For the first day of the World Series we’re drinking a #quarantini called the Cooperstown.

There is no generally accepted, classic “Baseball Cocktail,” but according to, this drink is the MVP of the sport.

The Cooperstown Cocktail was created at the old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel before Prohibition as a tribute to the sporting types from the tiny upstate town who used to drop by when they were in the city.

When baseball established the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, the drink became part of cocktail history.

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.”

Yogi Berra

Hay Harvest by Pieter Bruegel, Elder


An alternative to ball park beer. Doesn’t go so well with hot-dogs, but very nice with a plate of cheese and crackers.


What you need

1 1/2 ounces Tanqueray gin.
3/4 ounce Martini & Rossi rosso vermouth.
3/4 ounce Noilly Prat Original dry vermouth.
2 dashes Orange bitters.
2 mint leaves (Garnish)

What you do

Pre-chill the glass.
Fill a Shaker with ice and add liquids.
Shake until well chilled.
Fine strain carefully into the serving glass.
Garnish and serve.

Garnish: Sprig of Mint
Serve: Coupe glass
Style: Aperitif
Taste: Strong, sweet martini

Patrick (Paddy) Moore

Patrick (Paddy) Moore is the author of the series Quarantinis, Eh? featuring cocktails that commemorate the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2021.

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