French 75

1 1/2 oz. gin 3/4 oz. lemon juice 1/2 oz. simple syrup Dry champagne Shake (sans champagne) with ice, strain into a flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist. Named after this.


1 1/2 oz. gin 1/2 oz. maraschino 1/2 oz. lemon juice 1/4 oz. creme de violette Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Without the creme de violette, it's a Casino.


2 oz. rye 1/4 oz. simple syrup 3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters 1 dash Angostura bitters Absinthe Coat the interior of a rocks or coupe glass with absinthe (swirl around about a barspoon's worth). Stir together the whisky, simple syrup and bitters in...

Brandy Cocktail

3 or 4 dashes of gum syrup 2 dashes of bitters 1 wine-glass of brandy 1 or 2 dashes of Curacao Moisten glass with lemon peel and rim with sugar. Use the lemon peel to line to inside rim of the glass. Stir and strain. (This is the 1860s version …