• 11 Drink
  • Updated: Jan 28, 2016
  • Gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, cherry
    The Aviation cocktail is a gin-based cocktail that is spirit-forward with citrus notes and a hint of lavender. It's considered by some to be a variation on the Gin Sour, and is similar to the Blue Moon cocktail, the Moonlight cocktail, and the Casino cocktail. The Aviation cocktail was invented by Hugo Ensslin, a bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York in…
  • Gin, Dry Curaçao, lime juice, Angostura bitters, orange bitters
    Named for the famous Pegu Club in Burma, the Pegu Club cocktail is a classic of the colonial era. The Pegu Club was a haven for British colonists who, thanks to a healthy dose of racism and general snobbery, didn't want to interact with the locals when they were socializing.Membership was limited to those who were unanimously approved by the existing members…
  • Cognac, absinthe, Peychaud's bitters, simple syrup, lemon twist
    The Sazerac cocktail is a classic New Orleans original that, over the years, has been made a number of pretty drastically different ways. The more modern Rye Sazerac (circa 1878) is a combination of rye whiskey, absinthe, Peychaud's bitters, and sugar, but the classic recipe used Cognac as its base spirit. This recipe uses the original Sazerac formula to mak…
  • Gin, Champagne, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Lemon Twist
    The French 75 is a classic sweet and sour cocktail, augmented nicely by refreshing bubbles from the champagne. This one made its first appearance in print during Prohibition in 1927.
  • Bourbon, Mint, Simple Syrup, Crushed Ice
    Typically associated with the Kentucky Derby, this cocktail is a refreshing—if divisive—treat for the spring and summer. As far as the bourbon goes, we don’t recommend using anything too expensive unless you’ve got some income that desperately needs disposing, since it tends to get a little washed out by the other flavors. Be sure to find the freshest mint y…
  • Rye whiskey, Herbsaint, Peychaud's bitters, simple syrup, lemon
    This is the more modern variation of the Sazerac cocktail, made with Sazerac Rye (though any rye whiskey will do), Herbsaint (a New Orleans anise liqueur that became popular after absinthe was banned in the United States), Peychaud's bitters, simple syrup, and a lemon twist. Fans of the drink all have their favorite recipe, but we can say with some certainty…
  • sugar, water, Peychaud bitters, Sazerac rye bourbon whiskey, lemon, Herbsaint liqueur
    This is the true New Orleans original. Antoine Peychaud (a pharmicist) had invented his own bitters for the cure of ailments and one day someone decided to make it a bit less medicinal. It's critical for the true New Orleans Original to have the Peychauds, Sazerac, and Herbsaint all of which were born in and are made near New Orleans.
  • Lemons, mint, simple syrup, bourbon, water
    All Smashes are Juleps, but not all Juleps are Smashes. Confused? So were we, until we realized the essential difference is that a Smash contains fresh fruit, whereas Juleps don't necessarily have to. The classic Whiskey Smash dates back to the good old days of 19th century American mixology, and appears in some of the earliest cocktail recipe books.
  • Gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, lemon juice, absinthe
    The Corpse Reviver #2 (one of a whole cadre of variations, obviously) was initially devised as a hangover cure, hence the name. While it probably won't make you feel any less like a corpse after a long night out, it does play better in the morning than a lot of other cocktails. Soft and a little sour, this classic goes great with brunch.
  • Gin, Green Chartreuse, Maraschino Liqueur, Lime Juice
    The Last Word is a recent obsession of many cocktail enthusiasts. Originally served in the Detroit Athletic Club during the early 1920s, the drink has experienced a modern renaissance after being rediscovered by Murray Stenson of the famed Seattle Zig Zag Cafe. The cocktail is delightfully piquant and aromatic, sweet enough for the newcomer yet sharp enough …
  • Whiskey, Lemon, Simple Syrup, Cherry, Lemon, Egg White, Bitters
    The Whiskey Sour is a very popular drink that is both a bit sour and a bit sweet and can be served up or on the rocks. Fresh lemon juice is the key to making this a great cocktail.

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