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Verbena

Tequila , Modern Classics

At The Chandelier bar at The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, chief mixologist Mariena Mercer has been experimenting with Szechuan buttons for years, and this cocktail is one of the bar’s most popular signature drinks.

Margarita Picante

Tequila , Frozen / Blended

This take on a Frozen Margarita at Coccoloba Bar & Grill at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on the Grand Cayman incorporates the fresh juices of honeydew and lime and the subtle spice of cayenne pepper.

Spicy Margarita

Tequila , Modern Classics

While the rest of humanity sucks back sickly sweet blender bombs this Cinco de Mayo, find your way to a more serious drink. Muddled jalapeño adds a spicy edge to the baked agave flavors of Tequila CAZADORES Reposado for a Margarita that’s fit for the fifth of May—or any other day of the year.

Golden Frog

Vodka , Modern Classics

This cocktail by Steve Schneider appears on the inaugural menu of Panama City’s The Strangers Club in honor of Panama’s national animal.

Smiling Rabbit

Mezcal , Modern Classics

This mezcal cocktail is the signature drink at Washington, D.C.’s Espita Mezcaleria.

Frozen Sangria

Wine & Champagne , Frozen / Blended

Wine, fruit and booze—what’s not to love?

Coin-Operated Boy

Rye , Modern Classics

From Perez Klebahn, the bar manager at Baltimore’s Rye, this cocktail is a tall on-the-rocks refresher that surprises. The drink unfolds with salty-sweet intrigue from a house-made caramel by bartender Steve Lamb.

Blackberry Wine Slushy

Vodka Wine & Champagne , Frozen / Blended

Now you have the perfect use for that bit of leftover wine.

Whisky Contardo

Scotch , Modern Classics

With a little bit of care and thought, the old-school Whisky Mac can be reimagined and turned into something worthy of our more particular modern cocktailing palates, the Whisky Contardo, from bartender Adam Bernbach at Washington, D.C.’s 2 Birds 1 Stone.

Allspice Irish Coffee

Whiskey

An Irish Coffee is all about the ingredients. And this one by Mary Chojnacki of the Chicago Athletic Association features amazing coffee, incredible whiskey and a pleasant dash of spice.

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