The Devil’s Soul cocktail: rye whiskey, smoky mezcal, two amaros, and a dollop of St. Germaine.
The Japanese Cocktail
The Japanese Cocktail, with brandy, orgeat and bitters. The forerunner of the modern, "fancy" cocktail.
Apple whiskey and the Full House Cocktail
The Full House Cocktail: Chartreuse, Benedictine, Apple brandy, and bitters.
The Harvard Cocktail
The Harvard Cocktail: brandy, sweet vermouth, sugar, bitters and soda.
Punch and Rum — the Doctor Cocktail
The Doctor Cocktail: Swedish Punch and Jamaican rum, with lemon and orange juices. The Doctor is in.
The Champagne Cocktail
The Champagne Cocktail — champagne, sugar and bitters — is easy to make and festive to drink, and beats a plain old glass of bubbly hands down.
Between the Sheets
Between the Sheets: a cocktail of rum, brandy, Cointreau and fresh lemon juice.
Cranberry and Bourbon: Reinventing the Bardstown Sling
The Bardstown Sling: a bourbon, triple sec, cranberry and lime juice cocktail.
1794 Cocktail — the Boulevardier Comes to Manhattan
The 1794 cocktail: rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and Campari — modernizing the Boulevardier.
Descended from the Boulevardier, the 1795 Cocktail: rye whiskey, Campari, Aperol, Carpano Antica, Punt e Mes, and Xocolatl Mole bitters.
The ephemeral Bourbon Mint Julep: we see it about one day a year—Kentucky Derby Day—and then it’s gone. Whiskey, sugar, mint, and ice—lots of ice.
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.
“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.