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.
Negroni Riffs — the Normandie Cocktail
The Normandie Cocktail: Apple brandy, Campari, sweet vermouth, and Jamaican bitters — a riff on the classic Negroni.
The Bijou Cocktail
A jewel from the 1880s, the Bijou Cocktail: Plymouth gin, sweet vermouth, and Green Chartreuse.
Mendacity and the Oriental Cocktail
The Oriental Cocktail: rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, orange curaçao, and fresh lime juice.
Feeling bitter in the Bronx — the Income Tax Cocktail
I still remember the first time I filled out a tax form. I felt very official and bureaucratic; I was an important part of the American economy. Of course, I didn't make enough money that year to actually owe any taxes—I was filing to get all my withholding back. But still... Americans started paying income taxes in 1913, and... Continue Reading →
Irish Whiskey and the Dubliner Cocktail
The Dubliner, an elegant Irish whiskey cocktail, with sweet vermouth, Grand Marnier and orange bitters.
The Harvard Cocktail
The Harvard Cocktail: brandy, sweet vermouth, sugar, bitters and soda.
Searching for the Martini: The Martinez Cocktail
The Martinez, one of the oldest of cocktails: sweet vermouth, Old Tom Gin, Maraschino and bitters.
Remember the Maine
Remember the Maine: a Manhattan, dressed up with Cherry Heering and a dash of absinthe.
Tequila and mezcal — messing with the Negroni
Agavoni — the "Tequila Negroni" — tequila or mescal, sweet vermouth and Campari, with a dash of bitters.
The Blackthorne Cocktail
The Blackthorne Cocktail: Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth, absinthe and bitters.
Drinking the French Quarter: The Vieux Carré Cocktail
Another New Orleans original, the Vieux Carré Cocktail: rye whiskey, Cognac, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine and bitters.
The Satan’s Whiskers Cocktail
Satan's Whiskers: London Dry Gin, orange juice, Grand Marnier, sweet and dry vermouths, and bitters.
The Scotch Saratoga
The Scotch Saratoga — a variant of the classic, with blended Scotch, brandy, sweet vermouth and bitters.
Absinthe and Brandy—The Bombay Cocktail
The Bombay Cocktail: brandy, sweet and dry vermouths, curaçao and absinthe.
La Louisiane Cocktail
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.
Mixing with Fernet Branca—the Hanky Panky Cocktail
The Hanky Panky: gin, sweet vermouth and Fernet-Branca..
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.
1794 Cocktail — the Boulevardier Comes to Manhattan
The 1794 cocktail: rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and Campari — modernizing the Boulevardier.
Leap Year Cocktail
The Leap Year Cocktail: gin, Grand Marnier, sweet vermouth and lemon juice.