Cocktails

Bull Ring Cocktail | Saveur

Spirits professional Shannon Mustipher’s riff on the classic Matador cocktail swaps out a quarter of the traditional tequila with a splash of mezcal, then sweetens the mix with zippy tepache, a Mexican-style fermented pineapple drink. Make your own, or look for a good-quality canned or bottled version (Bittermans is widely available). Featured in “Split-Base Cocktails …

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The Cavendish Cocktail | Saveur

The French Connection cocktail—a simple mix of cognac and amaretto—is viewed through a Tiki lens in this split-base riff from Nick Ruiz of Patent Pending, a tiny powerhouse of a cocktail den hidden away behind a coffee shop in New York City’s Flatiron District. In tropical cocktails like the classic Mai Tai almond-based orgeat is …

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Makgeolli Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Brooklyn’s Hana Makgeolli sells an undiluted version of the classic Korean rice beverage. Closer in alcohol content to wine than beer, this cloudy, slightly effervescent brew works nicely in a spirit forward cocktail, such as this riff on the rye whiskey old fashioned. Find ginseng syrup at your local Korean grocery store or order it …

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Ginger Makgeolli Twist Recipe | Saveur

Ginger and rum lend a tropical note to makgeolli-brewer Alice Jun’s refreshing twist cocktail. For this recipe, seek out an undiluted, premium version of the Korean rice beverage, such as Jun’s Hana Takju 16. As for ginger liqueur, either Domaine de Canton or The King’s Ginger are excellent options. Featured in: “Makgeolli Magnate Alice Jun …

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Yuzu Makgeolli Mule Recipe | Saveur

Bright and bubbly, this effervescent cocktail from Brooklyn makgeolli-maker Alice Jun is easy to love. Seek out an undiluted, premium version of the Korean rice beverage, such as Jun’s Hana Takju 16. Yuzu syrup, which is also known as honey-citron tea, has a marmalade-like consistency; find it at your local Asian market, or online. Featured …

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Gin Gimlet Cocktail Recipe | Saveur

This classic gin gimlet recipe is a riff on the version which appears in Death and Co’s Cocktail Codex. A dash of aromatic orange bitters has been added at the suggestion of longtime New York bartenders Nicole and Mcson Salicetti, both veterans of some of the city’s top bars, who recommend the finishing touch to …

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