Whiskey-based

Cocktails that are based in whiskey (rye and bourbon predominantly).

The Blinker

This is one B and I have been making since we found it in our copy of the original edition of Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails.  On a Christmas aside, we just got a copy of the new edition from B’s parents.  It has several new interesting cocktails… Read More »The Blinker

The Sazerac

This cocktail has a lot of things I like.  It’s old. It has Rye, absinthe and screwball ingredients (Peychaud’s bitters).  Oh, and it’s a good cocktail.  According to David Wondrich in Esquire Drinks, the cocktail takes it’s name from the from the Sazerac de forge et Fils congnac with which… Read More »The Sazerac

Blood and Sand, a follow up

We tried the modified recipe last night.  It was a significant improvement (B agreed on that one).  It is still on the sweeter side, but there’s a balance and complexity that was missing before.  Our new recipe is… 2 oz. Scotch (something blended) 1 oz. Cherry Heering 1 oz. Sweet… Read More »Blood and Sand, a follow up

Blood and Sand

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that (wonder where I’m going with this?) Scotch doesn’t play well others.  There are very few exceptions to this… the Rob Roy (a Scotch Manhattan) and well, ice.  Other than that, it’s pretty much a collection of ill conceived notions.  This drink, however, is… Read More »Blood and Sand

The Oriental Cocktail

First the formal introductions… 2 oz. Rye Whiskey 1/2 oz. Cointreau 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth 1/2 oz. Lime Juice Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Last night B and I enjoyed this one again for the first time in a long while. I have to admit… Read More »The Oriental Cocktail