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The Puritan

Lowell Edmund’s excellent volume, Martini, Straight Up: The Classic American Cocktail states The Puritan first appeared in print in Fredrick L. Knowles…

Tuxedo No. 2

According to Dave Wondrich, the Tuxedo is named for a fancy 1880’s country club, the Tuxedo Club,  not the formalwear. The Tuxedo…

Bridal Martini

Here is another riff on the Martini with the Maraschino and Sweet Vermouth adding a mix of nutty bitterness and grapey sweetness. We don’t…

Fin de Siecle

Fin de Siecle is French for “end of the century.” The drink is believed to date a bit later, a Prohibition era staple…

Fifty Fifty Martini

The 50/50 Martini is simple and self explanatory–specs call for equal parts vermouth and gin.

Rolls Royce Cocktail

Here is another classic from Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book. The Rolls Royce is basically a Perfect Martini with a splash…


The drink first appeared in Ian Fleming’s 1953 novel Casino Royale when Bond asked for “Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka,…

Du Barry Martini

This drink was named for Marie-Jeanne, Comtesse du Barry, courtesan and royal mistress to Louis XV. Du Barry ultimately rode the cart…

Summer Wassail

An updated version of an old classic created by Chris Hannah and Franky Marshall for their Dynamic Duo event at Tales of the Cocktail 2016.

Widow’s Kiss

Another riff on a classic created by Chris Hannah and Franky Marshall for their Dynamic Duo event at Tales 2016.

Montenegro a Colazione

William Perbellini from Los Angeles, California, who is the Bar Manager of Bar Toscana, won Amaro Montenegro’s 2016 showdown with his ‘Montenegro…

Montenegro Mule

A perfect riff on an old standby. This Moscow Mule variation was created by Jason Littrell
 for Amaro Montenegro.

Montenegro Negroni

This a new take on the classic Negroni created by NYC’s Jason Littrell
 (Death & Co., Dram) for Amaro Montenegro’s Tales ’16…