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The Amaretto Sour is a highly requested cocktail made in a variation of ways; our way is the Jeffrey Morgenthaler design.
Created by Mariano Licudine of the Mai-Kai Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale FL in 1971. The Mai-Kai, opened December 1956, it's now registered as a Historic Place in the National Registers and is the last known tiki-themed restaurant serving original Don Beachcomber cocktail recipes.
While there is no real history behind this drink, nor do we know whom created it, this cocktail came across our desk and we just had to make it.
Dry and acidic, not too sweet, but all the flavors pair well together without anything overpowering; a bit of molasses/blackstrap, musty rye and hard to put down.
Not to be confused with the single-word form of the “Southside”, the Chicago South Side is a similar variation that brings Angostura into the mix. Unlike the Southside, however, this cocktail calls for lime juice over lemon juice and London Dry Gin over American Gin.
The daiquiri is a classic island cocktail invented a dozen times by dozens of people. It's so simple that it's a perfect rum sour design.
This cocktail was designed by Disaronno to promote their Cavalli partnership in which the Amaretto bottle was re-designed in the style of Roberto Cavalli.
Some dedicated cocktail historians will tell you it was originally made with cognac over gin, but that’s still highly contested. Initially created at the New York Bar in Paris, the alcohol kick is like being shelled by a French 75mm field gun and thus you have “The French 75.”
You can create a “Fix” with any core spirit, as documented on page 135 of How To Mix Drinks by Jerry Thomas. Most accurately, a “fix” is typically served shaken with ice and served over ice, while a sour is shaken with ice but served in a chilled glass without ice.
The original Gin Fizz recipe was published in 1862 by Jerry Thomas, The Bartender’s Guide: How To Mix Drinks. Similar to that of a Gin Fix but with less ice and more fizz (carbonation).
This cocktail design was utilized in the mid-1800s as a medical solution. There is evidence of these ingredients being used by the British Royal Navy as a solution to scurvy dating to around 1857.
Grapefruit and tequila have been paired together for years as well as spicy margaritas; this recipe brings both together.
First created by Constantino Ribalaigua Vert in Cuba, this Daiquiri variation is often referred to as the Hemingway Daiquiri or Daiquiri #3