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.

A breakfast martini with orange zest next to a plate with buttered toast and marmalade, a pair of reading glasses, and a newspaper.
Although we're not necessarily suggesting that you consume this for breakfast, you'll think of it every time you look at your jar of marmalade. Hence, a breakfast martini.
A highball glass filled with classic old-fashioned cocktail and large ice cubes.
This classic old-fashioned cocktail recipe, made of sugar, water, whiskey or bourbon, and a splash of bitters, is an American classic.
A classic Manhattan cocktail in a coupe glass with a lemon garnish.
A classic Manhattan cocktail is incredibly sassy. Made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, Grand Marnier, bitters, and a lemon twist, it's a classic for a reason.
A Sazerac cocktail garnished with a twist, sitting on a bar beside a spoon and a bottle of rye whiskey.
The Sazerac cocktail is making a comeback revisiting the charm of old-school cocktails. Rye whiskey, absinthe, bitters, simple syrup, and a classic twist are all it takes.
A tall aperitif glass filled with hanky panky cocktail and an orange twist on the rim of the glass.
This hanky panky cocktail recipe is similar to a martini, with a slightly sweet edge. Perfect for Valentine's day or date night.
A tall glass filled with dark and stormy cocktail with ginger beer being poured in.
The dark and stormy cocktail is a simple concoction of smooth rum, spicy ginger beer, and a wedge of lime. Sorta like a grown up soda.
A coupe glass filled with a revolver cocktail, garnished with orange peel.
This revolver cocktail recipe is made with bourbon, coffee liquor, and orange bitters. An alternative to the Manhattan cocktail.
Fatty Daddy Cocktail
The David Leite cocktail recipe, made from bourbon, bacon, maple syrup, port, and Amarena cherries, is also known as The Fatty Daddy. Guess why.
A high ball glass partially filled with an amber Sazerac cocktail without absinthe and an oversized ice cube.
This Sazerac cocktail skips the traditional absinthe but still contains a little anise zip from anise bitters plus additional flavorings for a modern twist on a classic cocktail.
Four aperitif glasses filled with little hot after dinner shots on a silver tray.
These little hot after dinner shots, made with brandy or whiskey and topped with whipped cream, are like an Irish coffee…minus the coffee.


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