Classic Cocktails

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 – Seven Cocktails Every Bartender Should Know 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…

Sarsaparilla Bitters 

Print Sarsaparilla Bitters  Sarsaparilla is a unique flavor. The ground root is highly aromatic with a sweet spicy vanilla flavor. It is  a key component of root beer and old-time sodas. Because of its complexity it works well as a cocktail ingredient. You can use it to enhance vanilla notes and tie in clove and…

Classic Cocktail Recipes – London Maid

Print Classic Cocktail Recipes – London Maid Ingredients 2 oz London dry gin 1 oz fresh lime juice 1 oz simple syrup 6 mint leaves 2 cucumber slices Instructions Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Fine strain into a double rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with fresh mint and cucumber slices.