The Lucien Gaudin Cocktail—gin, Campari, dry vermouth and Cointreau. A fine, orangey riff on the original Negroni.
The Japanese Cocktail
The Japanese Cocktail, with brandy, orgeat and bitters. The forerunner of the modern, "fancy" cocktail.
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.
The Devil’s Soul cocktail: rye whiskey, smoky mezcal, two amaros, and a dollop of St. Germaine.
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.