Cocktail Codex

“There are only six cocktails.” So say Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, the visionaries behind the seminal craft cocktail bar Death & Co. In the James Beard award winning ”Cocktail Codex”, these experts reveal for the first time their surprisingly simple approach to mastering cocktails: the “root recipes,” six easily identifiable (and memorizable!) templates that encompass all cocktails: the old-fashioned, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip. Once you understand the hows and whys of each “family,” you’ll understand why some cocktails work and others don’t, when to shake and when to stir, what you can omit and what you can substitute when you’re missing ingredients, why you like the drinks you do, and what sorts of drinks you should turn to–or invent–if you want to try something new.

Those who book the Cocktail Codex Package will enjoy:

* Guest room of your choice. Package price will be adjusted pending room type selection.

* Signed ”Cocktail Codex” book – which was recently honored with the James Beard award for ‘Best Book’.

* Two ”Cocktail Codex” cocktails (choose from the six below) to be enjoyed at the Death & Co bar. Tip is included.

Old Fashioned variation:
Pop Quiz: Elijah Craig Bourbon, Ramazzotti Amaro, Mole Bitters

Martini variation:
European Union: Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Calvados, Sweet Vermouth, Strega, Aromatic Bitters

Daiquiri variation:
High Five: London Dry Gin, Aperol, Grapefruit, Lime

Sidecar variation:
Rational Thought: VSOP Cognac, Pear Brandy, Dry Curaçao, Lemon, Cinnamon

Highball variation:
Daisy Chain: Manzanilla Sherry, St Germain, Gentian, Verjus, Lemon, Cider

Flip variation:
Cocktail Codex White Russian: Vodka, Ristretto, Half & Half


  • Guest Room
  • Signed Cocktail Codex Book
  • Two cocktails chosen from the Cocktail Codex

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