Cocktail Recipes

Aviation: episode Wii are Popular

  • 1 – 1/2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz maraschino liqueur
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • splash of simple syrup

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake. Strain into a chilled glass.

Balvennie Smash: episode Walk the Walks

Brain Wave: episode Extra Minty (from The Bartender’s Black Book)

  • 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.

Good Knight: episode Prisoner of the Googleplex (from Paula’s Texas Lemon)

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.

Lion’s Tail: episode Frisky for Podcasting

  • 2 oz bourbon or other whisky
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz allspice dram
  • 1/3 oz simple syrup
  • Dash of Angostura bitters

Combine in a shaker; shake, strain, and serve in a tasting glass or snifter.

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.

The Old Cuban: episode Single in Vegas (Dale DeGroff, via Cocktail Chronicles)

The Prosecutor: episode Levers & Knobs (created by Josey Packard, as described on The Rachel Maddow Show)

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.

Scofflaw: episode Naval Jelly (from A Dash of Bitters)

  • 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.

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