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Green Isaac

The Green Isaac is named after an island in the Bahamas, but the drink came to fame via Ernest Hemingway. Legend has…

El Rey Platido

The El Rey Platido is a riff on the Silver King, a classic Golden Era, egg white sour. In this modern, Mexican…

Amaro Flip

The Amaro Flip is a contemporary creation rooted deep in the past with notes of the classic Sherry Flip. The taste is…

Bee’s Knees (Optimized)

The following recipe is an updated version of a Prohibition Era standard. In the original form, the lemon and honey elements were…

Test Pilot

The Test Pilot is a tiki classic credited to the godfather, himself, Don the Beachcomber. One of Beachcomber’s beloved “rum rhapsodies” forms…

Champagne Cocktail (H. Johnson)

The Champagne Cocktail has been a standard since the 19th Century, which is exactly when this recipe was published. This particular recipe…

Boss Colada

The Boss Colada is an early creation of Nick Detrich and one of the signature drinks of Cane & Table, his proto-tike…

Dukes Martini

London’s Dukes Hotel was a favorite haunt of author Ian Fleming, and is said to be the inspiration for James Bond’s spirituous…

Penicillin

The Penicillin was an instant classic the moment that Samuel J. Ross introduced it at NYC’s Milk & Honey in 2005. Within…

Japanese Cocktail

Despite the name, the Japanese Cocktail holds no known connection to Japan. First recorded mention ion the drink was in Jerry Thomas’…

Modern Pisco Sour

The Pisco Sour is the national drink of both Peru and Chile. The drink became popular stateside during the cocktail renaissance on account of Pisco’s position

Sazerac

Many date the drink’s existence to pre-Civil War New Orleans, but not much of the recipe has changed in the last two…

Blue Blazer (Optimized)

The Blue Blazer was Jerry Thomas’ signature drink. It was also one of the earliest examples of flair bartending. Today, many historians have described the drink as a “jacked up hot toddy.”

Planter’s Punch (IBA Version)

Planter’s Punch was a popular drink in the Caribbean and American South for from at least the 18th Century on. During the…

King Cole

The King Cole is a forgotten class with murky origins. What is known is that the drink’s first print appearance was in Hugo…

Prince Henry

Not surprisingly, the Prince Henry cocktail was created to honor… Prince Henry. The drink was the vision of the barmen at New…

Basic Daiquiri

Many argue that the daiquiri is the perfect drink: a balancing act between acidity, sweetness, and booze. It’s no wonder that hundreds…

Saratoga

Named to honor the famed upstate New York Race Course, here is an excellent variation on the Manhattan. A healthy ounce of…