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Diamond Claret Cup

Eau-de-vie , Modern Classics

Red wine gets a boost from raspberry brandy in this eau-de-vie cocktail from John Codd of San Francisco’s Tradition.

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Carrot Thing

Mezcal Scotch , Modern Classics

New York City’s Saxon + Parole plays with plenty of fresh produce on its drink menu, which means that (depending on the season) guests often request “that watermelon thing” or “that pumpkin thing.” This time, head bartenders Maxime Belfand and Masa Urushido stayed one step ahead and named their heirloom-carrot-packed winter drink accordingly.

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Plain Killer

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

At James Beard Award winner Tory Miller's pan-Asian restaurant, Sujeo in Madison, Wis., a duo of fresh pineapple and orange juices round out a Tiki-style libation (modeled on the classic Painkiller) built for two thirsty revelers.

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Calafia

Tequila , Modern Classics

Newly opened in December 2016 from Top Chef alum Ryan Scott, the cocktail menu at San Francisco’s Finn Town boasts plenty of fresh juices—cucumber, ginger, etc. But fennel’s not one you see on the drink menu very often. This drink by bartender Anthony Parks lends freshness and subtle anise to a tequila-forward sipper.

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Red Snapper

Gin , Classics

This classic gin cocktail is an alternative to the Bloody Mary.

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Wisconsin Old Fashioned

Brandy / Cognac , Classics

This cocktail, aka the Brandy Old Fashioned, is practically the official Wisconsin state drink and takes brandy instead of whiskey.

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Rusty Nail

Classics

Cocktails don’t come much easier than this one, which has been around since the late 1930s. A lot of recipes suggest equal parts, but you’re better off starting with two ounces of scotch and a half ounce of Drambuie, tinkering until you find your personal ratio. No matter how you drink it, you’ll be channeling the Rat Pack in no time.

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NOLET’S Strawberry Mint Punch

Gin , Modern Classics

NOLET’S Strawberry Mint Punch

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Lunar Eclipse

Vodka , Modern Classics

At upscale Dallas gastropub Victor Tangos, bartender Matt Ragan wanted to offer his guests a turmeric-infused vodka drink that could give them a nice healthy buzz.

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Vodka Red Bull

Vodka , Modern Classics

Sometimes you want an expertly made and well-balanced cocktail. And sometimes you want some booze and artificial energy. Enter the Vodka Red Bull, once and arguably still quite popular at many city clubs and beyond.

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