The Buck Cocktail

The Buck Cocktail comes in 2 versions, Bourbon or Rye, but in this case we’ll focus on the Rye version.  This cocktail was inspired by the creation at Anvil Bar & Refuge in Houston where I fall head over heel for their Rye Buck this EVERY time.  They have a house-made ginger beer that’s cranked…

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Sawyer

If you’re a fan of Angostura and Peychaud’s (like I am) then you’ll enjoy this cocktail.  The Sawyer has the aromatic, herbal flavor that comes from both of those bitters, and it’s balanced out by the orange bitters and half of a Gimlet cocktail. Gimlet: 4 ounces London Dry Gin 1 ounce lime juice (most…

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Scofflaw

I struggle a little with this prohibition cocktail.. and partly because I think my lemons are sour and my grenadine is not top quality (though decent).  Let’s be honest.. I’m not a huge grenadine fan to begin with.  Regardless, I figured I would give this cocktail a try since I’ve been on a rye ‘kick’…

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Ragged Company

If you crave Manhattans then you’ll love this drink, Ragged Company.  It’s a cleaner, sweeter version that brings out the smoothness of the sweet vermouth and add a refreshing orange yest kind of finish.  The addition of Benedictine, made from 27 herbs and spices originated in France, brings a balance of herbal, crisp and fruity.. and it’s on…

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Whiskey Smash

Reminiscent of a mint julep, the Whiskey Smash its a slightly tarter cousin.  This recipe typically calls for quite a bit of simple syrup and some water, but I felt like that was too watered down.  Having used Buffalo Trace as the ‘mixer’ bourbon, it’s a shame to lose ALL of the flavor.  So instead,…

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