Just the thing for a hot summer day. Gin, lime, soda, and plenty of ice: the Gin Rickey.
Two spirited salutes to the auto industry, one with champagne, the other with Scotch and gin: the Automobile Cocktail, two ways.
Originally called the "X-15", the Saturn is one of very few gin tiki drinks: gin, lemon, falernum, orgeat, and passionfruit syrup.
One of the most famous of the whiskey sour variants: rye whiskey, lemon and orange juices, and grenadine—Boston's Ward 8 cocktail.
Rum, honey, fresh juices, spices, and the secret ingredient, butter: Don the Beachcomber's Pearl Diver's Punch.
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail: Barbados rum, fresh lime juice, falernum and curacao. A bit of the Caribbean in the North Atlantic.
Gin, vermouth, Benedictine, bitters and absinthe: a Martini with something in it, the Merry Widow Cocktail.
Three Dots and a Dash: rum, juices, falernum, honey, and allspice liqueur. And a most excellent, hallmark garnish.
The Diamondback Cocktail: rye whiskey, apple brandy, and yellow Chartreuse. Simple and herbal, a post-Prohibition version of the Old-Fashioned.
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.
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?