Alexander Cocktail (No. 1)


The Alexander Cocktail No. 1 is the lesser known of the Alexanders, featuring gin instead of brandy.

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After Dinner Cocktail


Be aware – this drink does swing quite a bit sweeter.

Affinity Cocktail


Scotch is notoriously difficult to mix with. Much like your drunken uncle at the Thanksgiving table, often times it can be pleasant. But only under the correct circumstances.

Addington Cocktail


Low ABV cocktails are all the rage in the US right now, and with good reason. This classic cocktail from The Savoy Cocktail Book combines sweet and dry vermouth for a lovely, balanced, low-ABV treat.

A New Year. A New Project


I feel like I should return to the original impetus of the Cocktails, 365 blog. That is – making a unique cocktail every single day for 365 days. Today, we’re introducing the Savoy Project.

York Special


August 28, 2013 (Day 111) – York Special There was period in pre-Prohibition cocktails where vermouths, ports, sherries, and other heady wines held sway. It was their court, and they really ran the show. If you’re an intrepid cocktail archeologist, it means you have to look through these heavy, heady drinks even if you’re not […]

Young Man


August 27, 2013 (Day 110) – Young Man The creepily-named young man is a slightly modified version of the original drink that first garnered the name “Cocktail.” It’s a spirit and bitters. More or less. 3 oz brandy 1 oz French (dry) vermouth 1 dash angostura bitters 2 dashes orange curaçao Combine all the ingredients […]

Prestoman


August 26, 2013 (Day 109) – Prestoman Another pre-Prohibition cocktail, the Prestoman utilizes those ever-popular spirits from the era – brandy and absinthe. Also much like the pre-Prohibition era, it’s full of booze. 4 oz brandy 1 oz Italian (sweet) vermouth 1 oz fresh orange juice 1 dash absinthe Combine the ingredients in a cocktail […]

Whiz-Bang


August 25, 2013 (Day 107) – Whiz-Bang The term Whiz-Bang first showed up in the popular vernacular (or, at least as far linguists can tell) around 1915. It’s used to describe a “one that is conspicuous for noise, speed, excellence, or startling effect.” It also re-entered the lexicon around the 1960s when The Music Man […]

Princess Mary


August 24, 2013 (Day 107) – Princess Mary You know, we’ve been hitting the brutal cocktails pretty hard lately. I think we’re long overdue for a foofy cocktail. The problem, you have to understand, is that there really aren’t a lot foofy classic cocktails. Our grandparents, great-grandparents, and their ancestors loved their booze. And, they […]