New Friend

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • .75 oz Aperol
  • .75 oz Lillet Blanc

Garnish: Orange Twist

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 glass and garnish with an orange twist.

This is a recipe from the Potation Handbook by Steve Carrow of Naha in Chicago.  It is a variation on the classic cocktail Old Pal.

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.

Parisian Negroni

  • 1 oz Cognac
  • 1 oz Punt e Mes
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1tsp St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram

Garnish:  Orange Twist

Glass:  Old Fashioned

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Bar Spoon, Julep Strainer

Preparation:  Combine ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass.  Stir for 30 seconds.  Strain into an old fashioned glass over ice.  Twist a swath of orange peel over the drink and use as a garnish.

This is a recipe from Imbibe Magazine and is attributed to Michael Flannery of Michael’s in New York City.

Jersey Quarter

  • 1 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Applejack
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • .25 oz Benedictine
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters

Garnish:  Lemon Twist, Orange Twist

Glass:  Rocks/Double Old-Fashioned

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Barspoon, Julep Strainer

Preparation:  Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass.  Stir for 20 seconds.  Strain into an ice-filled glass.  Garnish with lemon and orange twists.

This recipe is attributed to Mayur Subarao from the bar Post Office in Brooklyn.  I came across it in Imbibe Magazine.

Cosmopolitan

  • 1.5 oz Vodka, Lemon or Orange Flavored
  • 1 oz Orange Liqueur
  • .75 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice

Garnish:  Orange Twist

Glass:  Cocktail

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Cocktail Shaker, Hawthorne Strainer, Juice Press, Channel Knife

Preparation:  Combine ingredients into a mixing glass and shake in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with an orange twist.

This is the recipe from the book Speakeasy by Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric of Employees Only in New York City.