Skip to content

Recipes

Death In The Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon is a absinthe based Champagne Cocktail create by Ernest Hemingway. In his typically modest fashion, Papa named the drink after his novel of the same name.

Champagne Cocktail (Classic)

The Champagne Cocktail is one of the earliest variations of the classic cocktail formula of bitters, sweet, spirit, water and the progenitor of an entire family of cocktails.

Air Mail

A champagne cocktail riff, the Air Mail cocktail was wildly popular in 1949 and appeared in print that same year. However, the…

Eggnog (Eudora Welty)

What is surprising is that Dickens’ recipe was likely not his own, but the family formula from writer Eudora Welty. The earliest appearance of the Dickens specs are actually a note from Welty’s mother Chestina, a fanatical fan of the Victorian author.

Eggnog (Edgar Allan Poe)

Brandy also forms the basis of the Poe family eggnog recipe. The specs have been printed in dozens of Baltimore cookbooks and Poe features over the last 100 years. Check them out for yourself.

Eggnog (Charles Mingus)

Charles Mingus was celebrated for his work on the bass, but in some quarters, the jazz legend’s drinks were also the stuff…

El Presidente (Manolito Specs)

A rare Cuban stirred drink, El Presidente is a perfect blend of Rum, Blanc Vermouth, Dry Curacao, and just enough grenadine. The…

Maid of Orléans

This sour variation is inspired by the French and New Orleans “King Cake” (or Galette de Rois). The King Cake is thought…

Around The Corner

Marcus Fredriksson of Care/of Bar in Malmö, Sweden created this cocktail as his winning entry in Amaro Montenegro’s The Vero Bartender competition. From ingredients…

Flying Dutchman

Matteo Giannuzzi, Senior Bartender at London’s St. James Bar created this drink for the bar’s winter 2019 menu. The complex blend of flavors…

Three of Us

This simple, but delicious drink was created by Selia Bugallo of London’s Kwãnt on her path to victory at the Bar Artist 2019 competition.…

The Plum Sazerac

This Kent Goto original cocktail was on the opening menu of the celebrated Bar Goto in the East Village of New York.…

Moonraker Sail

This frozen cocktail was created by Eryn Reece for the fall 2019 menu at Banzarbar, a discrete den upstairs at Freemans on…

Three Open Books

Three Open Books a reference to the 3 books of account that are opened during Rosh Hashanah. The fate of the wicked,…

Shofar, So Good

Spiribam ambassador Bethany Hamm’s autumnal take on the Old Fashioned incorporates apples, honey, and herbs–and rum. The result is a smooth sipper…

Bum’s Rush

Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is a tiki icon, most famous for his writing and research into past greats like Donn the Beachcomber. However,…

New Year Sour

This riff on a NY Sour is Pamela Wiznitzer’s homage to Rosh Hashanah. The drink features the classic flavors of the holiday,…

About Figgin’ Thyme

Shanah Tovah!  Raise a glass (or two) to the new year with this festive cocktail inspired by one of the traditional dishes…

Honey Thyme Syrup

The following Honey Thyme Syrup recipe is super simple and provides a delicious vehicle for adding a little flavor along with sweetness.…