Top 5 cocktails that stood the test of time

Some classic cocktails that you drink on daily bases have been here for more than a decade. Here at Lounge 87 we present you 5 drinks that stood the test of time.

1 - Sazerac

This strong cocktails has whiskey, Cognac and absinthe. The Sazerac
was invented in New Orleans in the mid-1800’s. It's name comes from the type of Cognac used (Sazerac-de-Forge et Fils). The ingredients are Cognac, Rye whiskey, Absinthe ,Sugar cube and Peychaud’s bitters.

2 - Bees Knees

Bees Knees is a personal favorite summer cocktail due to its refreshing and sweet taste. The ingredients are Gin, Lemon juice and Honey syrup. This cocktail was invented in 1920's and the origin of the name is unknown but the meaning is "the best".

3 - Negroni

The Negroni is a true cocktail classic. Made of three equal parts, gin, sweet vermouth and Campari, makes it simple and easy to mix. This cocktail has a sharp taste that not everybody will love like the famous quote says "The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other." The traditional version, from Italy, is stirred and poured over a rocks glass with ice, and its used an orange slice instead of a peel for garnish.


Dating back to the 19th century, the Old Fashioned is one of the oldest recorded in the history of cocktails, developed around 1860. Originally was known as whiskey cocktail, and this first versions of the old fashioned were more popular being made with rye than Bourbon. The Old Fashioned is one of the most popular cocktails of all time. The simple ingredients (bourbon, sugar, Angostura bitters, and Orange peel) makes it an easy recipe that anyone can do at home.

5- Gin Fizz

The gin fizz is an iconic sour and sweet perfectly balanced cocktail that dates back to the 1870's in New Orleans. The ingredients are Gin, Lemon, Simple syrup, Egg white and Soda water.