Rum, lime juice, honey and champagne: the Airmail cocktail. Make this Prohibition-era Cuban classic now.
Vodka and Champagne: the Black Pearl Cocktail
The Black Pearl—vodka, blackberry syrup, a hint of lime, and a whimsical garnish, topped off with champagne.
The velvet glove — Chatham Artillery Punch
Chatham Artillery Punch: whiskey, brandy, rum, and Champagne all bundled up together. An iron fist in a velvet glove.
Drinking the French Quarter: The Ramos Fizz
New Orleans' Ramos Fizz: Old Tom Gin, heavy cream, egg white, sugar, lime and lemon juices, sparkling water — and the hallmark orange flower water.
Under my desk with the Atomic Cocktail
The Atomic cocktail: brandy, vodka, sherry and Champagne. A way to pass the time while you're under your desk.
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.
Cranberry and Bourbon: Reinventing the Bardstown Sling
The Bardstown Sling: a bourbon, triple sec, cranberry and lime juice cocktail.
The Bloody Mary — salt, pepper, Tabasco, Worcestershire, lemon and, of course, tomato juice. Add vodka for the Bloody Mary, or gin for the Red Snapper.
The Lucien Gaudin Cocktail—gin, Campari, dry vermouth and Cointreau. A fine, orangey riff on the original Negroni.
The Devil’s Soul cocktail: rye whiskey, smoky mezcal, two amaros, and a dollop of St. Germaine.
The Japanese Cocktail, with brandy, orgeat and bitters. The forerunner of the modern, “fancy” cocktail.
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!