Perhaps you’re not in the mood for gin? Well, you could always employ the Mr Potato Head theory of mixing drinks, which is how NYC bartender Phil Ward created this Final Ward recipe.
Ingredient: rye whiskey
Here’s a Whiskey Sour with a difference — a good measure of Amaro di Angostura gives the palate length and most importantly, a load of character. This recipe is one we picked up from James Irvine of Shady Pines Saloon.
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.
Dusting off a recipe from David Embury’s The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks we get the feeling that the Brooklyn Cocktail didn’t leave a lasting impression on him.
The Scofflaw Cocktail, is a concoction that has disappeared off the radar a bit, but is certainly a tipple worthy of whirl. Fortunately the origins and formula of this drink are no secret. It was first compounded at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, 1924, during the height of American Prohibition. Ironically, if it wasn’t for a ban on the consumption of alcoholic beverages this drink may have never existed.