Cardboard Plane

Cardboard Plane

The Cardboard Plane was created by Jason O'Bryan at The Lion's Share in San Diego. It's one of his favourite originals and it shares a few similarities to Sam Ross' Paper Plane, although this is a much juicer version.…

Left Hand Cocktail

Left Hand

Sam Ross created a Manhattan/Negroni mash up known as the Left Hand (bourbon whiskey, Campari, sweet vermouth & chocolate bitters) in the early 2000s.…

Whiskey Sour Recipe

Boston Sour

The original Whiskey Sour was created around 1858. Bartenders often add egg white for added texture which is technically known as a Boston Sour.…

Kentucky Maid Cocktail

Kentucky Maid

The Kentucky Maid was created in 2005 by industry heavyweight Sam Ross. It's a subtle riff on another cocktail of his from 2004, the London Maid (aka Old Maid).…

Old Fashioned Recipe

Old Fashioned

In the 1800s, the term "cocktail" referred to a drink consisting of spirit, water, sugar and bitters. Bartenders were also making "improved" versions which often included maraschino liqueur, absinthe and/or other ingredients.…

Whiskey Smash Recipe

Whiskey Smash

The Whiskey Smash first appeared in print in 1887 in Jerry Thomas’ The Bartender’s Guide. The smash family of cocktails evolved from the julep family although the modern version is more reminiscent of the sour family.…

Gold Rush Cocktail

Gold Rush

The Gold Rush was created around 2001 by a bartender at Milk & Honey, NYC. A simple variation on both a Whiskey Sour and Bees Knees. The honeyed-citrus notes are a welcome addition to a whiskey sour.…

Mint Julep Cocktail

Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is an iconic 3 ingredient cocktail which was also named the official drink of the Kentucky Derby in 1938. A perfect whiskey summer sipper.…

Brown Derby Cocktail

Brown Derby

The Brown Derby is somewhat of a bourbon whiskey based riff on a classic daiquiri. A big measure of bourbon is balanced with sweet honey syrup and sour and subtly bitter grapefruit juice. Named after the popular LA restaurant…