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


After a hiatus much to long, we’re back to wish everyone a happy Halloween.  B and I will likely be celebrating with The Corpse Reviver #2. Since we already had whack at that one, I’ve decided to mention another one that has quickly ingratiated itself to us.   We found the… Read More »Deshler

Morning Glory

Just a quick blog post about one of our newer cocktail discoveries. This cocktail has three things I love. It’s old,  being mentioned in Jerry Thomas’s 1887 Bartenders Guide.  It also has both rye and absinthe, two of my favorite ingredients.  It’s also a really great cocktail… Morning Glory 1… Read More »Morning Glory


B and I decided to try a new one this weekend.   Imbibe Magazine tweeted about an old cocktail named Tipperary in honor of St. Patrick’s day.  We are a little late on that one as it’s now Easter, but since B loves Irish whiskey, this seemed the one to try. … Read More »Tipperary

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