Toosie Rolls have been part of the military since their inception, but there was one battle that this candy was a little more than a treat for tired soldiers. This cocktail by Aisha Sharpe blends rye whiskey, chocolate bitters, and sweet Pedro Ximenez sherry to replicate this sweet treat. It works quite nicely.
If you are serious about the craft of bartending, at some point you have bumped into a mention of Death and Co. They published a book in 2014 that took a deep, deep dive into what makes them an elite venue to enjoy a drink. Their cocktail Night Watch jumped out at me, using black strap rum and dark sherry to invoke the mood of the Rembrandt painting it is named after.
Sherry has been around for centuries, but was lost to the United States when Prohibition struck. As bartenders are diving deeper into history, sherry is slowly moving back into the limelight. Dan Greenbaum's The Second Marriage takes this classic wine and blends it with a classic cocktail to create a modern masterpiece, as #100DaysOfCocktails discovered.