Hennessy VS, Absinthe and Sugar
Sazerac is one of the oldest known cocktails with its origins in pre-civil war New Orleans, Louisiana. The original drink was created by Antoine Amédée Peychaud in 1830.
Appleton VX, Sweet Vermouth and Pomegranate
El Presidente originated in Havana, Cuba and was popular from the 1920’s through the 1940’s. It was named in honor of Cuban President Gerardo Machado and quickly became the preferred cocktail of the Cuban upper-class.
Brandy, Cointreau and Lemon Juice
The exact origin is unclear; it was thought to be invented around the end of World War I, in London or Paris. The Side Car first appeared in 1922 in Harry MacElhone’s, “Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails”
Hendrinks Gin, Compari and Sweet Vermouth
In 1920's Florence Casoni bar, Mr Cammillo Negroni asked his bartender Scarselli for a fortified “Americano” with gin. With that the “Negroni” was born.
Dewars 12, Drambuie
The Rusty Nail was created in the late 1950’s specifically to appeal to Americans. It was created by Norman MacKinnon, who descends from the same legendary Captain John MacKinnon that was given the Drambuie recipe as a reward from Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters
In the early 1870’s at the Manhattan Club in New York City, Dr. Iain Marshall invented the Manhattan for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill, Winston’s mother) in honor of presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden. Many great stories have risen about the origins of this classic cocktail.
Dark 'n Stormy
Gosling's Black Seal Rum, Gosling's Non-Alcoholic Ginger Beer, lime
Originated in the ginger beer factory, run as a subsidiary to the Royal Naval Officer's Club. It was soon discovered that a splash of the local black rum was just what the ginger beer was missing. The name is said to have originated when an old salt, observed that the drink was the "color of a cloud only a fool or dead man would sail under." Probably followed by ' "Barman- I'll have another Dark 'n Stormy."
St. Germain, Grand Marnier, lavender syrup, Champagne
Created in Chicago in 2011, this popular cocktail has taken guests of Bridge Bar by surprise. Enjoy!