This high-octane classic, which appears in Ted Saucier’s 1951 Bottoms Up, was named after the Diamondback Lounge in Maryland’s Lord Baltimore Hotel.

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Diamondback Diamondback
This boozy rye whiskey cocktail combines the American spirit with Applejack and Chartreuse, for a high-octane American classic.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail
Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 12 oz. American rye whiskey
  • 34 oz. Laird’s Applejack
  • 34 oz. yellow Chartreuse


  1. Combine ingredients in an ice-filled pint glass. Quickly stir and strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass.