Bar Manager Tristan Willey of Booker & Dax - New York, NY

I’m a pretty simple guy when it comes to drinking: about the only thing I sometimes put into my booze is ice.  But I’m always up for trying a cocktail (as long as it isn’t too sweet.  So I’m not really sure what I’m going to do with this page.  I will definitely list my favorite Seasonal Cocktails and I will also try to provide some photos and recipes when I can.  There is another section of the site where I will note my favorite bars.

Spring and Summer Cocktails:

  1. The Classic: Plymouth Gin and Fever Tree Tonic with a wedge of lime
  2. The Yacht Club Special: Mt. Gay Run and Tonic with a wedge of lime
  3. The Tractor Pull: See recipe below
  4. The Classic Daiquiri: 10 Cane White Rum, fresh line juice, agave nectar
  5. The Dark & Stormy: Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and Gosling’s Ginger Beer with a wedge of lemon


Fall and Winter Cocktails:

  1. Schrohe’s Manhattan: Whistle Pig Rye, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters
  2. The Saint’s Envy: Angel’s Envy Bourbon, St. Germain Elderflower Liquor, apple cider, Miller High Life
  3. The Modern Irish: Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey, Stumptown Coffee, fresh cream
  4. The Sazerac: Michter’s Straight Rye Whiskey, simple syrum, Peychaud Aromatic Bitters, twist of lemon
  5. The Sidecar: Cognac, Cointreau, fesh lemon juice, twist of lemon


Some recipes you will enjoy:

The Tractor Pull (thanks to my friends from St. Germain)

  • Put the following into a shaker glass filled with ice:
    • 1 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
    • 1 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liquor
    • 3/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • Shake and strain into a pilsner or pint glass
  • Fill with wheat beer
  • Garnish with a lemon slice


More to come…