Pink Gin

Pink Gin, the classic combination of gin and bitters, is also one of the oldest popular cocktails of history.  Originally a way to more easily drink Angostura when it was a wildly used for medicinal properties.  The drink was known to be used as a cure for seasickness as early as the 1820’s and by…

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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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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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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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