1. OLD FASHIONED
The Old Fashioned is as classic as they come, and perfect for anyone who likes their whiskey drinks on the sweeter side.
2 oz. bourbon or rye whiskey
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 sugar cube (or 1/2 tsp. loose sugar)
Place sugar in an Old Fashioned glass. Wet it down with Angostura bitters and a splash of club soda, then muddle. Add a large ice cube and whiskey. Stir, then garnish with an orange twist.
The Negroni is the epitome of summer drinking: sweet, sun-kissed, and refreshing.
1 oz. London dry gin
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. vermouth rosso
Shake ingredients well with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish was an orange twist.
Speaking of summertime cocktails, the Daiquiri is a citrusy sweet marriage of rum and lime.
2 oz. white rum
1/2 tsp. superfine sugar
1/2 oz. lime juice
Squeeze lime into a shaker, stir in sugar, then add rum. Shake well with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
While quality whiskey is important, the key to a great Manhattan is the sweet vermouth. So always ask for Trust us, it will make all the difference.
2 oz. bourbon or rye
1 oz. Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir ingredients well with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist or maraschino cherry.
5. WHISKEY SOUR
For those nights when you want to cleanse your palate, opt for a puckery whiskey sour. Specify bourbon for this one.
2 oz. bourbon
2/3 oz. lemon juice
1 tsp. superfine sugar
Shake ingredients well with cracked ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon wedge.