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Saratoga Cocktail


Saratoga Cocktail

Saratoga Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham
This is the classic recipe for a Saratoga Cocktail, not the pineapple and maraschino with brandy version which is considerably more modern. It comes from the 1880's and is essentially a Manhattan with half the whiskey replaced with brandy (Cognac is preferred by many). Rye whiskey is also a preferred choice and this is convenient considering the variety of brands that are making a comeback, though a premium bourbon will also fit the bill. The Saratoga is a fantastic change of pace and deserves the best whiskey and brandy you can mix with.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Twist a lemon peel over the glass and drop it into the drink.

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