One of the great classic cocktails, this one's made the old fashioned way -- with rye whiskey.
Chef John's Whiskey Sour
This is the best whiskey sour recipe. I'm excited to share my favorite formula for this incredibly refreshing, super simple, absolutely delicious drink. Day drinking is the best, and if that day happens to be sunny and hot, there's no better cocktail to enjoy than a classic whiskey sour. Garnish with a slice of blood orange and a Luxardo cherry.
John Collins Cocktail
Of the Collins siblings, John's gin-toting brother, Tom, is more famous. With whiskey, John is somewhat similar to a whiskey sour with club soda.
If you like a Negroni and you like whiskey, too, give this one a try. It's a whiskey Negroni. Play with the ratios; I sometimes pull back on the sweet vermouth just slightly. This is also great served on the rocks.
Cocktail a la Louisiane
There's a lot going on in this complex rye whiskey cocktail named after an old restaurant in New Orleans.
Blood and Sand Cocktail
This long forgotten Prohibition-era cocktail is named for the 1922 movie starring Rudolph Valentino. It is the movie which, on his death bed, he stated he'd like to be his legacy. Try this drink straight up, and toast one of the most revered actors of silent film.