The Dandy cocktail is one of the many forgotten recipes from Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book. The original formula calls for equal parts of bourbon and Dubonnet, creating a complex variant on a classic Manhattan. A well balanced combination of spirit, liqueur and aromatic wine.
The Toronto Cocktail is a great introduction into the unique flavours of Fernet Branca overpowering the drink. The Toronto is similar in style to that of a Boulevardier, richly flavoured, spicy and mildly bitter.
We’ve curated a short list of the best batched cocktails for you to enjoy this New Year’s Eve. Simplify your celebrations with a little preparation prior and you’ll be sipping tasty punches, pitchers and batched cocktails.
Ensure you choose a great rye whiskey as it’s centric to the classic cocktail, driven by it’s spicy profile. Whiskies such as Sazerac Rye, Rittenhouse Rye and WhistlePig Rye all work well in a Vieux Carré.
The Toronto cocktail is a cousin of the of the Old Fashioned, with the addition of Fernet Branca. Because it’s December, Corpen Distillers wanted to make it a bit more festive with the addition of a Christmas tree simple syrup which was then complimented with Cynar in place of Fernet.
The Vieux Carré originates from the Carousel Bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This complex cocktail packs a lot of punch especially after we used a Bonded Rye such as Rittenhouse.
The Improved Whiskey Cocktail is a surprisingly smooth mix of rye whiskey (preferably Rittenhouse Bonded Rye Whiskey), Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, a touch of sugar and Angostura Bitters.