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.
Whiskey and Bar Spoons: the Brainstorm Cocktail
Whiskey (you choose), vermouth, and Bénédictine—the 1916 Brainstorm cocktail.
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."
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.
What’s Wrong with the Blood and Sand Cocktail?
The Blood and Sand Cocktail isn't everyone's cup of whisky. Here are a couple variations that might broaden its appeal: one with port and a big, peaty Scotch, the other a mezcal version.
Sazerac Variations: the Cooper Union Cocktail
The Cooper Union: an Irish whiskey Sazerac with St. Germain and a smoky Laphroaig Scotch nose.
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.
Another Round of Whiskey Sours: the Ward 8 Cocktail
One of the most famous of the whiskey sour variants: rye whiskey, lemon and orange juices, and grenadine—Boston's Ward 8 cocktail.
The Diamondback Cocktail
The Diamondback Cocktail: rye whiskey, apple brandy, and yellow Chartreuse. Simple and herbal, a post-Prohibition version of the Old-Fashioned.
Another Old-Fashioned the hard way: the Conference Cocktail
The Conference Cocktail: rye, bourbon, cognac and Calvados. Add some Demerara syrup and Angostura and Xocolatl bitters, and you have a rich mouthful built on the classic Old-Fashioned model.
Short and evil: the Devil’s Soul cocktail
The Devil's Soul cocktail: rye whiskey, smoky mezcal, two amaros, and a dollop of St. Germaine.
Scions of the Boulevardier: the 1795 Cocktail
Descended from the Boulevardier, the 1795 Cocktail: rye whiskey, Campari, Aperol, Carpano Antica, Punt e Mes, and Xocolatl Mole bitters.
Ritual drinking: the Ephemeral Mint Julep
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.
The Gold Rush Cocktail
The Gold Rush: bourbon, honey, and lemon juice. A delicious variation on the classic whiskey sour.