New York Sour

New York Sour drink with lemon slice

The New York Sour is an interesting looking cocktail because it supposedly floats a little red wine on top of a whiskey-colored base – only it must depend what exact wine and whiskey you’re using, because for me, the red wine makes a beeline for the bottom. But this drink also bears the distinction of …

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The Old-Fashioned

Old Fashioned Cocktail on table

The Old-Fashioned cocktail recipe blends rye (or bourbon or scotch) with sugar and bitters. Those last two ingredients mellow the flavor of the rye slightly, but its flavor will still dominate.

Mint Julep

Mint Julep drink in glass

The Mint Julep is kind of like the Mojito of the southeastern United States. It’s a refreshing combination of mint, sugar, bourbon and water, perfect for sipping on hot days. The major difference between it and the Mojito is that it uses bourbon instead of rum. Recipe Leaves from 4 to 6 mint sprigs Granulated …

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The Manhattan

Manhattan Cocktail with cherry

The Manhattan is a sophisticated classic cocktail featuring rye or bourbon with sweet vermouth. It’s stirred with ice rather than shaken, and you can serve it on the rocks.

Whiskey Sour Classic Cocktail

Whiskey Sour with cherry

The Whiskey Sour blends bourbon whiskey with lemon juice, sugar and optional (but highly recommended) egg white for a taste that’s sharp and refreshing, but still sweet.