Around the World in 60 Cocktails: Graham & Palmer

Exploring Earth’s frozen frontier is the ultimate adventure. To sail past sculpted icebergs and calving glaciers, on the lookout for the region’s captivating wildlife: penguins, seals, whales and seabirds. What could be better?

The Antarctic Peninsula is the most accessible and warmest part of the continent. In 1932, the British named the northern part of the peninsula Graham Land after Sir James R. G. Graham, First Lord of the Admiralty at the time of John Biscoe’s exploration of the west side of peninsula in 1832. Nathaniel Brown Palmer was an American seal hunter, explorer, sailing captain, and ship designer. He gave his name to Palmer Land, which he explored in 1820 on his Hero sloop. Together Graham and Palmer Lands make up some of the world’s most powerful and complex territories.

Complex and powerful is the perfect definition for this old-fashioned style cocktail that blends Kamm & Sons botanical flavors with Rye, Port and Whiskey, plus a dash of chocolate bitters for pizzazz. Enjoy the perfect accompaniment as you’re watching the world (and icebergs) go by!


  • 1 bsp. Michter’s Straight Rye 
  • ½ oz. White Port
  • ½ oz. Kamm & Sons
  • ½ oz. Giffard Banane du Brésil
  • 1 oz. Steel Bonnets Whisky
  • 4 drops Chocolate bitters

How to Prepare:

  1. Chill an old fashioned glass & put to one side
  2. Prepare an orange twist garnish
  3. Collect a mixing glass & fill with cubed ice
  4. Add all of the ingredients and stir for 10-15 seconds
  5. Drain excess water from the old fashioned glass
  6. Express orange zest over the top of the drink
  7. Twist & place orange zest on the top of the cocktail