Whiskey, cognac, curacao, and absinthe—the Morning Glory Cocktail, a brown-spirits brunch delight and "hangover cure."
Brandy, curacao, lemon, and bitters: the Brandy Crusta is the prototype of the modern sour, and a forerunner of the Sidecar. More historic marker than living cocktail, it's a drink that's important to know if you take your cocktails seriously. And it tastes good. Why did it disappear?
The Japanese Cocktail, with brandy, orgeat and bitters. The forerunner of the modern, "fancy" cocktail.
Chatham Artillery Punch: whiskey, brandy, rum, and Champagne all bundled up together. An iron fist in a velvet glove.
The Champagne Cocktail — champagne, sugar and bitters — is easy to make and festive to drink, and beats a plain old glass of bubbly hands down.
The Scotch Saratoga — a variant of the classic, with blended Scotch, brandy, sweet vermouth and bitters.