Despite sometimes being branded (wrongfully) as too sweet, when made correctly the Whiskey Sour stands in the pantheon of all-time great whiskey cocktails. Particularly refreshing ones, where I think it's only legitimate challenger for supremacy is the Mint Julep. Additionally, we can thank the Whiskey Sour for inspiring countless variations, including the Gold Rush, New York Sour, Brown Derby and Ward Eight. Recipes and commentary for all these drinks, plus a couple others
Vodka, despite being one of the most popular spirits in the world, doesn't have many classic cocktails to it's name, outside of vodka-based variations on other classics like the Vodka Gimlet, Vodka Martini and Caipiroska (Caipirinha with vodka). I suppose you could argue for the Bloody Mary, though that sort of exists in it’s own universe, or the Cosmopolitan, which came much later in the 1980s, after classic cocktail applications were largely closed. That leaves us with t
I've just put up a new page for another crucial pillar of classic cocktails, the Negroni, which is the stated all-time favorite of many bartenders (it's certainly in my top 10). The Negroni one of the most complex, balanced and simple cocktails around, as well as the standard bearer for the incorporation of bitterness in mixed drinks. Also on the page are 4 of the most beloved Negroni variations, as well as a look into the contentious story of it's origin. Get the recipes!