sour.
The sweetly caramel Night of the Hunter: vodka, Licor 43, Oloroso sherry, and a touch of salt. The caramel cocktail.
Tacky name, delicious cocktail: the Monkey Gland — gin, orange juice, grenadine and absinthe.