High Plains Drifter

Like the 1973 Clint Eastwood movie, the High Plains drifter cocktail is a mix of how the old west is often portrayed;  bitter and both with a mellow citrus finish.  This variation of the drink is quite close to a Mexican Firing Squad (subtracting grenadine & adding Campari).  For those of you who are looking…

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Pisco Sour

The Pisco Sour, no discussion about Peru would be complete without mentioning this frothy, sour, and sweet cocktail. The origins have been debated many times (example) of whether it originated in Peru or Chile, however it seems that Peru has claimed both Pisco and the aforementioned Pisco Sour as its own. Using Pisco, a Peruvian…

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Prince Harry Cocktail

Named for the lovable redhead younger brother of Prince William, the Prince Harry has loads of ginger, dark rum and a dash of bitters.  This cocktail is a close cousin of the dark & stormy with an extra boozy, ginger twist.  It’s extra ingredient, King’s Ginger was specifically formulated in the early 1900’s for King Edward…

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Japanese

Although its origins are vague, this is possibly one of the oldest recorded cocktails, first printed in 1862 in Jerry Thomas’ cocktail guide, possibly the first bartender guide ever.  The cognac and orgeat syrup with the additional complexity of Angostura makes a great drink.  My recommendation is to use a VS cognac on this (don’t…

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