The Manhattan cocktail—now this is what the Manhattan Project should've been about.
A pair of famed bartenders created this subtle variation on the classic.
The 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.
If you treat Scotch like a religion, try this simple and classic cocktail. Be sure to use a spicy ginger ale so you get the most out of the three-part combo. Not a fan of Scotch? The Presbyterian is also delicious with a measure of bourbon.
Swap out the gin in a Negroni for rye whiskey and you get the delicious Boulevardier. It's equally complex as its gin-based predecessor, but the whiskey adds warmth, making it perfect for autumn and winter drinking.
This whiskey drink was invented in Paris while the US suffered through Prohibition.
Go old-school with this straightforward whiskey and beer concoction.
The Vieux Carré is pure Old New Orleans and was invented at the city's famed Carousel Bar. This cognac and rye whiskey cocktail packs a powerful punch and is delightfully complex.
This voluptuous rye-based cocktail packs a wallop.
One of America’s earliest cocktails, the Sazerac is a homegrown New Orleans specialty. Peychaud’s Bitters are a key element and were created by Antoine Peychaud, a French Quarter pharmacist, who invented the cocktail in the 1830s. The Sazerac was originally made with cognac, but an insect epidemic destroyed many French vineyards and resulted in the lasting switch to rye whiskey.
This inspired chocolaty libation is for adults only.
The Greenpoint is variation on the Brooklyn, which was spawned from a classic Manhattan. Created at NYC’s legendary Milk & Honey, it was named after the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn and the greenish hue of the Chartreuse used to make it.
Cognac, rye, a couple complex liqueurs and walnut orgeat combine in this extravagant cocktail.
Enjoy your favorite rye whiskey in this Dubonnet and Cointreau drink from Brian Miller.
With rye whiskey, Belgian beer and a beef-jerky garnish, this is the manliest cocktail recipe we know of.
Top a classic Whiskey Sour with red wine to get this delicious pre-Prohibition tipple. The mixture of sour, sweet and rich, red wine, makes for a wonderfully complex drink.
Throw an autumn party with this port, cider and rye concoction.
Add the warm, bold spice star anise to your next Sazerac.
It doesn’t get much more classic than this NOLA standard.
Try this simple twist on the classic Sazerac recipe.
The secret to this Whiskey Sour variation is a bit of red wine. Try the classic New York Sour.
Try this unusual frozen spin on the classic Sazerac.
In honor of the state’s 220th anniversary, Liquor.com advisory board member David Wondrich created this refreshing Bluegrass tipple.
Two French liqueurs plus American rye and lemon juice equals one fine drink.
Bulleit’s unorthodox twist on the old-school Manhattan? The use of both dry and sweet vermouth, in addition to a dash of potent blood orange bitters in place of the usual Angostura. The result is a doubly aromatic, complex take on the classic.
This drink takes the subtle flavors in a Boulevardier and adds dark cherry and bitter roasted coffee liqueur.
Grapefruit adds a welcome citrus note to this New Orleans specialty.
Brrrrr, is it cold out here? Great for a warming up for the night or when you're feeling under the weather, you can use any kind of whiskey you like in this hot and comforting classic Hot Toddy recipe.
If you appreciate a good Manhattan—a rye Manhattan specifically—then the Remember the Maine will most likely find a home in your drinks repertoire. The cocktail comes from Charles H. Baker, Jr’s. The Gentleman’s Companion from 1939 and is notable for its additions of cherry liqueur and a touch of absinthe.
Many presidents had cocktails created in their honor, but few have stood the test of time. Created in 1896 during the 25th president’s election, the McKinley’s Delight is an exception. It incorporates classic elements from the Manhattan, but dresses them up for the special occasion with cherry liqueur and a dash of absinthe.
Spike your iced tea with rye whiskey.
The Ward Eight, a turn-of-the-20th-century concoction, is one of Boston’s major contributions to mixology.
The Cave Creek cocktail is made with New York Distilling Company's Rock & Rye—a bottled combination of rye whiskey, sugar and citrus that was all the rage in the 19th century, when it was made with rock candy.
Meet the trifecta of perfectly balanced, bittersweet flavor: amaro, sweet vermouth and rye.
The spicy notes of rye whiskey and ginger pair beautifully in the simple and classic Ginger Ale Highball. Bonus: It's simple to make and loved by almost everyone, making it the perfect party drink.
This cocktail is the ultimate three-ingredient classic.
Make a homemade sour mix with oleo saccharum and lemon juice to give this drink the punch it deserves.
The spirit-forward nature of this cocktail makes it perfect for enjoying slowly by the fireside.
You’ll want this complex cocktail representing your interests.
Rye whiskey, Campari and sweet port join forces in this delicious sipper.
This X-Files–inspired cocktail is a classic Whiskey Sour with a pineapple twist. A Green Chartreuse float gives the drink an ethereal appearance, but the high-proof, medicinal bite keeps it grounded.
It's also good for winter, spring and fall.
The cognac-and-rye classic Vieux Carré cocktail was invented at New Orleans' famed Carousel Bar.
You don’t have to be a Ravens fan to love it.
A tribute to the actor’s Italian birthplace, this variation on the Negroni is a modern classic.
This cocktail was created by Dustin Drankiewicz at Moneygun for Cognac Classics Week, presented by Liquor.com and Hennessy VSOP Privilège.
You don’t have to live in Ohio to love it.