My F&W
quick save (...)

Historic Core Cocktail

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 Drink

John Coltharp created this drink for a 2008 contest held by L.A. bartender Marcos Tello. All entries had to be named after sub-districts in the city's downtown. The Historic Core Cocktail, made with rye and apple brandy, honors the area where Coltharp lived then.

cocktails Glassware Guide

  1. Ice
  2. 1 ounce bonded rye whiskey, such as Rittenhouse
  3. 3/4 ounce bonded apple brandy
  4. 1/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  5. 1 lemon twist, for garnish (optional)
  6. 3/4 ounce Carpano Antica Formula or other sweet vermouth
  7. Dash of Angostura bitters
  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the garnish and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe, pinch the lemon twist over the drink and drop it in.


Average Rating



Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    You might also like
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

    Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.

    Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world's most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 19-21.