Customers have a new appreciation for the old: especially when it comes to cocktails! Here are some fun old school recipes to try behind your bar:

1. Corpse Reviver #1

1 oz Applejack
1 oz sweet vermouth
Pour into cocktail shaker with glass, stir well, and then strain into cocktail glass.

2. Bee’s Knees

.75 oz lemon juice
.75 oz of honey simple syrup
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker, shake well and then strain into rocks glass. Garnish with lemon peel or twist.

3. Mint Julep

3 fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon mint simple syrup
1 oz bourbon
1 fresh mint sprig
Crushed ice

Place mint leaves and mint simple syrup in a chilled julep cup. Gently press leaves against cup with back of bar spoon to release the minty aroma. Fill the cup as tightly as you can with crushed ice and then pour in the bourbon of your choice. Insert straw and garnish with mint sprig.

4. Widow’s Kiss

1.5oz Apple Brandy
.75oz Yellow Chartreuse
.75oz Benedictine
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
This drink calls for straightforward instructions. Simply stir ingredients together with ice and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a cherry.

5. Martinez

1.5 oz of Old Tom Gin
1.5 oz of sweet vermouth
.25 oz of maraschino liqueur
2 dashes of angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice, shake and then strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with orange peel if desired.

6. Jack Rose

2 oz Applejack
1 oz lime juice
.5 oz grenadine
Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an apple slice if desired.

7. Moonwalk

1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1 oz of orange liqueur
3 drops of rose water
top with champagne or sparkling wine
Combine grapefruit juice, orange liqueur, and rose water into shaker with ice. Shake and then strain into champagne flute, top the glass with your choice of champagne or sparkling wine.

8. Death in the Afternoon

1.5 oz absinthe
4.5 oz champagne
Pour absinthe into champagne or coupe glass and fill to top with champagne.

9. Bijou

1 oz London dry gin
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 oz green chartreuse
1 dash of orange bitters

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, stir for 20 seconds and then strain into a cocktail glass, coupe or martini glass is preferable. Use lemon peel as garnish if desired.