Pre-prohibition cocktails and modern twists on classics

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Whiskey Sour

Ingredients: 2oz Bourbon .75oz Lemon Juice .75oz Simple Syrup Maraschino Cherries Instructions: Add bourbon, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker. Add ice and shake…

Whiskey in Cocktails

When mixing with whiskey, there is always a trade off between using a good enough whiskey to make your cocktails taste great and “wasting” high end whiskey…

French Correspondent

Ingredients: 1oz Rye 1oz Lillet Blanc .5oz Amaro Nonino 1 dash Simple Syrup 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters Cynar (to rinse glass) Grapefruit Twist Instructions: Add the…

Corpse Reviver, no.2

Ingredients: .75oz Gin .75oz Cointreau .75oz Lillet Blanc .75oz Lemon Juice Dash of Absinthe Instructions: Add the gin, cointreau, Lillet, lemon juice and absinthe to a…

The Shaken Cocktail

More approachable to the novice bartender, shaking is much more popular in most establishments than stirring. While many cocktails should be stirred, there are definitely times…

The Stirred Cocktail

In many modern establishments, stirring is a lost art. Everywhere you go, people seem to be shaking drinks, regardless of their contents. This is unfortunate, because…

Brandy, no. 2

Ingredients 1.5oz Brandy or Applejack 1.5oz Dry Vermouth Dash Orange Bitters Instructions: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Strain into a…

Lion’s Tail

Ingredients: 2oz Bourbon .5oz Lime Juice .5oz Allspice Dram Barspoon Simple Syrup Dash Angosutra Bitters Instructions: Add Bourbon, Lime Juice, Allspice Dram, Simple Syrup and Bitters…

Rye

The most popular whiskey used in classic cocktails, rye has often been neglected by the modern drinker, overshadowed by bourbon and scotch. Only recently has rye…

Corpse Reviver, no.1

Ingredients: 1.5oz Brandy .75oz Apple Brandy/Calvados .75oz Sweet Vermouth  Instructions: Add all ingredients to a chilled mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Strain into a chilled…