Recipes

Here are all the recipes for the cocktails on the poster in alphabetical order.

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I'm by no means a cocktail historian but I did try my best to list either the creator of the cocktail or the author of the book where it was first published. If you catch any inconsistencies on that end, feel free to email me at whiskeyposter@gmail.com.

All of the sugar ratios here reflect a 1:1 simple syrup. 

As far as the actual recipes go, don't get too hung up on that. All cocktail recipes are, pardon the pun, somewhat fluid. Drink recipes tend to evolve slowly over time due to changes in public opinion of what tastes good. Also, different brands of whiskies, vermouths, and liqueurs all have diverse characteristics that will play into the precise specs of the finished drink. Have fun experimenting, learning how different flavors work with one another, and discovering what you like!

Cheers,
Brett Adams

Name Whiskey Type Ingredients (oz) Instructions Origin
Adderley Rye 2 rye
.75 lemon juice
.75 maraschino
2 dashes orange bitters
shake / strain / up Sam Ross, 2005
Affinity Scotch 2 Scotch
.5 sweet vermouth
.5 dry vermouth
2 dashes angostura
stir / strain / up / lemon express Harry Craddock, Savoy, 1930
Amaretto Sour Bourbon .75 high proof bourbon
1.5 amaretto
1 lemon
.25 simple syrup
.5 egg white
dry shake / shake with ice / strain onto ice / garnish with lemon and a cherry Modern adaptation by Jeffery Morgenthaler, 2012
American Trilogy Rye 1 rye
1 100 proof apple brandy
.25 simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters
stir / strain / orange express Michael McIlroy and Richard Boccato
Battle Of New Orleans Bourbon 2.5 bourbon
.25 simple syrup
dash absinthe
2 dashes orange bitters
dash angostura
stir / strain / big rock / lemon express Crosby Gaige, Cocktail Guide, 1945
Beaumont Bourbon 1.5 bourbon
.75 oloroso sherry
.5 yellow chartreuse
2 dashes orange bitters
stir / strain / up / orange express Bex Karnovski, 2015
Bensonhurst Rye 2 rye
1 dry vermouth
.5 maraschino
rinse Cynar
stir / strain / up Chad Solomon
Black and Tan Rye 2 rye
.25 lime
.25 simple syrup
5 blackberries
8 mint leaves
ginger beer
Shake / strain / collins with ice / top with ginger beer Allen Katz, 1898
Black Manhattan Rye 2 rye
1 Averna
dash angostura
dash orange bitters
stir / strain / up / cherry garnish Todd Smith
Blinker Rye 2 rye
.5 grapefruit juice
.5 tsp. raspberry syrup
shake / strain / up / garnish grapefruit peel Ted Haigh
Blood and Sand Scotch .75 Scotch
.75 Cherry Heering
.75 sweet vermouth
.75 orange juice
shake / strain / up Harry Craddock, Savoy, 1930
Blue Collar Rye 2 rye
.5 sweet vermouth
.25 amaro ciociaro
.25 maraschino
2 dashes each orange and angostura bitters
stir / strain / up / lemon express Michael Madrusan, 2008
Bobby Burns Scotch 1.5 Scotch
.75 sweet vermouth
.25 benedictine
stir / strain / up / lemon express Hugo Ensslin, 1916
Boulevardier Bourbon 1.5 bourbon
1 sweet vermouth
1 Campari
stir / strain / big rock / orange express and garnish Harry McElhone, 1927
Bourbon Renewal Bourbon 2 bourbon
1 lemon juice
.5 creme de cassis
.5 simple syrup
dash angostura
shake / strain / rocks / lemon garnish Jeffery Morgenthaler, 2004
Bourbon Shake Bourbon 2 bourbon
1 lime juice
.75 simple syrup
shake / strain / up W.C. Whitfield, 1941
Brain-Duster Rye 1 rye
1 absinthe
1 sweet vermouth
1 dash angostura
stir / strain / up George J. Kappeler, 1895
Broadmoor Scotch 2 Scotch
.75 Green Chartreuse
.25 simple
2 dashes orange bitters
stir / strain / up Andreas Noren, 2001
Bronco Buster Rye 1 rye
1 apple brandy
.75 lemon juice
.75 orange curaçao
shake / strain / rocks / orange garnish Ted Saucier, 1951
Brooklyn Rye 2 rye
.75 dry vermouth
.25 maraschino
.25 amer picon
stir / strain / up Harry Johnson, 1884
Brown University Cocktail Bourbon 2 bourbon
1 dry vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters
stir / strain / up
Cameron's Kick Irish, Scotch 1 Irish
1 Scotch
.5 lemon
.5 orgeat
shake / strain / up Harry Craddock, 1930
Carroll Gardens Rye 2 rye
.5 sweet vermouth
.5 Nardini amaro
1 scant tsp maraschino
stir / strain / up / lemon express Juaquin Simo, 2008
Chancellor Cocktail Scotch 2 Scotch
1 ruby port
.5 dry vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters
stir / strain / up
Chauncy Rye .75 rye
.75 old tom gin
.75 brandy
.75 sweet vermouth
dash orange bitters
stir / strain / up
Cock 'n Bull Special Bourbon .75 bourbon
.75 Benedictine
.5 Cognac
.25 Cointreau
2 dashes angostura
stir / strain / big rock / lemon express and garnish
Colleen Bawn Rye .75 rye
.75 Benedictine
.75 Yellow Chartreuse
whole egg
dry shake / shake with ice / strain / up / garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon Edward Spencer, 1903
Cotton Cocktail Rye 2 rye
.5 sweet vermouth
.5 dry vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters
absinthe rinse
stir / strain into absinthe rinsed coupe / orange express and garnish J. A. Grohusko, 1933
Creole Cocktail Rye 2 rye
.5 sweet vermouth
.25 Amer Picon
.25 Benedictine
stir / strain / up / lemon express Harry Craddock, 1930
De La Louisiane Rye 2 rye
.75 sweet vermouth
.5 Benedictine
3 dashes Peychaud's
3 dashes absinthe
stir / strain / up / cherry garnish Stanly Clisby, 1937
Deshler Rye 1.5 rye
1 Dubonnet Rouge
.25 triple sec
2 dashes Peychaud's
stir / strain / up / lemon and orange express Hugo Ensslin, 1916
Diamondback Rye 1.5 rye
.75 apple brandy
.5 Green or Yellow Chartreuse
stir / strain / up / Ted Saucier, 1951
Elk's Own Rye 2 Rye
.75 lemon
.75 simple syrup
.25 port
.5 egg white
dry shake / shake with ice / strain / up Harry Craddock, 1930
Emerald Irish 2 Irish
1 sweet vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
stir / strain / up / orange express
Ex-Pat Bourbon 2 bourbon
1 lime juice
.75 simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura
mint leaves
shake / strain / up Laura Schell and Vito Dieterle, 2010
Fanciulli Bourbon 2 bourbon
1 sweet vermouth
.25 Fernet Branca
stir / strain / up / lemon express Albert Stevens Crockett, 1931
Fancy Free Bourbon 2.25 bourbon
.5 maraschino
2 dashes Angostura
1 dahs orange bitters
stir / strain / large cube / orange twist Crosby Gaige, 1945
Filibuster Rye 1.5 rye
.75 lemon juice
.5 maple syrup
.5 egg white
dry shake / shake with ice / up / garnish with Angostura Erik Adkins
Final Ward Rye .75 rye
.75 maraschino
.75 lemon
.75 Green Chartreuse
shake / strain / up Phil Ward
Fizz Bourbon or Rye 2 bourbon or rye
.75 lemon juice
.75 simple syrup
soda
shake all but soda / strain into collins over rocks / top with soda
Frisco Bourbon 2 bourbon
.5 Benedictine
stir / strain / big cube / lemon express and garnish
Frisco Sour Bourbon 2 bourbon
.5 Benedictine
.5 lemon juice
shake / strain / up
Godfather Bourbon or Scotch 2.25 bourbon or Scotch
.5 amaretto
2 dashes Angostura (optional)
stir / strain / big cube / orange express and garnish
Gold Rush Bourbon 2 bourbon
.75 lemon juice
.75 honey syrup
shake / strain / up or on rocks TJ Siegal, 2001
Grandfather Bourbon 1 bourbon
1 apple brandy
1 sweet vermouth
2 dashes each Angostura and Peychaud's bitters
stir / strain / up Samuel Ross, 2006
Greenpoint Rye 2 rye
.5 sweet vermouth
.5 Yellow Chartruese
1 dash each Angostura and orange bitters
stir / strain / up / orange express Michael McIlroy, 2005
Harvest Moon Rye 1.5 rye
1 Lillet Blanc
.5 apple brandy
.5 Green Chartreuse
3 dashes Angostura
stir / strain / up / orange express Daniel Eun, 2007
Harvest Sour Rye 1 rye
1 apple brandy
.75 lemon
.75 simple
.5 egg white
dry shake / shake with ice / strain onto rocks
Hoots Mon Scotch 2 Scotch
.5 sweet vermouth
.5 Lillet blanc
stir / strain / up Harry Craddock, 1930
Hot Toddy Bourbon 1.5 bourbon
.75 lemon
.5 honey syrup
.25 ginger syrup
barspoon allspice dram
stir with no ice / add to warm mug / top with hot water / garnish with clove spiked orange twist Jerry Thomas, 1862
Imperial Fizz Rye 1.5 rye
.5 Jamaican rum
.75 lemon juice
.75 simple syrup
.5 egg white
dash Angostura
dry shake / shake with ice / strain over rocks in a collins / top with soda Brandon Wise, 2012
Improved Whiskey Cocktail Rye 2 rye
.25 maraschino
barspoon simple
dash Angostura and Peychaud's bitters
absinthe rinse
stir / strain / big cube in an absinthe rinsed glass / lemon express and garnish Jerry Thomas, 1876
Joe Rickey Bourbon 2 bourbon
.5 lime
soda
build in collins / add ice/ garnish with a lime wedge 1880
Junior Rye 2 rye
.5 lime
.5 Benedictine
1 dashes angostura
shake / strain / up
Kentucky Mule Bourbon 2 bourbon
.5 lime
ginger beer
Combine bourbon and lime / add crushed ice / stir / top with ginger beer / add more ice / lime garnish
Liberal Rye 2 rye
.5 sweet vermouth
.5 Amer Picon
2 dashes orange bitters
stir / strain / up / orange express George J. Kappeler, 1895
Lion's Tail Bourbon 2 bourbon
.5 lime
.5 allspice dram
.25 simple syrup
dash Angostura
shake / strain / up William J. Tarling, 1937
Little Italy Rye 2 rye
.5 sweet vermouth
.75 Cynar
stir / strain / up / orange express Audrey Saunders 2006
Los Angeles Cocktail Bourbon 2 bourbon
.75 lemon juice
.75 simple syrup
.25 sweet vermouth
.5 egg white
dry shake / shake with ice / strain / up Harry Craddock, 1930
Mad Hatter Rye 2 rye
.75 lemon/lime combined
.75 simple syrup
absinthe rinse
shake / strain into absinthe rinsed coupe / lemon express Ted Saucier, 1951
Mamie Taylor Scotch 2 Scotch
.5 lime
ginger beer
build in collins / add ice/ garnish with a lime wedge Harry Craddock, 1930
Manhattan Rye / Bourbon 2 rye / bourbon
1 sweet vermouth
2 dashes angostura
stir / strain / up / cherry garnish Harry Johnson, 1882
Maple Leaf Bourbon 1.5 bourbon
.5 maple syrup
.5 lemon
shake / strain / up
Millionaire Bourbon 2 bourbon
.75 Grand Marnier
.5 grenadine
.5 lemon
.25 absinthe
.5 egg white
dry shake / shake with ice / strain / up Hyman Gale and Gerald F. Marco, 1938
Mint Julep Bourbon 2 bourbon
.25 simple syrup
mint
lightly muddle 5-8 mint leaves with simple / add bourbon / add crushed ice / stir / top with more crushed ice and mint sprig John Davis, 1803
Monte Carlo Rye 2.25 rye
.5 Benedictine
2 dashes Angostura
stir / strain / big cube / lemon express and garnish David A. Embury, 1948
Morning Glory Fizz Scotch 2 Scotch
.5 lemon juice
.5 lime juice
.5 simple syrup
.5 egg white
absinthe
dry shake / shake with ice / strain into absinthe rinsed chilled collins / top with soda water / orange express and garnish Harry Johnson, 1882
New Toronto Bourbon 1.5 bourbon
.5 sweet vermouth
1 tsp Fernet
2 tsp honey syrup
stir / strain / up / lemon express Josh Pape
New York Flip Bourbon 1 bourbon
.75 port
.75 simple syrup
.75 cream
egg
dry shake / shake with ice / strain / up
New York Sazerac Rye 1 rye
1 Cognac
.25 simple syrup
3 dashes Peychauds
absinthe
sitr / strain into absinthe rinsed chilled glass / lemon express
New York Sour Bourbon 2 bourbon
.75 lemon juice
.75 simple syrup
.5 egg white
.25 red wine
dry shake all but wine / add ice and shake / strain over rocks / top with red wine
Old Fashioned Any 2 whiskey
.25 simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura
1 dash orange bitters
stir / strain / big cube / lemon and/or orange express and garnish
Old Hat Rye 2 rye
.25 simple syrup
.25 sweet vermouth
4 dashes angostura
stir / strain / big cube / orange express and garnish Benjamin Schwartz, 2010
Old Pal Rye 1.5 rye
.75 dry vermouth
.75 Campari
sitr / strain / big cube / orange express and garnish Harry MacElhorne, 1929
Paper Plane Bourbon .75 bourbon
.75 Amaro Nonino
.75 Aperol
.75 lemon juice
shake / strain / up Samuel Ross, 2008
Penicillin Scotch 2 Scotch
.75 lemon
.5 honey syrup
.25 ginger syrup
.25 peated Scotch
shake all but peated Scotch / strain / big cube / float peated Scotch Samuel Ross, 2005
Perfect Manhattan Rye 2 rye
.5 sweet vermouth
.5 dry vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters
stir / strain / up / lemon express
Pete's Word Scotch .75 Scotch
.75 Green Chartreuse
.75 maraschino
.75 lime
shake / strain / up Pete Ward, 2008
Preakness Rye 1.5 rye
.75 sweet vermouth
.25 Benedictine
dash Angostura
stire / strain / up / lemon express W.C. Whitfield, 1939
Presciption Julep Rye 1 rye
1.5 Cognac
.25 simple syrup
mint
muddle mint with simple syrup / add spirits and top with crushed ice / lightly stir / top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig Jerry Thomas, 1862
Professional Bourbon 1.5 bourbon
.5 overproof Jamaican rum
1 Campari
stir / strain / big cube / orange express and garnish Benjamin Shwartz, 2010
Rattlesnake Rye 2 rye
.75 lemon
.75 simple syrup
.5 egg white
absinthe
dry shake all but absinthe / shake with ice / strain into an absinthe rinsed glass Harry Craddock, 1930
Red Hook Rye 2 rye
.5 sweet vermouth
.5 maraschino
stir / strain / up / cherry garnish Vicenzo Errico, 2003
Remember The Maine Rye 2 rye
.75 sweet vermouth
.25 Cherry Heering
barspoon absinthe
stir / strain / up Charles H. Baker, 1939
Rusty Nail Scotch 2 Scotch
.5 Drambuie
build in a rocks glass on a big rock
Saratoga Rye 1 rye
1 Cognac
1 sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura
stir / strain / up / lemon express
Sazarac Rye 2 rye
.25 simple syrup
3 dashes Peychauds bitters
1 dash Angostura
absinthe
stir / strain into chilled absinthe rinsed rocks glass / lemon express Thomas Handy, c.1870
Scofflaw Rye 1.5 rye
1 dry vermouth
.75 lemon juice (or lime)
.5 grenadine
dash orange bitters
shake / strain / up / orange express and garnish Harry Craddock, 1930
Scotch Lady Scotch 1.5 Scotch
.5 apple brandy
.75 lemon
.75 simple
.25 grenadine
.5 egg white
dry shake / shake with ice / strain / up Phil Ward, 2008
Scotch Lodge Scotch 1.5 peated Scotch
.5 sweet vermouth (Punt e Mes)
.5 Cynar
.5 Combier rouge
dash orange bitters
stir / strain / big rock / orange express and garnish Tommy Klus, 2013
Seelbach Bourbon 1 bourbon
.5 triple sec
7 dashes each Angostura and Peychauds bitters
Chapagne
stir all but Champage / strain into flute / top with Champagne / lemon express and garnish Adam Seger, 1995
Silver Fizz Bourbon or Rye 2 bourbon or rye
.75 lemon
.75 simple
.5 egg white
soda
shake without soda or ice / shake with ice / strain into chilled collins / top with soda
Suburban Rye 1.5 rye
.5 dark rum
.5 ruby port
dash each Angostura and orange bitters
stir / strain / up / cherry garnish Albert Stevens Crocket, 1935
Suffering Bastard Bourbon 1 bourbon
1 gin
1 lime juice
dash angostura bitters
ginger beer
shake without ginger beer / strain over rocks / top with ginger beer Joe Scialom, 1947
Talent Scout Bourbon 2.25 bourbon
.5 triple sec
2 dashes Angostura
stir / strain / big cube / lemon express and garnish
The Bone Rye 2 rye
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp simple syrup
3 dashes Tabasco
shake / strain / up David Wondrich, 2009
The Copywriter Irish 2 Irish
.75 lemon juice
.5 sweet vermouth
.5 honey syrup
soda water
Shake / strain onto ice in a collins glass / top with soda / garnish with a lemon twist Steven Weiss
The Derby Bourbon 2 bourbon
.5 sweet vermouth
.5 orange curaçao
.75 lime juice
shake / strain / up / garnish with a mint leaf Trader Vic, 1947
The Hunter Bourbon 1.5 bourbon
.75 Cherry Heering
stir / strain / big cube / cherry garnish
Tipperary Irish 1.5 Irish
.75 sweet vermouth
.5 Green Chartruese
2 dashes Angostura (optional)
stir / strain / up / lemon express Hugo Ensslin, 1916
Toronto Canadian 2 Canadian
.25 Fernet
.25 simple
stir / strain / up / orange express David Embury, 1948
Vieux Carre Rye .75 rye
.75 Cognac
.75 sweet vermouth
barspoon Benedictine
1 dash Angostura
1 dash Peychauds
stir / strain / big cube / lemon express and garnish Walter Bergeron, 1938
Waldorf Rye 2 rye
.75 sweet vermouth
.25 absinthe
2 dashes angostura
stir / strain / up Ted Saucier, 1951
Ward 8 Bourbon 2 bourbon
.75 lemon juice
.75 orange juice
.5 grenadine
shake / strain / rocks
Whiskey Smash Bourbon 1.5 bourbon
1 water
.75 simple syrup
two lemon wedges
pinch mint leaves
muddle / shake / strain over crushed ice / garnish with mint Dale Degraff, 1999
Whiskey Sour Bourbon 2 bourbon
1 lemon
.75 simple
.5 egg white
shake without ice / shake with ice / strain over rocks
Wild Eyed Rose Irish 2 Irish
.75 lime
.75 grenadine
shake / strain / up Victor Bergeron, 1947