10 Stiff Cocktail Recipes (to See You Through the Election)

These stiff cocktail recipes, including a breakfast martini, dark and stormy, Manhattan, and an old-fashioned, are our favorite boozy (and we DO mean boozy!) beverages. Here’s how to make them.

Breakfast Martini

Oh, what a way to start a day! Just shake yourself this citrusy martini and take the rest of the morning—and afternoon—off from all your troubles.
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Classic Old-Fashioned Cocktail

A little sugar, a splash of bitters, and a lotta booze—your grandma's go-to drink. (Oh wait, was that just our family?!)
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Classic Manhattan Cocktail

Rye whiskey, vermouth, Grand Marnier, and bitters all work the devil's magic in this all-but-forgotten formula for a cocktail classic.
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Sazerac Cocktail

A boozy, much-ballyhooed cocktail of absinthe, brandy, bitters, and sugar that you can mix a blissfully short stumble from your couch.
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Hanky Panky Cocktail

A classic hanky panky calls for gin, sweet vermouth, Fernet Branca, an orange twist, and, after the first sip, a ginormous grin. There's a reason it's a classic.
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Dark and Stormy Cocktail

It was a dark and stormy night...oops. We mean, this stiff yet slightly sweet cocktail is certain to thunder through your evening.
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The Revolver Cocktail

"A terrific, deeply flavored cocktail." "A blessing after a rough day at work." That's what folks are saying about this cocktail.
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Fatty Daddy Cocktail

You've not "made it" until you've an eponymous cocktail all your own. Witness the Fatty Daddy, a sweetly surprising number that packs a punch, just like our own dear David.
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Sazerac Cocktail Without Absinthe

All the flavor of the classic without any of the purported hallucinogenic properties. With apologies to Baudelaire, Hemingway, van Gogh, et al.
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Little Hot After Dinner Shots

An innocent little after dinner libation that's sorta got a suave sophisticate thing going on. Consider it a liquid lullaby.
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