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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.

Mayahuel

Mezcal , Modern Classics

This cocktail from Washington, D.C.’s Espita Mezcaleria is a riff on a Margarita, made with mezcal and rimmed with sal de gusano.

Smiling Rabbit

Mezcal , Modern Classics

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

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.

Needful Things

Whiskey , Modern Classics

More refreshing than your average Irish Coffee, this drink from Drexl in Oakland, Calif., packs a surprising and delightful mix of flavors.

The Shannon

Whiskey , Modern Classics

The perfect Irish Coffee for a hot day, this light and refreshing cocktail by Mike Di Tota, the head bartender at The Bonnie in New York City, features the right balance of fruitiness and earthiness.
“As we’re moving into warmer weather, we wanted to create a drink that’s more light and refreshing than a traditional Irish Coffee,” says Di Tota. “It does contain actual cold brew, but it’s more focused on pulling out the flavors of coffee through the other ingredients: earthiness and salinity from the Teeling whiskey, fruitiness from the date syrup, smoke from the sea salt and spice from the cardamom. It’s light in body but full of flavor.”

Cynar Flip

Canadian Whisky , Modern Classics

Canadian whisky meets Italian aperitivo in this rich and creamy cocktail by Jayce Kadyschuk, the head bartender at Clive’s in Victoria, British Columbia. “The higher rye content works really well here," he says.

Dublin Pick Me Up

Whiskey , Modern Classics

This riff on an Irish Coffee swaps in espresso from Leo’s in San Francisco and balances those bold flavors with a little mint.

She’s Leaving Home

Whiskey , Modern Classics

The strong coffee flavor in this cocktail from Rusted Mule in San Francisco is bolstered with some welcome citrus notes. You’ll want to savor this version of an Irish Coffee.

Dr. Teeling’s Pick-Me-Up

Whiskey , Modern Classics

This whipped and iced cocktail from Devil’s Acre in San Francisco is a mouthwatering and complex take on the Irish Coffee. It’s just the pick-me-up you need.

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