The Suburban Cocktail

This is an old but quasi-lost cocktail which I was introduced to not by my favorite local craft bar, Singlebarrel in San Jose, but by BB’s Restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. Really. It’s a clear cousin to the Manhattan, and was apparently invented in the late 1800s at the Waldorf-Astoria.

The Suburban Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz. rye whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. dark rum
  • 1/2 oz. port
  • dash orange bitters
  • dash aromatic (Angostura) bitters

Stir with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

The restaurant used a gentler bourbon which I think I might actually have preferred—the original recipe clearly calls for rye, though. Of course, I’m cheating by using a California Madeira rather than a true port, and used Coruba rum, which I might swap out for something a little more complex and assertive next attempt.

  1. jaiivarsson reblogged this from chipotle and added:
    I think I need to try this one. Despite my dislike for rum.
  2. chipotle posted this