Italy by Way of Mexico

  • 1.5 oz Mezcal (Vida)
  • .5 oz Cocchi Barolo Chinato
  • .5 oz Campari
  • Dash of Hellfire Bitters (Optional)

Garnish:  None

Tools:  Cocktail Shaker, Bar Spoon, Strainer

Preparation:  Stir with ice in a shaker and strain into a rocks glass.

This is a recipe from Esquire magazine and is attributed to Jamie Boudreau of Canon in Seattle.  It is one of three Negroni-inspired cocktails that make up three-pronged flight available at the bar for lovers of the classic bitter Italian cocktail. The other 2 are Sangria’s Aromatic Cousin and A See Through Negroni.

Sangria’s Aromatic Cousin

  • 1.5 oz Laird’s Bonded Apple Brandy
  • .75 oz Aperol
  • .5 oz Lillet Rose (or Blanc)
  • Dash of Orange Bitters

Garnish:  None

Tools:  Cocktail Shaker, Bar Spoon, Strainer

Preparation:  Stir with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a chilled coupe.

This is a recipe from Esquire magazine and is attributed to Jamie Boudreau of Canon in Seattle.  It is one of three Negroni-inspired cocktails that make up three-pronged flight available at the bar for lovers of the classic bitter Italian cocktail. The other 2 are Italy by Way of Mexico and A See Through Negroni.

Paddy Wallbanger

  • 1.5 oz Irish Whiskey (Black Bush)
  • 1.5 oz Dry Vermouth (Dolin)
  • .5 oz Galliano L’Autentico
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters

Garnish: None

Glass: Coupe

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Barspoon, Julep Strainer

Preparation:  Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice until cold.  Strain into a chilled coupe.

This is a recipe from the PDT Cocktail Book and is attributed to Gerry Corcoran of PDT in New York City.  According to the book it was this Irish bartender’s reinterpretation of the Harvey Wallbanger as a dry Irish Manhattan.

El Dorado Sour

  • 1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
  • .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz White Creme de Cacao
  • 1 barspoon Simple Syrup
  • 1 fresh Egg White

Garnish:  5-6 drops Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters

Glass:  Coupe

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Cocktail Shaker, Hawthorne Strainer

Preparation:  Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, shake without ice in a cocktail shaker for a few seconds, add ice to shaker and shake vigorously for 20 seconds.  Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with bitters.

This is a recipe from Imbibe Magazine and is attributed to Ryan Maybee of The Rieger and Manifesto in Kansas City.

Sexy Old Fashioned

  • 1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Bourbon
  • .25 oz Benedectine
  • 1 barspoon Allspice Dram
  • 1 barspoon Rich Simple Syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Garnish:  Orange Twist

Glass:  Old Fashioned/Rocks

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Barspoon, Julep Strainer

Preparation:  Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice.  Strain into an old fashioned glass over large ice.  Garnish with an orange twist.

This is a recipe from Imbibe Magazine and is attributed to Jim Romdall of Vessel in Seattle.

Ragtime

  • 1 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Ramazzotti Amaro
  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • Mist of Absinthe

Garnish:  Orange Twist

Glass:  Cocktail

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Barspoon, Julep Strainer, Atomizer (loaded with absinthe)

Preparation:  Mist the inside of a mixing glass with absinthe, combine the remaining ingredients and stir with ice.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.

This is a recipe from Imbibe Magazine and is attributed to Jeremy James Thompson of Raines Law Room in New York City.

The Little Easy Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz Blended Scotch Whisky (Famous or Black Grouse)
  • .5 oz Averna
  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters
  • Absinthe rinse

Garnish:  Orange Twist

Glass:  Double Old-Fashioned/Rocks Glass

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Muddler, Julep Strainer, Atomizer (Absinthe loaded)

Preparation:  Place sugar cube into a mixing glass and add both bitters.  Muddle the sugar and bitters until emulsified.  Add the Scotch and Averna and stir with ice for 15 seconds.  Rinse a chilled rocks glass with absinthe.  Strain contents of mixing glass into a chilled rocks glass.  Express the oils from an orange twist and garnish.

This is a recipe from the Food Republic website and is a variation on the traditional Sazerac, substituting Scotch Whisky and Averna for the Rye Whiskey.

* I prefer the Paul McGee approach to the Sazerac by using Demerara syrup in place of the muddled sugar cube.