Made with brandy (or sometimes bourbon) and ginger ale, with a long spiral of lemon peel draped over the edge of an 'old-fashioned' or highball glass. Dating back to the 1890s, it was a non-alcoholic mixture of ginger ale, ice and lemon peel. By the 1910s, brandy, or bourbon would be added to make it alcoholic.
A Manhattan is a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. While rye is the traditional whiskey of choice, other commonly used whiskies include Canadian whisky, bourbon, blended whiskey, and Tennessee whiskey. Popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the mid-1870s, where it was invented by Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome.
The whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey, lemon juice, sugar, and optionally, a dash of egg white or cocktails foamer. Spirit, citrus and sugar combined to form the classic sour, one of the oldest types of cocktails. With the egg white, it is sometimes called a Boston Sour. The oldest historical mention of a whiskey sour was published in the Wisconsin newspaper, Waukesha Plain Dealer, in 1870.
The Suffering Bastard is the name for two different mixed drinks, one being more of a standard cocktail associated with World War II and the other being more of an exotic drink associated with Tiki bars. There are multiple recipe variations and historical origins have been argued and changed over time. As the history goes, a Suffering Bastard cocktail was created in Egypt at the Shepheard's Hotel.
A John Collins is a cocktail, a long drink stirred with ice and topped with soda—made from London dry gin (or Bourbon whiskey), lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water. The cocktail was attested in 1869, but may be older. This is, essentially, a tall version of the Whiskey Sour and is perfect for any occasion. It's an excellent everyday drink that can be poured in just a few minutes.
Mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon, sugar, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint. The term "julep" is generally defined as a sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine. The Mint Julep gained prominence in the southern United States during the 18th century, and it first appeared in print in 1803.
The boulevardier cocktail is an alcoholic drink composed of whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Campari. Its creation is ascribed to Erskine Gwynne, an American-born writer who founded a monthly magazine in Paris called Boulevardier, which appeared from 1927 to 1932. The drink was also popularized after it was included in Harry MacElhone’s 1927 book "Barflies and Cocktails."
The old fashioned is a cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters and water, adding whiskey or bourbon, and garnishing with orange slice and a cocktail cherry. It is traditionally served in an old fashioned glass, which predated the cocktail. Developed during the 19th century (around 1806) and given its name in the 1880s, it is an IBA Official Cocktail.