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.    This is one of Cocktail Monkey’s favorite classic Gin Cocktails. If you are looking for something similar try the London Maid or the Tuxedo No.2. For more like…

Twentieth Century Cocktail – Recipe

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY COCKTAIL Gin and Chocolate – A Surprising Pairing The Twentieth Century Cocktail still seems fresh even though we are a fifth of the way into the twenty first. This cocktail relies on the surprising combination of gin and chocolate. It first appeared in the Cafe Royale Bar Book in 1937. A century…

Martinez Cocktail Recipe

Classic Martinez Cocktail A classic Martinez cocktail is one of my favorite drinks. It sits nicely between a Martini and a Manhattan. It may have been the inspiration for one or both of those cocktails. I like to walk that line a little more closely and use a barrel aged gin in a Martinez cocktail.…

Vieux Carre Cocktail – A Classic Cocktail Recipe

Vieux Carre Cocktail Walter Bergeron created the Vieux Carre cocktail at the Carousel Bar in New Orleans in the 1930’s. The drink takes its name from the City’s French Quarter. The Carousel Bar is one of the bars that make New Orleans a center for classic cocktails. The bar itself rotates around the bartenders making…