Original Cocktails

Introduction

Doctors, laying down the law in their usual confident way, tell us that the vitality of the human body is at its lowest at two o’clock in the morning: and that it is then, as a consequence, that the mind is least able to contemplate the present with equanimity, the future with fortitude, and the past without regret. Every thinking man, however, knows that this is not so. The true zero hour, desolate, gloom-ridden, and spectre-haunted, occurs immediately before dinner while we are waiting for that cocktail. — P.G. Wodehouse, The Little Warrior, 1920

Here are some of our original cocktails.

AOA

  • 18 parts apricot eau de vie
  • 1 part orgeat
  • 1 part apricot brandy

Shake.

Admonter (AL)

  • 4 parts gin
  • 1 part dry vermouth
  • 1 part Zirbenz

Shake.

Aggiustare (AL)

A desperate attempt to make something drinkable with the strange Green House Gin.

  • 4 parts gin (Green House)
  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part sloe gin (Plymouth)

For each cocktail:

  • 1 dash grapefruit bitters

Shake.

Alexander Selkirk (AL)

  • 5.5 parts oat milk OR 5.5 parts oatmeal brose
  • 4.25 parts dark rum
  • 2 parts honey mix
  • 1 part pimento dram

Shake.

Alfred Russel Wallace

A tribute in cocktail form.

  • 9 parts arrack (Batavia Arrack Van Oosten)
  • 5 parts cachaça OR 5 parts rhum agricole
  • 4 parts lime juice
  • 2 parts falernum (BroVo Lucky Falernum)
  • 1 part black peppercorn tincture

For each cocktail:

  • 2 dashes Fee Bros. Old Fashioned Cocktail Bitters
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Shake.

Garnish: grated nutmeg and orange peel (flamed).

Carthusian Star

Originating in an attempt to make an Emerald Star but misreading the Green Curaçao…

  • 4 parts white rum
  • 4 parts gin
  • 2 parts apricot liqueur
  • 2 parts lemon juice
  • 1 part green Chartreuse

Shake.

Celeriac

  • 4 parts gin (London Dry)
  • 4 parts aquavit
  • 2 parts lemon juice
  • 1 part simple syrup

For each cocktail:

  • 2 dashes celery bitters

Shake.

Clattering Lid

  • 12 parts rye
  • 4 parts lemon juice
  • 2 parts maple syrup
  • 1 part coffee liqueur

For each cocktail:

  • 1 dash Old Fashioned Bitters (Fee Brothers)

Shake.

Conifer

  • 4 parts spruce vodka
  • 3 parts broVo Douglas Fir

Stir.

Garnish: cherry.

Gruszka

  • 6 parts vodka (Sobieski)
  • 1 part pear liqueur (Mathilde)

For each cocktail:

  • 24 drops cinnamon tincture

Shake.

Hyggelig Cocktail

Dedicated to Lone and Hanne.

  • 14 parts aquavit
  • 4 parts Gammeldansk
  • 3 parts Cherry Heering

For each cocktail:

  • 1 dash Fee Bros. Old Fashioned Cocktail Bitters

Shake.

Improved Sloegroni (AL)

  • 6 parts gin (Bluecoat)
  • 1 part sloe gin (Plymouth)
  • 1 part Campari

For each cocktail:

  • 3 dashes grapefruit bitters (Fee Brothers)

Shake.

Jackaroo

  • 4 parts applejack
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1 part Boomerang

Shake.

Garnish: cherry.

Juliet

A rose by any other name…

  • 2 parts French vermouth (Noilly Prat)
  • 1 part apricot eau de vie

For each cocktail:

  • 1 teaspoon apricot liqueur

Shake.

Malus Prunifolia

  • 12 parts applejack
  • 7 parts blanc vermouth (broVo Pretty)
  • 4 parts lemon juice
  • 2 parts ginger liqueur (broVo Ginger)

Shake.

Garnish: lemon twist.

Mole Cocktail

  • 10 parts tequila
  • 2 parts lime juice
  • 2 parts chocolate liqueur
  • 1 part orgeat

For each cocktail:

  • 1 barspoon cayenne simple syrup
  • 1 dash Fee Bros. Old Fashioned Cocktail Bitters

Shake.

Garnish: lime wedge.

Mr. Solomon

  • 4 parts bourbon
  • 1 part curaçao

For each cocktail:

  • 1 dashes bitters (Fee Bros. Old Fashion Aromatic)

Shake.

Garnish: lemon twist.

New Bourbon Renewal (AL)

Inspiration: Bourbon Renewal by Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland, OR.

  • 8 parts Bourbon
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1 part sloe gin

For each cocktail:

  • 1 dash Angostura

Shake.

Norfolk Island Pine

  • 7 parts gin
  • 2 parts broVo Douglas Fir
  • 1 part white rum (Plantation 3 Star)

For each cocktail:

  • 10 drops Portland Bitters Project Woodland Bitters

Shake.

Garnish: lemon twist.

Old New Hampshire

  • 6 parts bourbon
  • 1 part orange juice
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1 part maple syrup

For each cocktail:

  • 1 dash Angostura

Shake.

Piobar

  • 7 parts Scotch (Teacher’s Highland Cream)
  • 2 parts lemon juice
  • 1 part black peppercorn tincture
  • 1 part apricot liqueur

For each cocktail:

  • 3 dashes Angostura

Shake.

Garnish: ground black pepper and lemon twist.

Ralentissez

  • 8 parts gin
  • 4 parts french vermouth (Lindsey’s)
  • 1 part sloe gin (Plymouth)

For each cocktail:

  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Stir.

Garnish: cherry.

Rojo y Negro

  • 6 parts strawberry tequila (Tequila Por Mi Amante)
  • 1 part black peppercorn syrup

Stir.

Garnish: lime wedge, squeezed and dropped in.

Rue Bourdaloue

  • 16 parts brandy
  • 4 parts lemon juice
  • 1 part amaretto
  • 1 part pear liqueur
  • 1 part orgeat

Shake.

Rusty Lemon

  • 11 parts Scotch
  • 4 parts lemon juice
  • 3 parts Drambuie

For each cocktail:

  • 2 dashes Angostura

Shake.

Steiermark

Needs more Zirbenz!

  • 15 parts gin (Vikre Spruce Gin)
  • 6 parts Zirbenz
  • 4 parts lemon juice

Shake.

Garnish: lemon twist.

The Huntington

A riff on the Vanderbilt.

  • 4 parts Cognac
  • 1 part Boomerang

For each cocktail:

  • 2 dashes Angostura

Shake.

Garnish: cherry.

Umber Hulk

  • 2 parts bourbon
  • 2 parts amaro (broVo Amaro No. 1)
  • 1 part cherry liqueur (Boomerang)

Shake.

Garnish: lemon peel (expressed).

White Manhattan

  • 5 parts whisky
  • 1 part bianco vermouth (broVo Pretty)

For each cocktail:

  • 2 dashes angostura

Stir.

Garnish: cherry.

[No Name 2] (AL)

  • 4 parts gin
  • 1 part sloe gin
  • 1 part cointreau

For each cocktail:

  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 dash grapefruit bitters

Shake.

[No Name 3]

  • 5 parts gin
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1 part limoncello
  • 1 part ginger liqueur

Shake.

Garnish: lemon twist.

[No Name 4] (AL)

  • 8 parts gin
  • 1 part lime cordial
  • 1 part kumquat cordial
  • 1 part Green Chartreuse

Shake.

[Southern Discomfort]

  • 6 parts gin
  • 2 parts lemon juice
  • 1 part Southern Comfort

Shake.

[Tuxedo No. 3]

  • 8 parts gin
  • 6 parts broVo Douglas Fir
  • 3 parts dry vermouth

Shake.

Garnish: lemon twist.

Author: Keith Waclena

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Created: 2022-01-25 Tue 10:25

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