Brandy, curacao, lemon, and bitters: the Brandy Crusta is the prototype of the modern sour, and a forerunner of the Sidecar. More historic marker than living cocktail, it’s a drink that’s important to know if you take your cocktails seriously. And it tastes good. Why did it disappear?
The Mary Pickford Cocktail—white rum, pineapple juice, grenadine and Maraschino. A Prohibition-era rum classic.
Seventh Heaven is an Aviation variant from the prohibition years. No creme de violette? Try this: Old Tom gin, Maraschino, grapefruit juice and mint.
The Final Ward, the Dernier Mot, and the Asterisk — three ways to spin the Last Word cocktail, with Chartreuse, Maraschino, and your favorite spirit.
Detroit’s Last Word Cocktail: gin, Chartreuse, Maraschino and lime juice.
The Silver Cocktail: gin, dry vermouth, Maraschino and bitters. A martini with something in it.
The Improved Whiskey Cocktail: bourbon or rye whiskey, Maraschino, absinthe, sugar, bitters and lemon.
The Red Hook Cocktail: rye whiskey, Punt e Mes and Maraschino — the best Manhattan variant ever.
The Aviation: gin, lemon, maraschino and creme de violette — one of the most famous of our resurrected classics.