The Old Cuban is somewhat like a cross between a Mojito and a French 75. Aged rum and citrus compliment the fresh mint and aromatic bitters.
The Adonis was first created back in the 1880s and was named in honour of the Broadway musical of the same name. The musical ran for over 500 successful shows. This drink is an ideal aperitif due to its low alcohol content as it contains vermouth & sherry.
The Sazerac is one of America’s earliest cocktails and is native to New Orleans. Peychaud’s bitters is a key ingredient. It is a sweeter style bitters with a floral aroma. The Sazerac was originally made with cognac, but an insect epidemic destroyed many French vineyards and was cause to change to the readily available rye whiskey.
The Ward 8 cocktail is closely related to a classic whiskey sour. The recipe utilises grenadine for the sugar aspect with the addition of freshly squeezed orange juice and was created in Boston back in 1898.