Bizzy Izzy

The resurgence of sherry as a cocktail ingredient has brought with it many old treasures from the past, like the Bizzy Izzy from Tom Bullock’s The Ideal Bartender. Authored in 1917, it’s the oldest cocktail manual by an African-American author.

Bullock chose sherry to cut the strength of the rye, and it was a choice that stood the test of time, coming off as wholly modern today.

The original recipe called for pineapple syrup, but it comes off a bit heavy. Bar owner Al Sotack of Jupiter Disco in Brooklyn refreshed it by swapping in fresh pineapple juice (the canned stuff is fine, too).

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake everything (except the sparkling water) with ice and strain into a tall ice-filled glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Really Good App

We downloaded the app after seeing it as one of the top posts on /r/cocktails, and we've been playing around with it and adding our ingredients to the list. While it's not an all inclusive list of ingredients (missing some creme de ), it's a solid overall app and tosses out some truly spectacular recipes based on what you have in your liquor cabinet. Minor quibbles for an otherwise fantastic application!
US JCorduroy, iTunes App Store