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.
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.
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.
An Old-Fashioned the hard way: the Brandy Crusta
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?
Lemonade with an Attitude: The Fog Cutter
"Trader Vic" Bergeron's lemonade for grown-ups, the Fog Cutter: rum, brandy, gin, lemon juice, orange juice, and orgeat, all with a sherry float. (I'll have mine without the float, thank you.) But wait, there's more: the Jamaican Fog Cutter!
Planter's Punch: more a category than a recipe, Planter's Punch is a classic blend of the Caribbean trinity of rums, sugars and fruits. Here's to a day at the beach!
Have one in Havana — the Hotel Nacional Special Cocktail
According to Basil Woon, "Have one in Havana" was the Prohibition-era slogan of the wealthy. And here's one of the cocktails they went for: the Hotel Nacional Special—rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, and apricot brandy. And a view of Havana Harbor, if you have it.
The Gold Rush Cocktail
The Gold Rush: bourbon, honey, and lemon juice. A delicious variation on the classic whiskey sour.
Bitters and Brandy—the Alabazam Cocktail
The Alabazam Cocktail: brandy, curacao, lemon, and sugar. And bitters, lots of bitters.
Mixing with olive oil: the Oliveto cocktail
It's not often you find something new in cocktails. Here's the Oliveto: gin, lemon, sugar, Licor 43, egg white and olive oil.
More mixing with honey: the Honey Bee
The Honey Bee Cocktail: rum, lemon and honey.
Mixing with honey: the Bee’s Knees
The Bee's Knees: gin, honey, lemon—and the secret ingredient, orange.
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.
Scotch and Irish—Cameron’s Kick
Cameron's Kick: Scotch and Irish whiskies combined with lemon juice and orgeat.
The Hesitation Cocktail
The Hesitation Cocktail — Whiskey, Swedish Punch, and a touch of lemon. An easy drink with big flavor.
The Clover Club Cocktail
The Clover Club Cocktail: dry gin, dry vermouth, fresh lemon juice, raspberry syrup and an egg white.
Drinking the French Quarter: The Ramos Fizz
New Orleans' Ramos Fizz: Old Tom Gin, heavy cream, egg white, sugar, lime and lemon juices, sparkling water — and the hallmark orange flower water.
The Corpse Reviver No. 2 Cocktail — not just for breakfast anymore
The Corpse Reviver No. 2: gin, Lillet, Cointreau, fresh lemon juice and absinthe.
The French 75 Cocktail — Tom Collins in a Tuxedo
The French 75: gin, lemon and sugar, topped with Champagne. Tom Collins in a tuxedo.
Punch and Rum — the Doctor Cocktail
The Doctor Cocktail: Swedish Punch and Jamaican rum, with lemon and orange juices. The Doctor is in.