Month: January 2016

The New Pal

The New Pal recipe from Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

This New Pal recipe comes from the Absinthe Brasserie & Bar in San Francisco. Their New Pal employs a couple of old skool additions like a dash of Herbsaint (we’ve used absinthe) and Peychuad’s bitters. Like the Boulevardier, Hollinger and Schwartz have favoured sweet vermouth over dry, but opted for a straight rye whiskey as opposed to Canadian. Adding a dash of absinthe to a cocktail is a decidedly 19th century trait but the New Pal refreshes MacElhone’s recipe by citing resurging popular ingredients (at least amongst bartenders) namely the rye whiskey component.

The Whiskey Daisy Cocktail.

Whiskey Daisy Cocktail

The Daisy cocktail is a much maligned and misunderstood drink classification. Is it a Sour? Isn’t it a Fix? Perhaps it’s a Collins of sorts or a Fizz? Whatever the case may be, a Daisy can be made of gin, brandy, rum or whiskey, generally with lemon juice, a sweetening agent and a touch of fizz.

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Knickerbocker recipe

Knickerbocker recipe

The Knickerbocker recipe begins in Boston appearing in drinks lists and newspapers around the 1850s.…