These two cocktails – one classic and one brand new – are meant to represent Gentlemen’s Drinking. Too often we see men resorting to “I’ll just have a beer” or worse, “vodka soda with four limes”. These are easy to make at your home bar and will lend an elegance and quiet confidence to after work drinks or entertaining a friend.
This drink I created as an attempt to turn the classic cocktail The Aviation (gin, lemon, maraschino liqueur, creme de violette) into a bourbon drink. The idea was to have a maraschino forward cocktail with a brown spirit. The sweet and sour and the dry are all at play in The Lindbergh. We’d love to see it become a new classic, but just knowing someone is sipping it as the sun sets over Newport Beach is fine, too.
1.5 oz Bourbon
1.5 oz Maraschino Liqueur
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Cocchi Americano Apetivo (Blanc)
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Then strain into a coupe glass.
Garnish with a Maraska Cherry.
THE OLD FASHIONED
This has exploded over the last few years. It’s an immensely enjoyable cocktail, of course, but it doesn’t hurt that it’s Don Draper’s go-to order at a bar either.
This cocktail has had a storied history with lots of different iterations. It’s simplicity belies it’s true sophistication. Made right there’s nothing better.
The Old Fashioned
2 oz Rye
1 oz Simple Syrup
2 Dashes Fee Bros Old Fashioned Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail mixing pitcher over ice and stir (with a bar spoon) for 30 seconds. Strain over new ice into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange peel and a Maraska cherry.
TIPS FROM A PRO
While we think this is the best combination for The Old Fashioned, it’s a generous and democratic cocktail structure.
Try using Mezcal and Agave instead of Rye or Maple Syrup instead of Simple Syrup,
Try different bitters as well to completely change the tone of the cocktail.