Hanky Panky Cocktail recipe

Hanky Panky Cocktail on table with orange twist

The Hanky Panky Cocktail is a classic that dates back to at least the 1920s, so there have been some variations on it. The overall flavor is bittersweet, like dark chocolate.

Americano Classic Drink Recipe

Americano Cocktail in front of bottles of liquor

The Americano began life as the “Milano-Torino” at Caffe Camparino in the 1860’s, but it was so popular with American ex-pats that it got renamed.

Algonquin Drink Recipe

Bright yellow Algonquin Cocktail in front of dark orange background

The Algonquin is a very old classic that dates back to at least the 1930s. It features rye bourbon with dry vermouth and pineapple juice, which makes for a sweet, easy-going, slightly tropical cocktail.

The Boulevardier Drink Recipe

Boulevardier drink with orange twist on patio table

If you’ve rejected the Negroni in the past because you don’t like gin, you might want to try The Boulevardier. It uses whiskey instead of gin, and the flavor difference is surprising.

Affinity Cocktail

Tilted angle view of Affinity Cocktail

The Affinity Cocktail is an old-school style cocktail, with no fruity liqueurs or fancy herbs. It features two fearsome ounces of scotch, plus dry and sweet vermouth, so it’s technically a double.