heritage-cocktail-book-coverAh, the Classics. Cocktail archaeology. The Philosophy of Libations. There’s nothing like something that stands the test of time, that due to structure, beauty and clarity of thought withstands the vagaries of fashion and trend.

The Classic Cocktail, an iconic symbol within the American cultural firmament stands up well within this pantheon.

A uniquely American art form, now circling the globe with industry and refreshment.

Brandy has from the outset of cocktail mixology been integral to the art of fine concoctions and creative cocktails. Indeed some of the most famous classic cocktails of today have originally been based on brandy as the base spirit.

For your enjoyment we herein list, with instruction, some of the finest original cocktails from the earliest days of mixology.

Milk Punch: 1763, Corpse Reviver #1: 1861 , Brandy Punch: 1862, Crusta: 1862, Absinthe Frappe: 1874, Japanese Cocktail: 1884, East India: 1888, Harvard: 1895, Brandy Julep: 1902, Jack Rose: 1905, Sazerac: 1907, Montana: 1910, Coffee Cocktail: 1917, Sidecar: 1922, French 75: 1930, Phoebe Snow: 1930, Old Fashioned: 1935, Vieux Carré: 1937

Milk Punch

Milk Punch

Corpse Reviver #1

Corpse Reviver #1

Crusta

Crusta

Japanese Cocktail

Japanese Cocktail

East India

East India

Harvard

Harvard

Brandy (Mint) Julep

Brandy (Mint) Julep

Jack Rose

Jack Rose

Sazerac

Sazerac

Montana

Montana

Coffee Cocktail

Coffee Cocktail

Sidecar

Sidecar

French 75

French 75

Phoebe Snow

Phoebe Snow

Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré