By Allen KatzChampion drinker Ernest Hemingway claimed to have invented the Death in the Afternoon, a risky pairing of absinthe and Champagne, himself. His exact instructions suggested adding iced Champagne to a jigger of absinthe until it attained “the proper opalescent milkiness,” then proceeding to drink three to five of the cocktails in one sitting.
By Allen KatzThis provocatively-named cocktail dates back to Prohibition and amps up the classic Sidecar formula with an extra glug of rum. Don’t turn your back on the Between the Sheets—it may seem charming at first sip, but its double dose of spirits can easily sneak up on you.
By Allen KatzThis pale and ghostly Sour was created by bartender Harry MacElhone in 1919 and originally featured crème de menthe in place of gin. The White Lady’s overly sweet pairing of two liqueurs was eventually righted with the addition of the juniper spirit ten years later at Harry’s American Bar in Paris.
By Allen KatzThe Horse’s Neck gets its name from its long coiled lemon peel that snakes around the inside of the glass. Believed to be in rotation as early as 1895, this cocktail is further proof that the simplest combinations can often be the most satisfying.
By Allen KatzThe Pisco Sour is an exotic twist for any cocktail party or gathering. While both Chile and Peru claim this classic as their own, this cocktail has sweet and sour flavors that can be enjoyed anywhere in the world.