Aviation: episode Wii are Popular
- 1 – 1/2 oz gin
- 3/4 oz maraschino liqueur
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- splash of simple syrup
- 1 – 1/4 oz Irish creme
- 3/4 oz vodka
- Drop of grenadine
Cherries from Heaven: episode The Night Visitors (from Drinksmixer.com)
- 1 – 1/2 oz cherry brandy
- 1 oz lemon juice
- Dash of bitters
- 4 oz tonic water
Combine brandy, lemon juice, and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass, nearly filled with ice. Add tonic water and garnish with a lime wedge.
Chicken Shot: episode Extra Minty (from The Bartender’s Black Book)
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz chicken broth
- Dashes of Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper
Derby Cocktail episode (from The Cocktail Spirit podcast)*
- 2 oz bourbon
- 1/2 oz Benedictine
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Lemon twist
Combine all ingredients and add ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
*I used 1/2 oz Benedictine. Robert used 1/4 oz.
Donga Punch: episode Fickle Felker of Fate
(from Jeff “Beachbum” Berry’s Surfin’ Safari)
Drill!: episode i Bitter (created by Shelly, based on the Dallas Texan)
- 1 – 1/2 oz bourbon
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz cherry brandy
- 1/2 oz grenadine
- 2 dashes of cherry vanilla bitters
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into a cocktail glass, over ice.
Franciulli episode Slippery Pumpkins
- 1 oz bourbon
- 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
- 1/2 oz fernet branca
Stir, strain and serve in a cocktail glass.
Coat glass with sweet vermouth, fill with ice
- 1-1/4 oz bourbon or rye
- 3/4 oz Paula’s Lemon
- 1/4 oz lime juice
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
Coat cocktail glass with sweet vermouth, fill with ice to chill. Mix other ingredients, shake, empty glass, strain.
Manhattan: episode Mixed Up (from various sources)
- 2 oz whiskey*
- 1 oz sweet vermouth
- 3-5 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass, with ice, then stir. You can also strain the drink into a glass if you’d rather have it neat.
*Manhattans are often made with blended whiskey, though the original Manhattan base spirit is rye. I like to use a spicy bourbon if rye is not available. A Rob Roy is a Manhattan made with scotch.
In a cocktail shaker, combine:
- 2 oz rye (try Old Overholt or 6 year old Sazerac)
- 1/2 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 oz st. germaine elderflower liqueur
- 1/2 yellow chartreuse
Add lots of ice, shake for at least ten seconds, and strain into a cocktail glass. No garnish.
- 2 oz rye
- 1 oz dry vermouth
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 1/4 oz green chartreuse
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass with ice.
Several other versions of the recipe call for equal amounts lemon juice and chartreuse, while still other favor using simple syrup or grenadine to sweeten. But This is my favorite variation,
Whiskey Sour: episode Down in a Hole (from various sources)
- 1 1/2 oz whiskey*
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- orange slice and cherry for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass with ice.