Descended from the Boulevardier, the 1795 Cocktail: rye whiskey, Campari, Aperol, Carpano Antica, Punt e Mes, and Xocolatl Mole bitters.
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.
The Harvard Cocktail
The Harvard Cocktail: brandy, sweet vermouth, sugar, bitters and soda.
The French 75 Cocktail — Tom Collins in a Tuxedo
The French 75: gin, lemon and sugar, topped with Champagne. Tom Collins in a tuxedo.
Between the Sheets
Between the Sheets: a cocktail of rum, brandy, Cointreau and fresh lemon juice.
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.
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.
The Gold Rush: bourbon, honey, and lemon juice. A delicious variation on the classic whiskey sour.