Cocktail Blog

Since 2011, Erik and I have been making and collecting cocktail recipes. Cocktails are a curious arena, at once indulgent yet diplomatic: the line between invigorating and toxic easily muddled. Not to mention historical: many of the classic date back to the late 1800s. 

To see if we have a drink recipe in our repertoire, search it's name or one of its main ingredients in the search bar below.


I don't remember how this drink came to be known in The Dandy Branch, it was in the original Italian Leather Bound Book of Cocktails Erik and I created back in 2011. We probably found it on the 12 Bottle Bar website. Our original source for basic cocktails and bar building.



1 1/2 oz Rye Whiskey

1 oz Dry Vermouth

3/4 oz lemon juice

3/4 oz grenadine

Shake and strain, garnish with a lemon twist