Improved Whiskey Cocktail

Originally created by Jerry Thomas, the 19th century “father” of cocktails in America.  The Improved Whiskey Cocktail is quite an old cocktail of the normal per-prohibition style, very similar to the old fashioned but with the addition of Absinthe.  As with many cocktails from this era I find most recipes much too sweet so I…

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The Brooklyn

One of the many child cocktails of the Martini,  the Brooklyn is the Manhattan’s more “eastern” cousin.  The main changes here are adding maraschino liqueur and swapping the sweet vermouth for dry.  This drink is very similar to the Manhattan in flavor however the maraschino adds a little bit more of a unique flavor while the…

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Erica’s Modified Rum Swizzle

I’m happy to share – one my favorite drinks I’ve made year to date.  This rum based cocktail, called a swizzle has many variations.  Traditionally this recipe calls for pineapple juice and orange juice.  However, this one uses lime juice.  It reminds me of just what a great marriage rum and lime can truly be, as found in…

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Bourbon Sour

The Bourbon Sour is one of my favorites to make for people, and to make for myself due to the flexibility in the base recipe.  There are so many options with this drink that vary from the spirit used, everything from a wheated bourbon to a spicy rye, or even an Irish or Japanese whisky…

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