Horse’s Neck

A classic cocktail that dates back to the pre-prohibition era, the Horse’s Neck is a classic combination of ginger and bourbon.  Many recipes exist, often substituting brandy for bourbon or ginger beer for ginger ale, but the basic combination of lemon, ginger, and spirit.  The addition of angostura adds a bit more complexity to the…

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Churchill Martini

The Churchill, also known as the bone dry martini, is just what it sounds like, a martini with no vermouth.  In Churchill’s words the correct recipe was to a glass of cold gin while looking across the room at a bottle of vermouth.  Although this isn’t really a cocktail, the guy was definitely onto something,…

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Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré, not only another  name for the French Quarter in New Orleans, it is also one of the best cocktail contributions to come from the city.  Pronounced (Voo-ca-RAY), it is a drink similar to the Sazarac but not quite as herbal.  Also with the absence of absinthe and addition of the vermouth and benedictine…

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Buffalo Trace Bourbon

The flagship bourbon from the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfurt, this may be the best value bourbon that exists.  A whiskey that is bottled at 90 proof after being aged for 7 years, and priced at around $20 for a 750 ml bottle, this is a bourbon that can easily hold its own against bourbons…

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Verde Hada

Verde Hada, literally “Green Fairy” for those who speak Spanish. This is a drink that combines two unlikely ingredients, tequila and absinthe. It is the classic old world meets new world, Europe meets America combination. Although the herbal, strong absinthe seems like that last thing to mesh well with the classic Mexican tequila; when you…

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