I'm a purist mostly. I like my drinks with a glass and whiskey - nothing else. But lately, for whatever reason, I've been on a little cocktail kick - in particular the classics. When I do make a cocktail with good solid whiskey I like to know what I'm drinking. Manhattans and a great Old Fashioned have been my cocktails of choice of late. I've also been making a maple old fashioned that has turned out great.
Any of you guys guys have some good simple cocktail recipes you rely on a lot?