Recipes

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The Mahatma

An homage to Martin "Mahatma" Lomasney, who was allegedly the recipient of the first Ward Eight cocktail in 1898, this riff modernizes the drink with hibiscus-infused grenadine and a spritz…

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Elephant Flip

A bittersweet take on the Colonial flip, Sara Justice builds on a base of Ramazzotti, Jamaican rum and bourbon, adds flavors of chocolate and pomegranate and tops it all with…

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BBT

The BBT (bourbon, bitters and tonic) is essentially an Old-Fashioned lengthened and lifted thanks to a topper of tonic water.

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Dusty Trails

Shelley Lindgren's Dusty Trails embraces summer strawberries at the height of ripeness paired with spicy rye whiskey and tangy homemade ginger syrup.

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Lawless

In an effort to recreate the time-honored ritual of smoking and drinking, Stephanie Teslar began ingeniously smoking cocktail glasses with tobacco. And what goes with tobacco? Bourbon.

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Barrymore Room

A former bartender at Brooklyn’s Clover Club, Brad Farran created this variation on the bar’s namesake cocktail reverse-engineered with bourbon, lime juice, sweet vermouth and strawberry.

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New York Sour

New York has a knack for adopting everything from fashion to food to people, and molding each into its own particular blend of outrageous, sophisticated and neurotic. Such is the…

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Boulevardier

Erskine Gwynne was an individual of epic reputation across Paris in the 1920s. A true man about town and boulevardier in the literal sense of the word, Gwynne ran a…

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Vieux Carré

Stanley Clisby Arthur, author of Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em, attributed this drink’s original recipe to the Hotel Monteleone, located in the NOLA's Vieux Carré (French…

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Horse’s Neck

This cooler drink—which gets its name from its long, loopy lemon twist garnish that curls along inside of the glass—is one of several classic drinks that devolved into a mocktail…

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Tokyo Drift

In an endeavor to create a Far East variation on the Manhattan, Brad Farran combined Japanese whisky with Cardamaro and saffron-infused Strega.

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Rob Roy

The first-known mentions of the Rob Roy credit New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel for the 1897 recipe, which is essentially a Manhattan made with Scotch whisky.

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Manhattan

One of the enduring heavyweights in the cocktail world, the Manhattan is something of a twist on the Old Fashioned, most likely spurred by the late-19th century rise of sweet…

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Betty Carter

Jeremy Oertel came up with this sherry and amaro-infused whiskey sour in ode to Betty Carter, the legendary jazz singer who once lived in Brooklyn's Fort Green neighborhood.

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Autumn Sweater

The bittersweet lyrics of “Autumn Sweater,” from Yo La Tengo’s 1997 album, I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One, serve as the source material for this melancholy change-of-season shoegazer.

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Old Pal

Harry MacElhone of Harry’s Bar in Paris credited his “old pal,” sports journalist and barfly William “Sparrow” Robertson, with the inspiration for this drink.