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.
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.
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.
Mendacity and the Oriental Cocktail
The Oriental Cocktail: rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, orange curaçao, and fresh lime juice.
Devil Mix and smoked absinthe: the Future Ghost Cocktail
The Future Ghost Cocktail: bourbon, Devil Mix, vermouth, claret, and smoky absinthe.
The Black Manhattan Cocktail
The Black Manhattan: bourbon, Averna, and Angostura bitters. Another variant of one of the greatest of the classic cocktails.
The Brown Derby Cocktail
Whether you call it Brown Derby or De Rigueur, it's still an excellent whiskey sour: bourbon, grapefruit juice and honey.
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.