The trick of the Whiskey Sour is balancing three flavors — whiskey, lemon and sugar.
The Final Ward, the Dernier Mot, and the Asterisk — three ways to spin the Last Word cocktail, with Chartreuse, Maraschino, and your favorite spirit.
The Improved Whiskey Cocktail: bourbon or rye whiskey, Maraschino, absinthe, sugar, bitters and lemon.
Cocktail a la Louisiane is a sophisticated cross between the Manhattan and the Sazerac---and one of the most delicious cocktails you've never heard of.
The Saratoga is one of our oldest cocktails, equal parts brandy, whiskey, and vermouth. Sort of a lush Manhattan for days when you're feeling particularly full of yourself. And the ingredients you use will make or break it.
The Manhattan: rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters.
The Bourbon Trilby Cocktail: bourbon, sweet vermouth and orange bitters.
The Countrypolitan Cocktail: bourbon, lime juice, demarara syrup, Grand Marnier and Pama. A whiskey-based alternative to the Cosmopolitan.
The Bourbon Derby: Manhattan-style, with bourbon, Bénédictine, and bitters, or New Orleans sour-style, with bourbon, sweet vermouth, curaçao and lime juice.