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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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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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Sazerac

At first glance, this cocktail looks like a twist on the Old Fashioned with a splash of absinthe and specialty bitters, but the backstory is a bit more complicated.

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Rye Whiskey Syrup

Equal parts rye and sugar, this strong play on simple syrup is a necessary component of the Bitter Handshake, a recipe from Brad Thomas Parsons' book, Bitters.

Perfect Manhattan Recipe
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Perfect Manhattan

The "perfect" modifier indicates a combination of dry and sweet vermouths as opposed to the original Manhattan's full measure of sweet vermouth.

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Old Pal

Harry MacElhone credited his “old pal” and barfly William “Sparrow” Robertson with the inspiration for this drink.

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New Old-Fashioned

The Old-Fashioned is as traditional of a cocktail as they come: a simple mix of spirits, sugar, bitters and water. This alternate version adds a bit of muddled fruit, in…

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Remember the Maine

Described first by spirits writer Charles H. Baker in his 1939 classic, the Gentleman’s Companion, this rye-based drink has an ingredient list that’s part Sazerac, part Manhattan.