Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré, not only another  name for the French Quarter in New Orleans, it is also one of the best cocktail contributions to come from the city.  Pronounced (Voo-ca-RAY), it is a drink similar to the Sazarac but not quite as herbal.  Also with the absence of absinthe and addition of the vermouth and benedictine…

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Old Rye Gal

So… I stumbled upon this Old Rye Gal cocktail after having a mad craving for some Rye whiskey as a nice night cap.. and it ended up being a great mix between a mint julep and a Manhattan with a bit of kick!  It smells like a Manhattan.. strong on the rye to the nose,…

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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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Rittenhouse Rye

Over the past couple years I have been searching for the “perfect” cocktail rye and although there are many favorites I believe that although a perfect one probably doesn’t exist, Rittenhouse Rye may be the best fit.  In addition to adding the perfect rye spice to a cocktail along with adding the heat of a…

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Toronto

For those who are looking for an introduction to Fernet Branca, the strongly herbal Italian amaro, the Toronto is a great way to start.  The way that the Angostura and Fernet play together is delightful.  They rye provides a great backbone and the simple syrup make the balance perfect.  This would be perfect for a…

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