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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Turf Cocktail (with a twist)

There a many variations of this martini based cocktail that date back to the start of the 20th century. It’s relevance, dated to Turf clubs where gentlemen would frequent for horse race betting.  The first 3 ingredients are familiar to most however with the addition of absinthe and maraschino, you get hit with a punch…

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