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Classic Cocktails For The Rocks Glass


Classic Cocktails For The Rocks Glass


Though the cocktail scene may have strayed into more complicated concoctions in the last decade, the “oldie but goodies” have begun to make their way back to the forefront. People have now started requesting more of the classics like the Manhattan, Rusty Nails, and Juleps. With your new pair of customized Rocks Glasses from Kustom Products, isn’t it time you tried your hand at making some of the classics and seeing if you can find a new old favorite?


Below are our top five classics cocktails created for the Rocks Glass. Make some cocktails for you and your friends, and get creative with expanding on the classic cocktail to make it all your own! Add a pair of whiskey stones to the mix to keep your cocktails cold without watering down that great new flavor you just created!


  1. Negroni

The Negroni was created in a cafe in Italy in 1919. Legend has it that Count Camillo Negroni asked his bartender friend to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by replacing the soda water with gin.


1 part Gin

1 part Campari

1 part Sweet Vermouth

1 Orange Slice

Fill a rocks glass with ice cubes (or whiskey stones) and add all ingredients. Stir. 
Garnish with orange.


2. Old Fashioned

This cocktail was actually created for the Rocks Glass, also known as the Old Fashioned
Glass! James E. Pepper created the cocktail in Louisville before bringing the recipe to NYC where it gained its fame.


2 parts Bourbon

2 Dashes Bitters

1 White Sugar Cube

1 Orange Twist

Muddle sugar cube and bitters in a chilled glass. Fill with ice cubes (or whiskey stones). Add bourbon and stir. Garnish with orange twist.

3. Amaretto Sour

Amaretto’s legend dates back to 1525 when one of Da Vinci’s pupils, Luini, was commissioned to paint a Saronno church, depicting the Madonna. Luini used a young widowed innkeeper as his model and out of gratitude and affection, she steeped apricot kernels into brandy and presented it to him as a gift.


1.5 parts Amaretto

1 part Lemon Juice

⅔ part Simple Syrup

1 Orange Slice

1 Whole Cherry

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice cubes (or whiskey stones). Garnish with orange and cherry.


4. Gimlet

The origin of the Gimlet does not have a clear story, but can be traced back to British officers in the 19th century who used citrus juice as a method of preventing scurvy, and thus mixed it with alcohol. It’s also said that the drink was named after a tool used to bore into barrels of spirits on Navy ships- a gimlet.


1 ⅔ parts Citron Vodka

¾ parts Simple Syrup

¾ parts Lime Juice

1 Lime Twist

Fill a rocks glass with ice cubes (or whiskey stones). Add all ingredients. Garnish with lime twist.


5. Sazerac

In 1850, Sewell Taylor sold his bar and went into the imported liquor business. He began importing a brand of cognac named Sazerac-de-Forge, creating the Sazerac cocktail with the cognac and bitters being made down the street by Antoine Amedie Peychaud.


2 parts Rye Whiskey

⅓ part Simple Syrup

3 dashes Absinthe

2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

1 dash Bitters

1 Lemon Twist

Add all ingredients into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

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