Life after death in the cocktail world. Old Tom Gin and Yellow Chartreuse: the Alaska Cocktail.
A martini with something in it — the Ford Cocktail
A Martini with something in it — the Ford Cocktail: Old Tom gin, dry vermouth, Bénédictine, and orange bitters.
Aquavit and the Trident Cocktail
The Trident Cocktail — a savory version of the Negroni, with aquavit, Cynar, and sherry.
The Ray Long Cocktail
The Ray Long Cocktail, an elegant, absinthe-tinted brandy Manhattan: Cognac, sweet vermouth, absinthe, and Angostura bitters. If you want to put a spin on the original, this is the way to go.
Home Remedies and the Penicillin Cocktail
Scotch whisky, lemon, honey, and ginger. Looks like a classic cold remedy to me. It also turns out to be one of the best Scotch-based cocktails going: the Penicillin Cocktail.
Repairing the Brooklyn Cocktail, part 2
Monongahela-style rye whiskies may be the key to a subtle, balanced Brooklyn Cocktail.
In for Repairs: the Brooklyn Cocktail
Rye whiskey, Italian vermouth, Maraschino, and bitters: reviving the original Brooklyn Cocktail.
The Creole Cocktail Four Ways
There are many versions of the Creole Cocktail. My favorite looks a lot like a Sazerac: whiskey, curaçao, and bitters, with a fragrant nose of absinthe.
Searching for the Bamboo Cocktail
Fino sherry, bianco vermouth, and orange bitters: the classic, light, aperitif Bamboo Cocktail, from the 1880s.
Whiskey and Bar Spoons: the Brainstorm Cocktail
Whiskey (you choose), vermouth, and Bénédictine—the 1916 Brainstorm cocktail.
Back to the tropics with the 151 Swizzle
Overproof rum, lime, sugar, bitters, and a bit of absinthe. And ice, lots of ice: the 151 Swizzle.
Cynar and Scotch: The Choke and Smoke Cocktail
Scotch whisky and Cynar, who knew that was such a good combination? Artichoke amaro and smoky whisky in the Choke and Smoke Cocktail.
Whiskey Sours and Embittered Last Words: the Paper Plane Cocktail
The Paper Plane Cocktail: bourbon, amaro, and lemon in a modern take on the Whiskey Sour.
Hair of the Dog: the Morning Glory Cocktail
Whiskey, cognac, curacao, and absinthe—the Morning Glory Cocktail, a brown-spirits brunch delight and "hangover cure."
Chasing the Gibson Cocktail
Gin, vermouth, onion: that is the Gibson. Simple, cold, clean, crisp, and urbane.
Mixing the Pisco Sour
Pisco brandy, lime juice, sugar, egg white, and bitters: Peru's turn-of-the-century Pisco Sour.
Rum and Falernum — the Corn ’n Oil Cocktail
Rum, falernum, and lime: Barbados's spicy Corn ’n Oil Cocktail
The Olympic Cocktail
Cognac, orange juice, and Grand Marnier—the Olympic Cocktail, named for the Titanic's sister ship.
Classic Tiki: the Jet Pilot
Lime juice, grapefruit juice, cinnamon, falernum, Pernod, and rums, don't forget the rums! The classic tiki Jet Pilot, and its predecessor, Don the Beachcomber Test Pilot. Time to rev up the blender!
Dark Horse: The Preakness Cocktail
Rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Benedictine and bitters make up this Manhattan variant's tribute to the Triple Crown: the Preakness Cocktail.