Bonal & Rye

  • 2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina
  • .5 oz Orange Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters

Garnish: Orange Peel

Glass: Rocks

Tools: Mixing Glass, Barspoon, Julep Strainer

Preparation: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, stir until cold, strain into a rocks glass with no ice and garnish with an orange peel.

This is a recipe from Todd Smith of Dalva in San Francisco.

Old Pal

  • 2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • .75 oz Dry Vermouth
  • .75 oz Campari

Garnish:  None

Glass:  Coupe

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Barspoon, Julep Strainer

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

This is a classic cocktail from Harry McElhone’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails.  I came across it in the PDT Cocktail Book.

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.

Brooklyn Heights

  • 1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
  • .25 oz Luxardo Amaro Abano
  • .25 oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • .5 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters
  • Campari Rinse

Garnish:  None

Glass:  Cocktail

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Bar Spoon, Julep Strainer

Preparation:  Combine ingredients in a mixing glass.  Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

This is a recipe from Maxwell Britten of the Jack the Horse Tavern in Brooklyn Heights.  It’s another variation on the Manhattan that is named after the neighborhood of it’s origin.

Red Hook

  • 2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • .5 oz Punt e Mes vermouth
  • .5 oz Maraschino Liqueur

Garnish:  Cherry

Glass:  Cocktail

Tools:  Mixing Glass, Bar Spoon, Julep Strainer

Preparation:  Combine ingredients in a mixing glass.  Stir with ice until chilled.  Strain into a cocktail glass.  Garnish with a cherry.

This is a recipe from Vincenzo Errico of Milk & Honey in New York City.  It’s one of the many variations on the classic Manhattan that are named after neighborhoods in and around New York.