Modernista cocktail



  • 4 Parts Scotch Whisky
  • 1 Part Dark Rum of Jamaican Type
  • 1 Part Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dashes AbsintheType
  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters
  • 1 Twist Orange
  • 1 Whole Maraschino Berry
  • Preparation:

  • Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  • Add all ingredients.
  • Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a maraschino berry and orange.
  • Green Vesper ( 1 )

    Green vesper


  • 3 oz Tanqueray export strength gin
  • 1 oz Stolichnaya 100-proof vodka
  • 1/2 oz La Fee Parisienne absinthe
  • Preparation:

  • Add absinthe, vodka and gin into a boston shaker, add ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Earthquake


    An Earthquake coctail is an interesting combination of Canadian whiskey, the herbal flavors of Pernod and the smooth taste of Plymouth Gin. This one will shake you up, hence the name.


  • 1/3 oz Canadian whiskey
  • 1/3 oz Pernod
  • 1/3 oz Plymouth Gin
  • Preparation:

  • Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Death In The Afternoon

    Death in the Afternoon

    In 1932, Ernest Hemingway published Death in the Afternoon, a nonfiction account of the customs of Spanish bullfighting. Hemingway was living in Europe, and there’s ample documentation of his time spent in bars and cafes across the continent. There are few authors out there whose writing can make you want a drink more reliably than Papa (the fishing-and-white-wine-drinking scene in The Sun Also Rises has forever changed the way we think about white wine), so if a cocktail comes with his recommendation, we’re all for it. This drink was published in a 1935 collection of celebrity cocktail recipes, and Hemingway’s own instructions are thus: "Pour one jigger of absinthe into a champagne glass. Add iced champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly." We don’t necessarily recommend the three-to-five part, but hey -- you’re a grown-up. You can make up your own mind.


  • 1 1/2 oz absinthe
  • 4 oz brut champagne
  • Preparation:

  • Pour the absinthe into a champagne flute and top with champagne.
  • Corpse Reviver

    Corpse Reviver Cocktail

    Now this is a fun, stylish cocktail for Halloween parties. It pairs well in a dark cocktail menu with the Black Martini for a little scare with some class. The story of the Corpse Reviver is that of a drink "taken before 11 a.m., or whenever steam and energy are needed," according to The Savoy Cocktail Book (Harry Craddock, 1930). There are a number of other variations of the drink, which have been researched quite diligently at Bitters & Twisted.

    Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 1 1/2 oz brandy
  • 3/4 oz Calvados or other apple brandy
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • Preparation:

  • Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Stir well.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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