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.
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.
Chasing the Gibson Cocktail
Gin, vermouth, onion: that is the Gibson. Simple, cold, clean, crisp, and urbane.
Tall and Cool: the Gin Rickey
Just the thing for a hot summer day. Gin, lime, soda, and plenty of ice: the Gin Rickey.
The Tale of the Tuxedo Cocktail
Want to amp up your martini? Gin, vermouth, bitters, absinthe, and maraschino: the Tuxedo Cocktail.
The Automobile Cocktail, Two Ways
Two spirited salutes to the auto industry, one with champagne, the other with Scotch and gin: the Automobile Cocktail, two ways.
The X-15, Saturn, and the Finer Points of Bad Behavior
Originally called the "X-15", the Saturn is one of very few gin tiki drinks: gin, lemon, falernum, orgeat, and passionfruit syrup.
Two Nights at the Opera
Gin, Dubonnet, and curaçao: Jacques Straub's original Opera Cocktail.
A Martini with Something In It — The Merry Widow Cocktail
Gin, vermouth, Benedictine, bitters and absinthe: a Martini with something in it, the Merry Widow Cocktail.
The Lucien Gaudin Cocktail
The Lucien Gaudin Cocktail—gin, Campari, dry vermouth and Cointreau. A fine, orangey riff on the original Negroni.
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.
The Monkey Gland Cocktail
Tacky name, delicious cocktail: the Monkey Gland — gin, orange juice, grenadine and absinthe.
The Bijou Cocktail
A jewel from the 1880s, the Bijou Cocktail: Plymouth gin, sweet vermouth, and Green Chartreuse.
Mixing with olive oil: the Oliveto cocktail
It's not often you find something new in cocktails. Here's the Oliveto: gin, lemon, sugar, Licor 43, egg white and olive oil.
Mixing with honey: the Bee’s Knees
The Bee's Knees: gin, honey, lemon—and the secret ingredient, orange.
The Fairbank Cocktail and the Pink Martini
The Fairbank Cocktail: Gin, French Vermouth, orange bitters and Crème de Noyaux — the Pink Martini.
Feeling bitter in the Bronx — the Income Tax Cocktail
I still remember the first time I filled out a tax form. I felt very official and bureaucratic; I was an important part of the American economy. Of course, I didn't make enough money that year to actually owe any taxes—I was filing to get all my withholding back. But still... Americans started paying income taxes in 1913, and... Continue Reading →
The Clover Club Cocktail
The Clover Club Cocktail: dry gin, dry vermouth, fresh lemon juice, raspberry syrup and an egg white.
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.