This drink does take you into a wall at a rapid rate of speed if you drink too many of these! So try 100 Miles Per Hour and keep your eye on the speed.
Red Berry Sangria is a drink that sneaks up on you. It shouldn't be good but it is. The crème de menthe gives it just the edge it needs to take it past the normal rum and coke. Great conterpoint to the dark rum. Give it a try.
It’s a band, it’s a drink, it’s the 80’s. B52’s were and remain popular shooters. There are many variations to this drink; it’s usually layered by hand in a shot or sherry glass. Very tasty and on the too rich sweet side it remains one of the more popular bar shots.
The Martini Madre will hit you just like that when you take this one in a shot. Careful now!
Manhattan’s history, like most drinks, is not as clear as there are many ideas around the origin. A popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s. The original Manhattan was a mix of American Whiskey, Italian Vermouth and Angostura bitters. Considered one of the classic drinks it is still served in bars all over the world. This drink should be mixed with the best Whiskey you can afford as combined with the bitters the flavors are sharp and very enjoyable when you move towards the high end. Ours is mixed with Bushmills and affordable Whiskey that stands up well to the bitters.There is a lot of complexity in this cocktail with the layers of taste coming at you both together and one at a time. The bitters with the light taste of Absinthe is rich and a little dark. This gives way to the bite of the Rye then the mellowness of the Benedictine. Very classic for a great reason! Lots of taste. One to pull out to impress.
Dark And Stormy gained popularity during the 70's and has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. Popular down under it is a great drink with a strong kick!
The Harvey Wallbanger is reported to have been invented in 1952 by three-time world champion mixologist Donato 'Duke' Antone (Paolantonio). The Harvey Wallbanger was made popular by then Galliano salesman, George Bednard. Legend has it that the drink was named after a Manhattan Beach surfer who was a regular patron of Duke's 'Blackwatch' Bar on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood during the early 1950s.
Jamacia Shake is an interesting blend of Bourbon and Dark Rum combined with cream. Shouldn't work but it does. Just use a really high quality dark rum.
Long Island Iced Tea has disputed origins. Tea. However, numerous sources attribute the origin to one or both of two inventors in the 1970s or 1920s. The most believable is that Robert "Rosebud" Butt claims to have invented the drink as an entry in a contest to create a new mixed drink including Triple Sec, in 1972 while he worked at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island, NY. Local rumors also ascribe the origin to either Butt or another bartender at the Old Beach Inn, Chris Bendicksen. It remains a kick sand in your face and get drunk kinda drink with 4 spirits and a cordial that make this drink about 22 proof when all is said and done. Back in the 20’s when many spirits were passed off as “tea” to avoid the stigma of drinking there were some similar drinks and even if they were a precursor to this drink it is more of a nod then a true twist on those drinks.
Why the Monte Carlo? Even if you’re not getting together for cards this weekend with the guys it goes well with any guy themed event. This is a smooth drink that goes well with fall, cards, sports, guy talk and cigars!
Nudist Colony is a drink with a lot of botanical overtones with the Chartreuse and Dubonnet. A great after dinner drink it has a lot of body and taste and is great for sipping. Very layered with each of the liquors bringing out their own character one at a time."
The original Old Fashioned recipe would have used whiskeys available in America in the late 1800’s, either Bourbon or Rye Whiskey. The first recipe is from 1895. But in some regions, especially Wisconsin, brandy is substituted for whiskey (sometimes called a Brandy Old Fashioned). Eventually the use of other spirits became common, such as a gin recipe becoming popularized in the late 1940s. The first mention of the drink was for a Bourbon whiskey cocktail in the 1880s, at the Pendennis Club, a gentlemen’s club in Louisville, Kentucky.
Common garnishes for an Old Fashioned include an orange slice or a maraschino cherry, although these modifications came around 1930, sometime after the original recipe was invented. The practice of muddling orange and other fruit gained prevalence as late as the 1990s. In muddling the fruit make sure to muddle the fruit but try not to muddle the peel too much. You want to release the oils and fruit flavor but not a lot of the acid. As with spirit only drinks what whiskey/brandy you make this drink with matters. The fun is in trying to find which one you really like!" "
The perfect card game drink, Royal Flush is a great get the guys together drink. Don't let the fruity flavors fool you this one packs a punch."
While no one seems to know when the Rusty Nail came across the bar I would suspect that it was in the late 30’s early 40’s. It would have been difficult to get Drambuie during prohibition. There is a brief history on the Drambuie page http://drambuie.com/us/#origins Made from honey and seceret blends http://drambuie.com/us/#secret-recipe the Rusty Nail is equal parts Scotch and Drambuie. A smooth drink that gets better as the Scotch gets better, we tried Johnny Walker Red but Cutty Sark would also be a good starting point.
Originally called the suffering Bar Steward, Suffering Bastard was supposed to cure a hangover. Not sure that it would but you don't need to wait to try it, this was one of our favorites of this batch.
The Undertaker is an unusual drink with a weird combination of ingredients. This is a case of a drink that shouldn’t taste good but yet it does! If you are a casual Bourbon drinker this may be a drink for you. For purist this may amount to sacrilege but hey all is fair in love and taste.
An aquired taste, the Waldorf Cocktail has a strong liquorice taste balanced with Bourbon and sweet vermouth. The jury was mixed with some people loving it and other's, well not so much. Created by a Waldorf Astoria bartender Johnnie Solon around 1900.
We don't know if Jerry Garcia drank these at Woodstock but I'm sure anyone would like this drink. Smooth and balanced with a nice little kick, this drink can turn into your favorite song.
An awesome fall drink the Yowling Tomcat combines east and west with tequila and lychee syrup. A unique and interesting twist on a sweet tequila drink."
The Zombie is a cocktail made of a variety of fruit juices, liqueurs, and various rums, so named for its perceived effects upon the drinker with the amount of alcohol in them turning them in essence into a Zombie. It first appeared in the late 1930s, invented by Donn Beach of Hollywood's Don the Beachcomber restaurant. It became very popular after an appearance at the 1939 World’s Fair. Legend has it that Donn Beach originally concocted the Zombie to help a hung-over customer get through a long day. According to the original recipe, the Zombie cocktail included three different kinds of rum, lime juice, falernum, Angostura bitters, Pernod, grenadine, and “Don’s Mix,” a combination of cinnamon syrup and grapefruit juice.
Due to the popularity of the cocktail during the Tiki craze and the fact that Beach both kept his recipe secret and occasionally altered it, today there are many variations of the Zombie made at many restaurants and bars, some showing few similarities to the original cocktail. We have 2 of our favorites, the Zombie and The Zombie Returns. We suggest drinking these with friends during an evening of watching Walking Dead or any of your favorite Zombie movies, Zombieland!!! They are much more scary or funny depending. Either way it good to make sure you don’t have much to do the next day." A twist on an Old Fashion, the Claremont uses Orange Curaco to up the orange factor. Reminds you of the Hollywood days of yore. Classic and tasty the Brown Derby Cocktail is great as a before dinner drink. Such a fun name, Playing Catch! The bitters keep it from being too sweet. Use a gin that is a little more fruity and not so much on the juniper side and the cocktail will come out great. Based on a James Bond book, the Casino Royal is a classic sounding and tasting cocktail with all the ingredients of a first rate cocktail.
Drinks on this list are: 100 Miles Per Hour, Ass-Smacker, B52, Bayou Bomb, Beer Buster, Gingered Whiskey, Harvey Wallbanger, Ketel One Martini, Kryptonite, Lights Out, Little Italy, Long Island Iced Tea, Man Of The Moment, Manhattan Bushmills, Monte Carlo, Moscow Mule, Mountain Breeze, MPV, Nuclear Ice Tea, Old Fashion, Oriental, Original Sin, Point Of No Return, Quote the Raven , Red Devil, Rusty Nail, Sazerac, Undertaker, Vesper, Whiskey Sling, Yowling Tomcat, Zombie, Suffering Bastard Waldorf Cocktail, Woodstock, Algonquin, Blackthorn, Cocktail A La Louisiane, Wow, Corpse Reviver 2, El Diablo,