THE MOJITO

The exact origin of this classic refresher is a little more uncertain, but it has been traced back all the way to the 1500s when Sir Francis Drake landed in Havana, Cuba, to sack the city of its gold. His crew was suffering from diseases and it was rumored the natives had medicine to cure … More THE MOJITO

THE DAIQUIRI

This recipe gets a slightly bad rep, due to being associated with the super sweet blended drink often served at restaurants or beach side bars. Although the classic is far from that, and nothing more than rum, sugar, and lime juice. Despite the sweet blended version, the classic recipe is still considered a craft cocktail. … More THE DAIQUIRI

THE MARTINI

Italian immigrant bartender┬áMartini┬ádi Arma di Taggia claimed to have invented this classic drink in NYC before World War I. His recipe contained dry gin and dry vermouth, equal parts, and orange bitters. The classic recipe today doesn’t call for equal parts however, it’s more like a 5:1 of gin to vermouth. A Martini is also … More THE MARTINI

THE MANHATTAN

Popular history suggests this recipe was originally created at the Manhattan Club in NYC in the 1870’s. The Manhattan is almost a sort of Old Fashioned that uses Rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Although Rye is the traditional choice for this recipe, you could also go for a bourbon or blended whiskey of your … More THE MANHATTAN

THE OLD FASHIONED

Originally born in New York at the Astoria Hotel bar, the Old Fashioned is a simple, yet smooth and delicious recipe that combines a pour of whiskey or bourbon with a dash of sugar syrup, a few drops of bitters, and some citrus oil. INGREDIENTS:2 1/2 oz. Whiskey1/4 oz. Simple Syrup3 Dashes Angostura BittersOrange Peel … More THE OLD FASHIONED