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Monday Classics: Cobble Hill

Monday Classics: Cobble Hill

On of the most iconic and widely recognized classic cocktails is the Manhatten. I’ve written about it a number of times on this blog; in fact, it was one of my earliest posts last September. One of the things that makes the Manhatten such a classic is its simplicity. With only three ingredients to work with, it’s a drink you’d better make well if you want to be respected as a bartender, home or otherwise. The Manhatten is also all about balance. Again, with so few ingredients at play, there’s

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Monday Classics: Gordon’s Breakfast

Monday Classics: Gordon’s Breakfast

Today’s Monday Classic is a far more modern cocktail created by Sasha Petraske, founder of Milk and Honey in New York City, and one of the earliest pioneers of the craft cocktail movement in this country. Petraske believed in the freshest of ingredients, impeccable technique and service, and recipes that are modern spins off of five types of drinks: the Old Fashioned, the Martini or Manhatten, the Sour, the Highball, and the Fix. Petraske helped to launch the careers of many modern bartenders

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Monday Classics: A New-Fashioned Old-Fashioned

Monday Classics: A New-Fashioned Old-Fashioned

As with many of the classic cocktails, the Old-Fashioned has a somewhat murky history. Most cocktail researchers seem to agree that it was first seen in print in the Hudson, New York newspaper Balance and Columbian Repository in 1806. It was defined in this publication as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters.” It was made with bourbon, and had to contain the other three ingredients. At this time it was referred to as the Whiskey Cocktail, and although

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Monday Classics: The Negroni

Monday Classics: The Negroni

There was never a question as to what the Monday Classic would be on this particular date since today marks the start of Negroni Week. Originally launched in 2013 as a collaboration between Imbibe Magazine and Campari, Negroni week has raised nearly $900,000 for charitable causes since then. There were originally just 100 venues participating and that number has since grown to nearly 6,000. To participate, venues sign up at negroniweek.com and then make an immediate donation to charity each

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Monday Classics: The Whiskey Daisy

Monday Classics: The Whiskey Daisy

The Daisy cocktails are actually a family of drinks that are all made in pretty much the same style. You begin with some fresh citrus juice, add in your base spirit and a secondary spirit that seems to be Grand Marnier in a lot of recipes, shake everything with ice and pour into your glass of choice. Some versions are served up in a cocktail glass, others over crushed or shaved ice in a Collins glass, and many are topped with soda for just a bit of effervescence. Quite a few muddle the fruit in the shaker first in lieu of

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