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Back in 1935, when The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book first hit shelves, mixing port into a cocktail was a regular occurrence, giving drinks a tannic edge and winey fruitiness. Even so, the Suburban, a riff on the Manhattan, is a rare breed of cocktail—even for the ‘30s. A mix of rye whiskey, dark rum, bitters and port, the Suburban is deep and jammy with a round, velvety texture that hugs your mouth.

Sweet, Dry


  • 1 oz rye
  • .75 oz ruby port
  • .75 oz dark rum
  • 1 hefty dash orange bitters
  • 1 hefty dash angostura


Step one

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, and stir.

Step two

Strain into a lowball glass.

Contributed by Supercall

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