Everyone Loves A Classic

By Roberta Naas

Whether you love to mix your own drinks or go somewhere where everybody knows your name, there are some classic cocktails that reign supreme and certainly should be on your list of drinks instead of the trendy new drops. Everybody’s ‘classic’ list differs somewhat, from Negronis to martinis, but here we take a look at four Classic cocktails you need to master.

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Dewar’s Double Old Fashioned

Try a spin on the bourbon old fashioned with this one made using Dewar’s 15 Scotch Whisky.


  • 2.5 oz Dewar’s 15 Scotch Whisky
  • 0.3 oz Orgeat syrup 
  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters 


In a mixing glass add all ingredients over ice. Stir until the ice dilutes (about 20 seconds). Strain over cubed ice or a large cube. Garnish with lemon and orange peels. 

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Broken Shed’s Broken Vodka Martini

While gin martinis are still in vogue, try the new Broken Shed vodka martini. Shaken not stirred, as 007 so aptly said.


  • 3 oz Broken Shed Vodka
  • Splash of Olive Brine



Add ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with three olives.

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Basel Hayden Dark Rye Manhattan

Whiskey or bourbon work well in a Manhattan, but the fruits in this Basel Hayden Dark Rye add just a touch of sweetness and spice. 



Add all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir thoroughly. Use a strainer to pour into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with Luxardo cherry.

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Russell’s Reserve 10-Year Boulevardier

The big brother to the Negroni thanks to its more direct flavor profile and spirits, the Boulevardier is a true classic when made with Russell’s Reserve 10 Year bourbon. 


  • 1.5 oz Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Cinzano 1757 Vermouth



Combine all spirits in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake well (30 seconds). Strain into chilled rocks glass over a single large cube or ice round. Garnish with orange slice.