How to Drink Cocktail Recipe Collection

Improved Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

Old Fashioned Cocktail with an orange peel. On a wooden table.

Recipe from How to Drink episode: Three Perfect Whiskey Cocktails


Dash of Absinthe (try Pernod)
Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Boker's Bitters
Lemon peel garnish



Add all ingredients to a mixing glass (not the garnish). Add ice and stir. Strain into glass and garnish.

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Greg's Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

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Recipe from How to Drink episode: rdr 2


2 barspoons simple syrup
2 barspoons Peychaud's Bitters
2 oz Old Forester Rye
Garnish: lemon twist


Rinse glass with absinthe. Add ice and 2 barspoons of simple syrup and 2 barspoons of Peychaud's into mixing glass. Add 2 ounces of rye. Stir and strain into glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

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St. Denis Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

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Recipe from How to Drink episode: rdr 2


Demerara sugar cubes
Garnish: lemon twist


Rinse glass with absinthe. Add demerara sugar cube to glass. Add 2 dashes of bitters and cognac to mixing glass. Add ice into mixing glass and stir. Strain into chilled glass and garnish with twist of lemon.

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The Original Cobra Fang Cocktail Recipe

Cobra Fang cocktail from How to Drink

Recipe from How to Drink episode: A History of Tiki: Don the Beachcomber


0.5 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
0.5 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
0.5 oz Myer's Dark Rum
0.25 oz Fassionola syrup
1 dash grenadine
Lime wheel & cinnamon stick  


Fill a glass with crushed ice. Pour in the orange and lime juice, followed by the Falernum. Then the Fassionola syrup, and a dash of grenadine (for the color.) Follow that with a dash of both Absinthe and Angostura bitters. Finally, add the overproof Demerara rum and the dark Jamaican rum. Swizzle in the glass until the color is uniform. Top off with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and a cinnamon stick. The cinnamon is key!

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