Category: Classic Cocktails

Oriental

As far as we are aware, there’s nothing truly oriental about the cocktail this week. It appears in the Savoy, not some asian bar manual. It is accompanied by a

Millionaire No. 1

Back in March we posted a recipe for the Sloe Gin Fizz. If you haven’t had the pleasure of tasting this drink, or more importantly, tasting real sloe gin, we

Atty

Back in January, Camper English of Alcademics wrote a piece for the LA Times Magazine with an interesting observation. He suggested that the Martini no longer exists because everyone who

Kir Royale

It’s been a long time since we patted ourselves on the back for the novel idea of pouring a little Chambord into a bottle of Zima. We don’t even know

Brandy Crusta

The original definition of cocktail first published in 1806 was a simple combination of spirits, sugar, water and bitters. Drinks like the Old Fashioned and the Sazerac are good examples

Mojito

There’s more than one recipe for the Mojito. We even posted a different one a while back to accompany a fine article about simple syrup. It’s a refreshing summer drink

Improved Gin Cockail

David Wondrich calls it “New York’s answer to the Sazerac.” If you’re a fan of that drink, you probably know that it comes from New Orleans. A true cocktail in

Sherry Cobbler

If ever you find yourself thumbing through the pages of old cocktail books, you will inevitably make your way past several entries involving sherry. They are easy to ignore as

Bols Alaska

This week we are featuring a simple classic that dates at least as far back as the 1930’s when it saw print in The Savoy Cocktail Book. It shows up in other

Don’t Forget Derby Day

Tomorrow is the day we normally post the¬†Drink of the Week. It’s also Cinco de Mayo, which is a great excuse to post a tequila cocktail. However, this Saturday is

Communist

Here’s a cocktail that goes back to 1933. According to Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, it comes from an old pamphlet. As it’s presence in Haigh’s book

Sleepy Head

Here’s another fantastic ginger cocktail, but not a new one. It’s the Sleepy Head, and it dates back at least as far as 1930 when it appears in Harry Craddock’s