A classic Manhattan cocktail recipe.

Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

How to Make a Manhattan If you’re here looking for the Manhattan Cocktail Recipe look no further. If you love a Manhattan and you’re are looking to take a deep dive, read on. This guide is filled with history, tips and ideas for making this classic cocktail your own. Manhattan Cocktail Recipe What’s in a…

The Best Bourbon – A Flavor Guide

The Best Bourbon for You The Guide to Choosing the Best Bourbon In this guide, we’ll look at the elements that shape the flavor of a #bourbon. Then we’ll look at different styles and bottlings of bourbon. I have included tasting notes for a selection of some of the best bourbons on the market.  Finally,…

Make Your Own Bitters: The Guide

Make Your Own Bitters An Awesome How to Challenge  Today you are going to make your own bitters. That’s right, in this section of the Cocktail Bitters Guide we are going to dive into creating your own unique bitters blend. Making your own bitters is a challenge. It involves balancing a huge range of complex and…

Where to Buy the Best Bitters? Your Ultimate Guide.

Where Can You Buy Bitters? This Bitters Buyers Guide is Part 3 in Cocktail Monkey’s Cocktail Bitter’s Guide. Figuring out where you can buy bitters can be a huge pain. While there is a huge selection available they aren’t always easy to find. This post is the beginning of a directory. Over time we hope…

Classic cocktail recipes that provide a foundation for great bartending.

Classic Cocktail Recipes Will Make You A Better Bartender

The Classic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know Classic cocktail recipes are the bartender’s mother sauce. In French cooking there are five mother sauces that every chef knows intimately. These sauces provide a foundation for every Saucier to build on. They are a shorthand, a shared language in the kitchen. They are tied to classic…

The Sour Cocktail

The sour cocktail is one of the first classic cocktail recipes a bartender should learn. It is more than just a great drink. It is a whole family of drinks and once you know it you know how to make several classic drinks.

Old Fashioned - Classic Cocktail Recipes

Old Fashioned – Classic Cocktail Recipes

Old Fashioned – Classic Cocktails Recipes Every Bartender Should Know This post is the start of the series Seven Classic Cocktails. We are going to start by exploring the Old Fashioned. Due to it’s long history the Old Fashioned maybe most noteworthy of all classic cocktail recipes. In this post we are going to look the…

Casino Cocktail

The Casino is a classic gin cocktail. If you almost love an Aviation you will really love. It is centered around gin and maraschino. That is such a delicious classic pairing. Add a little creme de violette and it becomes an  Aviation. A little sweet vermouth and some bitters gets you to a Martinez. Maraschino…

Classic Cocktail Recipes – Rolls Royce Cocktail

The Rolls Royce cocktail, like its namesake, is one of things you don’t often see. Classic, elegant and luxurious with two varieties of vermouth and Benedictine.    Print Classic Cocktail Recipes – Rolls Royce Cocktail Ingredients Glass: chilled coupe 2 oz London dry gin 1/2 oz sweet vermouth 1/2 oz dry vermouth 1/4 oz Benedictine…

Sarsaparilla Bitters 

Sarsaparilla Bitters are an amazing old-timey addition to your drink. They are an easy addition to bourbon drinks, but they are also surprisingly tasty with gin. Add this to your arsenal for some sweet nostalgic flavor notes. Print Sarsaparilla Bitters  Sarsaparilla is a unique flavor. The ground root is highly aromatic with a sweet spicy…