Scofflaw, take 2

Source: Liquor.com

Ingredients: 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey, 1 oz dry vermouth, 1/2 oz grenadine, 1/4 oz lemon juice, 2 dashes bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Verdict: I know I tried, and really liked, the original scofflaw cocktail; but I enjoy this modernized version of the recipe even more. It’s light and refreshing with just enough sweetness.

Scofflaw, take 2

Source: Liquor.com

Ingredients: 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey, 1 oz dry vermouth, 1/2 oz grenadine, 1/4 oz lemon juice, 2 dashes bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Verdict: I know I tried, and really liked, the original scofflaw cocktail; but I enjoy this modernized version of the recipe even more. It’s light and refreshing with just enough sweetness.

Golden friendship
Ingredients: 1 oz each light rum, sweet vermouth, and amaretto. Combine in a glass filled with ice and stir, then top with ginger ale.
Source: Mr. Boston
This was delicious! This would make a great punch for a party. Highly recommended.

Golden friendship

Ingredients: 1 oz each light rum, sweet vermouth, and amaretto. Combine in a glass filled with ice and stir, then top with ginger ale.

Source: Mr. Boston

This was delicious! This would make a great punch for a party. Highly recommended.

Manhasset
Ingredients: 1 1/2 bourbon, 3/4 oz dry vermouth, 3/4 oz sweet vermouth, 1/2 lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Source: Mr. Boston
Manhasset is a neighborhood on Long Island. I found that out on Google. Anywhoooo, this was an interesting twist on the manhattan. If you’re out of bitters and want a perfect manhattan, this could be the recipe for you!

Manhasset

Ingredients: 1 1/2 bourbon, 3/4 oz dry vermouth, 3/4 oz sweet vermouth, 1/2 lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Source: Mr. Boston

Manhasset is a neighborhood on Long Island. I found that out on Google. Anywhoooo, this was an interesting twist on the manhattan. If you’re out of bitters and want a perfect manhattan, this could be the recipe for you!

El presidente no. 2
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz light rum, 3/4 oz dry vermouth, 1 dash Angostura bitters. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Source: Mr. Boston
According to legend, this cocktail is named el presidente because Cuban president Carmen Menocal tried to serve it to President Calvin Coolidge during a state visit once. But since this was during Prohibition, Coolidge reportedly declined, making him possibly the only person who didn’t drink during Prohibition.
Anywho… I kind of liked this cocktail. It looked very elegant and it tasted surprisingly complex considering there aren’t many ingredients. I recommend it!

El presidente no. 2

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz light rum, 3/4 oz dry vermouth, 1 dash Angostura bitters. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Source: Mr. Boston

According to legend, this cocktail is named el presidente because Cuban president Carmen Menocal tried to serve it to President Calvin Coolidge during a state visit once. But since this was during Prohibition, Coolidge reportedly declined, making him possibly the only person who didn’t drink during Prohibition.

Anywho… I kind of liked this cocktail. It looked very elegant and it tasted surprisingly complex considering there aren’t many ingredients. I recommend it!

Irresistible
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz light rum, 1/2 oz sweet vermouth, 1/4 oz Benedictine, 1/4 oz lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
Source: Mr. Boston
I have to say, the irresistible cocktail was not irresistible. And now I have that song by Beyonce stuck in my head.

Irresistible

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz light rum, 1/2 oz sweet vermouth, 1/4 oz Benedictine, 1/4 oz lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Source: Mr. Boston

I have to say, the irresistible cocktail was not irresistible. And now I have that song by Beyonce stuck in my head.

Metropole
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz brandy, 1 1/2 oz dry vermouth, 2 dashes orange bitters, 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass; garnish with a cherry.
Source: Mr. Boston
Kind of like a dry metropolitan, but with fancy bitters and a cherry. Did really do much for me, and the cherry added nothing.

Metropole

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz brandy, 1 1/2 oz dry vermouth, 2 dashes orange bitters, 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass; garnish with a cherry.

Source: Mr. Boston

Kind of like a dry metropolitan, but with fancy bitters and a cherry. Did really do much for me, and the cherry added nothing.

Night and Day
Ingredients: 3/4 oz each of rye, sweet vermouth, and brandy, 1/2 oz maple syrup, 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters and 1 dash Angostura bitters. Stir with ice and strain into a glass over ice.
Source: Mr. Boston
Honestly, I don’t remember anything about this cocktail. But considering I switched out most of the ingredients for something else, maybe I don’t have the right to judge it anyway. I have a feeling it was probably too strong for me.

Night and Day

Ingredients: 3/4 oz each of rye, sweet vermouth, and brandy, 1/2 oz maple syrup, 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters and 1 dash Angostura bitters. Stir with ice and strain into a glass over ice.

Source: Mr. Boston

Honestly, I don’t remember anything about this cocktail. But considering I switched out most of the ingredients for something else, maybe I don’t have the right to judge it anyway. I have a feeling it was probably too strong for me.

Saratoga cocktail (Jerry Thomas)
Ingredients: Equal parts brandy, rye whiskey, and dry vermouth, plus 2 dashes Angostura bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Source: Mr. Boston
There are actually two Saratoga cocktails: one named after Saratoga, NY, and invented by Harry Johnson; the other named after Saratoga Springs and invented by Jerry Thomas. I’m not sure why this cocktail turned out so red-colored, but it tasted like a combination of a manhattan and a metropolitan.

Saratoga cocktail (Jerry Thomas)

Ingredients: Equal parts brandy, rye whiskey, and dry vermouth, plus 2 dashes Angostura bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Source: Mr. Boston

There are actually two Saratoga cocktails: one named after Saratoga, NY, and invented by Harry Johnson; the other named after Saratoga Springs and invented by Jerry Thomas. I’m not sure why this cocktail turned out so red-colored, but it tasted like a combination of a manhattan and a metropolitan.

Metropolitan c 1900 
Ingredients: Equal parts brandy and dry vermouth, plus 2 dashes Angostura bitters and a dash of simple syrup. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Source: classicmixology.com
Just another example of me trying a different metropolitan during a metropolitan phase. This one was pretty good, with a great balance of dry and sweet.

Metropolitan c 1900 

Ingredients: Equal parts brandy and dry vermouth, plus 2 dashes Angostura bitters and a dash of simple syrup. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Source: classicmixology.com

Just another example of me trying a different metropolitan during a metropolitan phase. This one was pretty good, with a great balance of dry and sweet.

BVD cocktail 
Ingredients: Equal parts dry vermouth, white rum, and gin. Stir in a glass with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Source: classicmixology.com
Classic Mixology is my new favorite website! This cocktail sounds like a strange combination of ingredients, but it actually tasted very good. Like a strange combination between a martini and a manhattan. You should try it! It’s super olde-timey and dates from 1916.

BVD cocktail 

Ingredients: Equal parts dry vermouth, white rum, and gin. Stir in a glass with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Source: classicmixology.com

Classic Mixology is my new favorite website! This cocktail sounds like a strange combination of ingredients, but it actually tasted very good. Like a strange combination between a martini and a manhattan. You should try it! It’s super olde-timey and dates from 1916.