Nightcap Cocktail Recipes

Whiskey Sour Sunrise

This cocktail is a twist on the classic Tequila Sunrise, substituting Tequila for Whiskey. Although a great cocktail better suited for the summer months, the tartness in this drink shouldn’t be ignored all year round. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Whiskey 1 1/4 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice 1/2 oz Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice  1/2 oz Simple syrup …

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Nightcap Cocktail Recipes

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 Rising Sun

Inspired by Legent Bourbon Whiskey, this cocktail is a well rounded and smoothed out play on a whiskey sour. Easy to make and enjoy. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Whiskey1/2 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot liqueur 1/2 oz Lemon juice1/4 oz Simple syrup PREPARATION Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and …

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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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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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Sherry Manhattan

Give a classic manhattan a wintry twist with Pedro ximénez Sherry, which adds fragrant raisin notes to the drink and a bit of sophistication. The Sherry Manhattan cocktail is typically made with sweet vermouth, but this version uses dry vermouth, which balances out the sweetness of the sherry. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Bourbon Whiskey 1/2 oz …

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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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Washington Apple

The Washington Apple cocktail is an easy and tasty cocktail to mix, using whiskey, apple schnapps, and cranberry juice. Most people are used to hearing about the Washington Apple as a shot, and that’s because over the years its gained popularity as a tasty party-shooter. Meaning the full cocktail in itself is very easy to …

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The Brooklyn is one of five cocktails named for the boroughs of New York City, along with the Bronx, the Manhattan, the Queens, and the Staten Island Ferry. It resembles a Manhattan, but with a specific type of bitters and the addition of Maraschino liqueur. It fell off the map after the end of Prohibition but regained popularity in the 1990s. INGREDIENTS 2 …

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