Monte Cassino Cocktail

Reminiscent of the Last Word, another chartreuse forward cocktail, the Monte Cassino has a bit of depth that is discovered as you drink it.  The mix of the two herbal liquors has a very complex flavor profile, that seems to hit you a little differently every sip.  With the sweetness of the benedictine the rye…

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Up to date

Like most pre-prohibition cocktails, this sherry-forward ‘Up to date’ cocktail is quite mellow and easy sipping.  The recipe comes from a pre-prohibition book written by a German bartender in New York, that contained famous recipes such as the gin-based Aviation.  It’s a 1 to 1 ratio of rye (or bourbon) to Amontillado sherry, with a…

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Sazerac, the cocktail of New Orleans

Ultimately another variation of the pre-prohibition “Whiskey Cocktail“, the sazerac is a cocktail that originated in New Orleans.  Believed by some to be the oldest cocktail in America, with documented examples of the drink being made prior to the American Civil War. Things were complicated for almost a century with the Sazerac though, with absinthe…

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The Greenpoint Cocktail

A variation of the Manhattan, the Greenpoint is named after the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn.  Not to be confused with Greenspoint, aka Gunpoint, a previously bad area of Houston, although much improved in the recent years.  The cocktail originated in New York’s Milk and Honey, located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Greenpoint…

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