It has been a long time since the first Bamboo cocktail was made in Japan back in the 1890s. The drink was nearly forgotten after Prohibition, but it has recently enjoyed a comeback. At Washington, D.C.’s Mirabelle, lead bartender Zachary Faden's twist substitutes pineau for the original sherry. This simple cocktail has an elegant roundness with hints of caramel and nuts.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “5 Great Cocktails Made with the Boozy Fortified Wine Pineau de Charentes.”
The name is misleading, since this aperitivo is an Italian classic. It’s the perfect marriage of Campari and Cinzano, two of the most delicious and historic Italian exports. Encourage customers to kick off their brunch with this Italian original, and don’t settle for any knockoffs.
Warm spices and sweet apricot make this cocktail suitable for any weather (storm or not).
Sweet, bitter and rich, this cocktail hits all the right notes.
This cocktail, which appears in Kat Odell’s Day Drinking: 50 Cocktails for a Mellow Buzz (Workman Publishing Company, $15.95), was created by Erick Castro of San Diego’s Polite Provisions. It’s a rare drink that uses vermouth as the drink’s main component, notes Odell, as opposed to using vermouth more like a seasoning.
Vermouth, sherry and the favor of the gods.
Port and sparkling wine make a perfect holiday duo that’s easy as can be.
Entertaining a crowd? This port-based punch will happily serve a group of 20.
The spirit-forward nature of this cocktail makes it perfect for enjoying slowly by the fireside.
Meet the trifecta of perfectly balanced, bittersweet flavor: amaro, sweet vermouth and rye.
Who doesn’t love an equal parts cocktail? Pineapple juice lends a sweet-tart thread to this sunny blend of rum and dry vermouth.
Want to lighten up? Try this refreshing glass of amaro and grapefruit capped with bubbly.
Canadian whisky teams up with earthy Cynar to create this burly coupe with a hint of smoked salt.
Pear eau de vie and dry Riesling make natural mates in this gently spiced coupe.
In celebration of New York’s historic 7 subway line extension, this cocktail salutes the purple route emblem of the 7 train and marries essential characteristics of the Sazerac and Aviation.
The secret ingredient behind this new age Negroni? Concord grape–infused vermouth.
Sherry, pineapple juice and a rummy homemade mix are the stars of this cocktail from Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago.
You can find this pineapple and gin concoction at The Musket Room in New York.
Who said Jäger can’t be fancy? Mix it with bitters and sweet vermouth for a craft cocktail you’ll love.
This refreshing cocktail is low in alcohol and high in flavor.
This cocktail combines spring flavors like lemon thyme, verjus and sugar snap peas.
This rum punch plays off cold-brew coffee’s bright orange-peel and spice flavors.
Try this simple but sophisticated Scotch-and-Cynar cocktail.
It would be rude not to introduce yourself to the neighborhood with this delightful Negroni recipe.
Try the classic bourbon and vermouth Manhattan with just a hint of smoky Scotch.
This Irish-whiskey Manhattan has a subtle anise note.
This twist on the classic Vodka Martini recipe will transport you to the City of Light.
Rekindle winter Olympic glory with this multinational cocktail.
This rich drink should both revive you and settle your stomach after a big holiday meal.
Drink like the husband-and-wife detective team in The Thin Man.
Fortify yourself with the Irish-whiskey-and-egg Gaelic Flip cocktail.
This mezcal cocktail is a sure thing.
Celebrate the Scottish folk hero with the classic whisky-based Rob Roy cocktail. This recipe is similar to the beloved Manhattan, but uses Scotch instead of rye whiskey and orange bitters instead of aromatic bitters. The difference is delicious—try it for yourself.
The recipe for the Blood and Sand first appeared in print in Harry Craddock’s 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book. It's a complex combination of fruity and smoky, and a cinch to make with just four ingredients of identical proportions. Try it yourself with the fool-proof recipe below.
The Negroni Cocktail is a classic Italian drink. Order a Negroni and you'll be sure to Impress your bartender.
Celebrate in style with this fizzy aperitif.
A really good tequila can make a really good Martini.
Enjoy Japanese whisky's sweeter side.
The Dry Martini is a classic cocktail that, like a tailored suit, is timeless. Although the original of the tipple is unclear, the Dry Martini has maintained a place in cocktail history due to being easy to use and endlessly sophisticated. Elegant for the fancy and boozy for the heavy-handed, this potation is truly the everyman's cocktail.
Kirschwasser, vermouth and raspberry make a romantic combination.
Jamaica meets Italy in this powerful combination of rum, vermouth and Aperol.
Don't worry about the name; there's no reason to doubt this classic cocktail.
Mix up the Americano on the Fourth of July or anytime the spirit moves you.
Hail to the chief and mix up El Presidente cocktail.
Though its name means “incorrect Negroni,” this bubbly punch is the right drink for your next party.
You’ll think completely differently about chai after tasting it in this cognac-based cocktail.
Every home bartender should know how to make one of these.
If you favor a vodka-based Martini, why not fill yours with a spirit boasting a rich, centuries-old legacy? The Nolet family has been distilling spirits in the Netherlands since 1691, which means Ketel One is the ideal partner for dry vermouth in a classic Vodka Martini.