Rye Whiskey

Prescription Julep

There are countless rifts on Julep recipes, bu this adapted version is a favorite of cocktail historian David Wondrich, who calls it “the tastiest Mint Julep recipe” he knows. You taste the subtle spice from rye whisky and a blast of chilled smooth Cognac, rounded with aromatic orange bitters. It’s sharp, cold and elegant – everything …

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Derby Fizz

Known as the “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports”, The Kentucky Derby brings thousands of spectators down to celebrate for hours and even days in advance. One thing you can expect to see is men in loafers and bow ties and women in floral dresses and wide-brimmed, “Southern Belle” inspired Kentucky Derby hats. When it …

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The Rickey

The Rickey cocktail is a highball drink made from gin or bourbon, half of a lime squeezed and dropped in the glass, and carbonated water. Little or no sugar is added to the rickey. The cocktail was originally created with bourbon in Washington, D.C. at Shoomaker’s Bar by bartender George A. Williamson in the 1880s. It was made in collaboration with Democratic lobbyist Colonel Joe Rickey, …

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The Rooster

The rooster cocktail was created by mixologists at Wild Turkey Bourbon for the most anticipated films to hit the big screen, True Grit, which casted an all-star team including Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin in 2012. Named after the lead character, Rooster Cogburn, the drink definitely has that old western movie saloon feel. INGREDIENTS 1 …

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The Algonquin

In the years after World War I, a group of New York City writers, critics, and assorted artsy types met for lunch almost daily at the Algonquin Hotel on West 44th Street (the theatre district). This articulate group initially called themselves the “Vicious Circle.” They quickly became known as the Algonquin Round Table, after the seating …

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Scofflaw

The Scofflaw cocktail was an obscure, yet highly delicious Prohibition-era cocktail made with rye, dry vermouth, orange bitters, and a touch of grenadine. Scofflaw – meaning a person who flouts the law, especially by failing to comply with a law that is difficult to enforce effectively, was a fitting name for this cocktail. The cocktail …

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Ward Eight

The Ward Eight is essentially Boston’s version of the whiskey sour, replacing sugar with grenadine, and adding orange juice. Many bartenders insist that the Ward Eight is only to be made with rye. In 1898 Democratic political czar Martin M. Lomasney hoped to capture a seat in the state’s legislature, the General Court of Massachusetts. Lomasney held considerable power …

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Winter Waltz

Devised by legendary NOLA cocktail bar French 75 bartender, Chris Hannah, this is a delightful take on the Sazerac with a Christmas twist. The Averna amaro combines with the whiskey and warm cinnamon and nutmeg aromas of Pimento Allspice Dram for a cocktail of modern classic proportions. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Bourbon Whiskey 1/2 oz Averna …

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Boulevardier

The boulevardier cocktail is an alcoholic drink composed of whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Campari. Loosely translated, a boulevardier is a man-about-town. Its creator, Erskine Gwynne, was an American-born writer who founded a monthly magazine in Paris called Boulevardier, which appeared in the 1920s. The boulevardier is similar to a Negroni, sharing two of its three ingredients with the main spirit being swapped from …

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Vieux Carré

The Vieux Carré was first introduced back in the 1930s at the iconic Carousel Bar in New Orleans. In 1937, it first appeared in print in How to Mix ‘Em and Famous New Orleans Drinks. Vieux Carré is the French term for what is now known as the French Quarter. Like many other drinks in …

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