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Ghost Captain

Amaro , Modern Classics

This cocktail is inspired by the classic Jack Rose cocktail (apple brandy, lime, grenadine) and uses Amaro di Angostura instead of brandy. The bracing drink, named for a character in pirate legends (Angostura is from Trinidad, hence the name), is all about the balance of the spice and bitterness of amaro, vibrant lime and the sweet-tart grenadine.

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Suzie Americano

Suze , Modern Classics

For this white version of the classic Americano, bartender Tristan Willey mixes Suze, a gentian-based herbal apéritif from Switzerland, with Carpano Bianco, a lightly sweet, round white Italian vermouth. The resulting drink is fragrant and low-alcohol, perfect for day drinking.

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Ranye West

Beer , Modern Classics

For this slightly bitter and super refreshing drink, bartender Jeff Steiner uses Rainier beer (named for Seattle’s Mt. Rainier), which is a lager-style brew, but feel free to swap it out for your favorite lager.

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Ruby

Vodka , Modern Classics

“The Ruby is a fruit-centric drink,” says bartender Tony Abou-Ganim. “I use a vodka with a good structure, rich mouthfeel and diverse fruit flavors. A potato-based vodka is ideal to help soften and moderate the drink’s bitter and floral elements.”

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Caesar

Vodka , Modern Classics

The Canadian answer to the Bloody Mary, this vodka cocktail originally hails from the Calgary Inn, where it may be the only cocktail recipe inspired by a pasta dish.

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Cocoa À Trois

Vodka , Modern Classics

This dessert-y sipper has rich, chocolaty underpinnings, so “the drink will pair best with a New-World corn-based or wheat-based vodka rich in vanilla or cocoa elements,” according to bartender Tony Abou-Ganim.

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Beermosa

Beer , Modern Classics

This version of a Brass Monkey, made famous by the Beastie Boys, uses a chilled glass and cold beer, instead of a warm 40-ounce bottle.

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Pickled-Tomato Blue-Cheese Martini

Vodka , Modern Classics

A Blue-Cheese–Olive Martini is a steakhouse classic that’s arguably more appetizer than cocktail. This modification uses pickled green tomatoes and Atsby Amberthorn vermouth, an herb-forward vermouth that works especially well in a savory Martini.

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Prince Edward Martini

Vodka , Modern Classics

Vodka Drinks We Love: The Prince Edward Martini

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Summer Bummer

Vodka , Modern Classics

Moscow’s Delicatessen turns out old classics with new twists and brings surprising new ingredients into the mix, like this vodka cocktail made with beetroot shrub.

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