The Bobby Burns was first featured in the book 1700 Cocktails for the Man Behind the Bar with 3 variations. A combination of Scotch whiskey, sweet vermouth and a liqueur – no. 1 calls for Dom Benectine, no. 2 calls for Maraschino liqueur and no. 3 calls for Drambuie.
The Emerald Old Fashioned is a fascinating riff on a traditional Old Fashioned. A smooth, sweeter style of Irish whiskey accompanies a touch of herbaceous Green Chartreuse and anise-flavours from Absinthe (the original recipe calls for Genepy, a French liqueur). Surprisingly smooth considering the compilation of liqueurs.
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.
I like to refer to the Fancy Free cocktail as the lazy man’s maraschino Old Fashioned. Built in the glass with a half measure of Luxardo Maraschino liqueur.
The Improved Whiskey Cocktail is a surprisingly smooth mix of rye whiskey (preferably Rittenhouse Bonded Rye Whiskey), Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, a touch of sugar and Angostura Bitters.
The New York Flip is boozy, rich and extremely tasty. Bourbon whiskey and port is mixed in a standard flip (booze, egg, cream, sugar).
A whiskey-based silver fizz with a touch of absinthe that attribute anise and herbal notes.
A creamy coffee cocktail with a healthy slug of scotch whiskey, sweetened with rum-fortified condensed milk. Interesting? Delicious!
The Affinity Cocktail is made of equal parts Scotch Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth and Dry Vermouth. The vermouth softens the whiskey, creating a very pleasant drink.
The staple Italian amaro, Campari, is a key ingredient in the Italian Gentleman. A mash of Negroni, Boulevardier and Sour all rolled into one interesting and complex drink.