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 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 Trinidad Sour is packed full of bitter flavours thanks to the key ingredient, Angostura bitters. The full shot of bitters is balanced with orgeat (almond syrup) and fresh citrus in addition to a small part of rye whiskey.
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 The Sazerac was originally made with cognac, but an insect epidemic destroyed many French vineyards and was cause to change to the readily available rye whiskey.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 Ward 8 cocktail is closely related to a classic whiskey sour. The recipe utilises grenadine for the sugar aspect with the addition of freshly squeezed orange juice and was created in Boston back in 1898.
First created in Paris back in 1924 during US Prohibition. The term ‘scofflaw’ was coined during Prohibition era and referred to a person who flouted the Prohibition laws by drinking booze.
The quintessential classic cocktail comprising of only 3 ingredients, rye whiskey, sweet vermouth (also known as Italian vermouth) and Angostura bitters. Experiment with different vermouth’s to make your perfect Manhattan.