The Vieux Carré originates from the Carousel Bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This complex cocktail packs a lot of punch especially after we used a Bonded Rye such as Rittenhouse.
The Harvard is a cognac version of the classic Manhattan. Surprisingly smooth and aromatic. Cognac, sweet vermouth and aromatic bitters.
The Stay Up Late cocktail was first featured in the 1946 publication Stork Club Bar Book. Essentially a gin collins with a touch of cognac for richness.
The Olympic Cocktail is closely related to the well-known Sidecar, although quite different in taste. Originally made using equal parts, we found this to be a more refined version.
The Sazerac is one of America’s earliest cocktails and is native to New Orleans. Peychaud’s bitters is a key ingredient. It is a sweeter style bitters with a floral aroma. The Sazerac was originally made with cognac, but an insect epidemic destroyed many French vineyards and was cause to change to the readily available rye whiskey.
The Brandy Crusta is the precursor to the modern Sidecar and the more well known Margarita. This recipe includes maraschino liqueur in place of sugar as the sweetener.
Trader Vic first put this drink together decades ago. An interesting concoction of white rum, cognac, gin & sherry is sweetened with orgeat (almond syrup) and citrus.
One of the most famous punch recipes that dates all the way back to at least 1794! Cognac, rum & peach liqueur make for a pretty potent and tasty drink.
Brandy and rum work harmoniously to bring together a citrusy-sweet concoction. The Between the Sheets cocktail doesn’t receive the recognition it deserves – get shaking!
The Sidecar was first mentioned in Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails and is claimed to be first created at The Ritz Hotel in Paris. Where ever it’s origins are, it’s a classic for good reason.