Archive for Dale DeGroff

A classic mojito in a frosted glass.


By What's the perfect way to capture summer all year long? A well-mixed Mojito, of course. A decedent of the Cuban cocktail El Draque, this five ingredient highball is a favorite of many, including Ernest Hemingway.
Classic Margarita Cocktail


By While the Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in North America, its origins are shrouded in mystery. There are almost as many stories about who invented the margarita as there are margarita recipes. Some like them blended, others with a sweetener, but many argue the best margarita recipe is this classic one. Memorize it and you’ll never fail to impress.
Whiskey Sour - Classic Cocktail

Whiskey Sour

By The origin of the Whiskey Sour dates back to over a century ago. A classic cocktail and a staple in the sour family of mixology, this drink will not leave any cocktail lover disappointed. Add egg white to add a rich, frothy texture to this sour and sweet tipple.


By The Grasshopper cocktail is a minty classic that is better than your traditional dessert.
Dale DeGroff | 2014 Drinking Trends

Behind the Bar: Drinking in 2014

By Wondering what cocktails you’ll be drinking this year? We got master mixologist and advisory board member Dale DeGroff to forecast the coming year’s biggest trends.
Vieux Carré - Rye Whiskey Cocktail

Vieux Carré

By The cognac-and-rye classic Vieux Carré cocktail was invented at New Orleans' famed Carousel Bar.

Nick & Nora Dry Martini

By Drink like the husband-and-wife detective team in The Thin Man.
Stinger - Cognac Cocktail


By The Stinger cocktail is like an adult after-dinner mint. The recipe dates back to the 1890s. Feel the sweet sting of cognac and crème de menthe in this classic nitecap.

Bourbon Old Fashioned

By It's been said that the original cocktail contains sugar, bitters, whiskey and water. This variation, made by cocktail legend Dale Degroff, adds muddled fruit and soda water for a lighter, fruitier taste.
Bastille Day Recipes | Bastille Day Cocktails

Behind the Bar: Bastille Day

By Legendary bartender and advisory board member Dale DeGroff shares his favorite cocktails to enjoy on this historic French holiday.
Dale's Rainbow Planter's Punch - Rum Cocktail

Dale’s Rainbow Planter’s Punch

By An instant-party-in-a-punchbowl for six, dreamed up by cocktail legend Dale DeGroff.
Ruby Partida - Tequila Cocktail

Ruby Partida

By Mix up this tequila, cassis and grapefruit cocktail.
Irish Coffee - Classic Whiskey Cocktail

Irish Coffee

By The secrets to making a great Irish Coffee are really so simple that they are often overlooked. This hot, creamy, classic Irish Coffee recipe from legendary bartender Dale DeGroff has all the right ingredients and will warm you to the bone.
Famous Movie Cocktails | Hollywood Drinks

Behind the Bar: Movie Mixology

By Dale DeGroff wants to tell you all about his favorite movie drinking moments.
Uncle Angelo's Eggnog - Rum Cocktail

Uncle Angelo’s Eggnog

By You’ll be claiming Angelo as your own relative after just one sip of this delightful Eggnog recipe.

Behind the Bar: Drinking in 2013

By Master mixologist and advisory board member Dale DeGroff looks into his cocktail crystal ball to reveal the coming year’s big trends.
Coffee Cocktail - Cognac Cocktail

Coffee Cocktail

By The classic Coffee Cocktail is actually caffeine-free.

Smoky Martini

By Replace the vermouth in a classic Martini with Scotch and you get something altogether different.

Behind the Bar: The Rusty Nail

By Master mixologist and advisory board member Dale DeGroff defends this classic mixture of Scotch and Drambuie.

Irish Blonde

By St Patrick’s Day is around the corner. Start preparing now.

Behind the Bar: Bourbon

By Master mixologist Dale DeGroff explores the history of America’s quintessential whiskey.

Bourbon Manhattan

By You don't need to be in the five boroughs to enjoy this sophisticated tipple.

Behind the Bar: Summer Juleps

By Master mixologist and advisory board member Dale DeGroff explores the history of these refreshing and cooling concoctions.
Margaritas by the Pitcher - Tequila Cocktail

Margaritas by the Pitcher

By Make a roomful of people happy all at once.
Behind the Bar Tequila Cocktails

Behind the Bar: Tequila Cocktails

By Master mixologist and advisory board member Dale DeGroff explores the history of drinks made with the famous agave-based spirit.
Behind The Bar

Behind the Bar: Irish Coffee

By Master mixologist and advisory board member Dale DeGroff shares his secrets for fixing this classic caffeinated concoction.

Behind the Bar: Drinking in 2012

By Master bartender and advisor Dale DeGroff predicts what will be the biggest cocktail trends this year.
French 75 - Cognac Cocktail

French 75

By Feeling a little parched during brunch? The French 75 is a sparkling cocktail that's perfect before, during and after your egg and bacon sandwich. And with the option of rum or gin, this is one classic you’ll want to rediscover again and again.
Behind the Bar - Pre-Dinner Cocktails

Behind the Bar: Aperitif Cocktails

By Master bartender and advisor Dale DeGroff shares some of his favorite pre-dinner drinks, which are perfect for any holiday celebration.
Sidecar - Cognac Cocktail


By This is one ride you'll gladly give up the wheel for. The classic Sidecar is one of the few great things to come out of the unfortunate era of Prohibition. It's part of the famous group of cocktails known as sours, but it's sweet enough that you'll have no trouble guzzling down a handful of them in no time at all.
Behind the Bar - Remembering Closed Bars

Behind the Bar: Closing Time

By Master bartender and advisor Dale DeGroff mourns for some of his favorite New York bars that are long gone.
Marguerite - Gin Cocktail


By This old-school Martini goes heavy on the vermouth.
Behind the Bar - Berry Cocktails

Behind the Bar: Berry Cocktails

By Get master bartender and advisor Dale DeGroff’s secrets for using fresh summer fruit in your cocktails.
Behind the Bar - Cherry Cocktails

Behind the Bar: Cherry Concoctions

By Find out from master bartender and advisor Dale DeGroff how you should be mixing up deliciously ripe cherries.
Cocoa Passion - Tequila Cocktail

Cocoa Passion

By Tropical fruit, crème de cacao and fine tequila will please your palate.
Behind The Bar - Irish Whiskey Cocktails - St. Patrick's Day

Behind the Bar: Irish Whiskey Cocktails

By Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day year-round by mixing up these tasty concoctions from master mixologist Dale DeGroff.
Behind The Bar - Cognac Cocktails

Behind the Bar: Cognac Cocktails

By Master bartender Dale DeGroff explores the important role of cognac throughout the history of mixology.

Tom Collins

By An all-time gin classic, the Tom Collins is essentially a sparkling lemonade spiked with a healthy dose of the juniper spirit. While there is a debate which side of the pond this drink was born, this cocktail lives up to his classic status with every sip.
Behind the Bar - How to Garnish Cocktails

Behind the Bar: How to Garnish

By Master mixologist Dale DeGroff explains the art of garnishing a drink.
Behind the Bar - Summer Whiskey Cocktails

Behind the Bar: Summer Whiskey Cocktails

By Cool down with these chilly bourbon cocktails from master mixologist Dale DeGroff.
Behind the Bar - Vermouth Cocktails

Behind the Bar: Versatile Vermouth

By Vermouth is a key ingredient in Manhattans and Martinis, but it can be used in a number of different cocktails.
Behind the Bar - Whether to Shake or Stir a Cocktail

Behind the Bar: Shaken or Stirred

By Master mixologist Dale DeGroff settles this age-old cocktail debate.
Behind the Bar - Pitcher Cocktails

Behind the Bar: Pitcher Cocktails

By Tips for mixing up big batches of your favorite drinks.
Behind the Bar - How to Create a New Cocktail

Behind the Bar: Cocktail DNA

By How to turn one simple recipe into hundreds of drinks.
Behind the Bar - Bar Etiquette

Behind the Bar: Etiquette

By From tipping to sending back a drink, Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff’s guide to barroom etiquette.
Behind the Bar - How to Become a Regular

Behind the Bar: The Art of Becoming a Regular

By Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff’s tips on how to find your local.
Uncle Angelo's Eggnog - Holiday Cocktail Tips

Shake Smarter, Not Harder

By Don’t get stuck behind the bar at your next party.