Grilled Pineapple Sour

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The Grilled Pineapple Sour takes you to the tropics with its combination of the smoky sweetness of grilled pineapple, the complexity of tequila and the tartness of fresh citrus juice.

1oz Herradura Ultra

1oz fresh lime juice

1oz fresh lemon juice

1oz grilled Pineapple Syrup

2 dashes Aromatic bitters

1 egg white (or vegan foamer)

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The Toronto first appeared in print in 1922, replacing the Manhattan’s vermouth with the darker, more intensely herbaceous Fernet-Branca.

2 oz rye whisky (Canadian, of course)

0.25 oz Fernet-Branca

0.25 oz simple syrup

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Garnish: orange twist

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The Brooklyn is a drier Manhattan: whisky, dry (French) vermouth, maraschino liqueur, Angostura bitters.

2 oz rye whisky

1 oz dry vermouth

0.25 oz maraschino liqueur

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Garnish: brandied or maraschino cherry, preferably Luxardo

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Like its namesake city, the Manhattan is elegant but uncompromising and invulnerable to fashion’s changing whims. 

2 oz rye whisky (or, if you must, bourbon)

1 oz sweet vermouth

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Garnish: brandied cherry or lemon twist

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Meat Hook

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This is Kate Chernoff’s preferred recipe for the Meat Hook, a classic whisky cocktail named for a famed New York neighbourhood.

1.5 oz Bruichladdich Classic Laddie

0.75 oz sweet vermouth

0.25 oz maraschino liqueur

1 bar spoon (5 mL) Port Charlotte single malt

Garnish: expressed orange oils and a quality cherry

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L’Abattoir‘s Jenna Gillespie adds a sweet touch to her version of the modern-classic Penicillin, created in the mid-2000s by bartender Sam Ross at New York City’s famous Milk & Honey bar.

• 2 oz blended scotch of your choice

• 0.75 oz Honey, Tonka Bean & Ginger Syrup (recipe follows)

• 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice

• Float: 0.25 oz Royal Lochnagar 16

• Garnish: lemon twist (optional)

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Barrel-Aged General Waverly

Barrel-aged General Waverly. Matthew Benevoli photo


15 oz Reifel Rye

6.75 oz Punt E Mes

2.5 oz Galliano liqueur

2.5 oz Krupnik Spiced Honey Liqueur (or any honey liqueur)

10 dashes orange bitters

2 dashes orange bitters

Garnish: Honey, freshly ground black peppercorn

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