This recipe first appeared with a story on Hudson Valley cocktails: Mixing Drinks with Local Lore.
How could we not include this one? First published in the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book of 1934, the drink has its roots in Brooklyn, where it was named for the Suburban Handicap, a horse race run in Sheepshead Bay when it originated in 1884 (the race is still run at Belmont Park annually). Serves 2.
- 3 ounces Rye
- 1 ounce dark Jamaican rum
- 1 ounce port
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- Gather all ingredients over cracked ice in a shaker and stir. Serve in a chilled coupe, garnish with an orange peel and serve.