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Cherry Bulldog

Gin , Modern Classics

Move over tonic. Gin and cherries may be the perfect combination.

Cherry Bomb

Cachaça , Modern Classics

This easy, fruity and bubbly cocktail will blow you away. It combines the Brazilian sugarcane liquor cachaça with a sweet and tart cherry liqueur. Try the recipe for the Cherry Bomb below.

Cherry Collins

Vodka , Modern Classics

The classic Collins gets a black-cherry makeover.

Black Cherry Cola

Vodka , Modern Classics

The soda fountain just grew up.

Cherry Moon

Vodka , Modern Classics

This bubbly tipple will light up your night.

Cherry Lane

Vodka , Modern Classics

This fruity cocktail is sweet, sour and complex.

Blood & Sand

Liqueurs Scotch Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

The recipe for the Blood and Sand first appeared in print in Harry Craddock’s 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book. It's a complex combination of fruity and smoky, and a cinch to make with just four ingredients of identical proportions. Try it yourself with the fool-proof recipe below.

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila , Classics

Created in the 1970s, the Tequila Sunrise adds tequila to the citrusy and sweet ingredients popular in many cocktails during the party decade. Make this classic cocktail for a small sunrise whenever you want it.

Crimson King

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

This drink takes the subtle flavors in a Boulevardier and adds dark cherry and bitter roasted coffee liqueur.


This sake-based cocktail from Warren Lindsay of Andaz Tokyo is inspired by beautiful cherry blossoms.

Piña Colada

Rum , Frozen / Blended Tiki / Tropical

A tropical classic that evokes the thought of paradise with every sip, nothing says vacation like a Piña Colada. So whether you're on a bright sunny beach or just feel like pretending you are, this is the cocktail fro you. By the way, getting caught in the rain is not required.

Whiskey Sour

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

The origin of the Whiskey Sour dates back to over a century ago. A classic cocktail and a staple in the sour family of mixology, this drink will not leave any cocktail lover disappointed. Add egg white to add a rich, frothy texture to this sour and sweet tipple.

10 Cane Hemingway Daiquiri

Rum , Classics Tiki / Tropical

Try the delicious and simple rum-based Hemingway Daiquiri. Papa approved!

Bermuda Rum Swizzle

Rum , Punches Tiki / Tropical

To prepare a Rum Swizzle, it’s best to use an authentic swizzle stick. Real swizzle sticks are long stems snapped off a tree native to the Caribbean, and feature multiple prongs that stick out horizontally. When spun rapidly between your hands inside a cold cocktail, the swizzle stick will create a thick layer of frost on the outside of a glass—the sign of a perfect swizzle.

Bloody Bulldog

Gin , Classics

No reason vodka should have a monopoly on tomato-juice cocktails.

Not Manhattan

Rum , Modern Classics

Don't believe your eyes: There's no whiskey or vermouth in this cocktail.

Rob Roy

Scotch Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Celebrate the Scottish folk hero with the classic whisky-based Rob Roy cocktail. This recipe is similar to the beloved Manhattan, but uses Scotch instead of rye whiskey and orange bitters instead of aromatic bitters. The difference is delicious—try it for yourself.

Brian Boru

Vodka , Modern Classics

Appreciate vodka in a whole new light with this complex cherry-lemon-tea concoction.

24 Sour

Gin , Modern Classics

Pucker up for this gin, Bénédictine and lemon juice combo.


Bourbon / American Whiskey Rye Whiskey Whiskey , Classics

The Manhattan cocktail—now this is what the Manhattan Project should've been about.

McKinley’s Delight

Rye Whiskey , Classics

Many presidents had cocktails created in their honor, but few have stood the test of time. Created in 1896 during the 25th president’s election, the McKinley’s Delight is an exception. It incorporates classic elements from the Manhattan, but dresses them up for the special occasion with cherry liqueur and a dash of absinthe.

The Rose

Brandy / Cognac Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Kirschwasser, vermouth and raspberry make a romantic combination.

The Translucent Cocktail

Gin , Modern Classics

There’s nothing odorless or tasteless about this cocktail.

Stone Sour

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

The icy bourbon Stone Sour is perfect for a hot summer night.

Alabama Slammer

Liqueurs , Classics

No one knows who invented the Alabama Slammer, but legend has it that the colorful cocktail was first shaken at the University of Alabama in 1975. The sweet mix of SoCo, sloe gin, amaretto and orange juice is supposedly the signature drink of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.

Finlandia Vodka Midnight Sun Martini

Vodka , Modern Classics

This cocktail will ensure that the sun never sets on your evening.

The Flanders

Canadian Whisky , Modern Classics

Hi-diddly-ho whisky-rino!

Summer’s End

Brandy / Cognac , Modern Classics

Combine summer and autumn flavors in this simple drink you can make any time of year.

Smuggler’s Cove Straits Sling

Gin , Tiki / Tropical

You don't need a pegleg, a parrot or a tri-cornered hat to enjoy this drink.

Beefeater French 75

Gin , Classics

This bubbly, gin and lemon cocktail will have you saying "oui."

Bulleit Perfect Manhattan

Rye Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Bulleit’s unorthodox twist on the old-school Manhattan? The use of both dry and sweet vermouth, in addition to a dash of potent blood orange bitters in place of the usual Angostura. The result is a doubly aromatic, complex take on the classic.

Kirsch au Café

Brandy / Cognac , Classics

Cherry brandy and espresso come together beautifully.

Apple Fool’s Martini

Tequila , Modern Classics

A drink that tricks the eye and the palate.

Leblon Brazillionaire

Cachaça , Tiki / Tropical

This cocktail was a Judges Choice Winner and was named Best in Show at the 2010 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention.

Hudson Rob Roy

Bourbon / American Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Mix up this version of the Scottish classic made with single malt whiskey distilled in upstate New York.

Le Sang et Sable

Brandy / Cognac , Modern Classics

A French take on the classic Scottish Blood and Sand.

Gold Rush

Bourbon / American Whiskey Liqueurs , Modern Classics

Strike it rich with ginger liqueur and bourbon.

Don Julio’s Bloody Maria

Tequila , Classics

Who says a Bloody Mary needs to be made with vodka? Try this tequila take on the classic.


Scotch , Modern Classics

This scotch cocktail will warm you up for a night of caroling, or any time.

Mount Gay Rum Punch

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

This old-timey favorite will keep a whole houseful of guests satisfied.

The Modern Cocktail

Absinthe Gin Scotch , Classics

This drink was the new, new thing—at the turn of the 20th century.

Rusty Compass

Scotch , Modern Classics

It won't help you navigate, but it’s delicious.

Sparkling Ginger Daisy

Gin , Modern Classics

The subtle spice of ginger heats up this gin-and-prosecco drink.

Añejo Old Fashioned

Tequila , Classics Modern Classics

This tasty and simple recipe will never go out of style.

Sloe Gin Fizz

Liqueurs , Classics

To experience the authentic flavor of sloe berries, using Plymouth Sloe Gin is key. Sloes are tiny berries that grow wild in hedgerows around England. Unpleasantly astringent on their own, they develop a rich, tart flavor when infused in gin. The British traditionally used sloe gin in wintry drinks, but it’s become most famous for its turn in America’s refreshing Sloe Gin Fizz, paired with club soda and citrus.

Romanoff’s of Beverly Hills

Gin , Classics

Drink like Bogie, Bacall and the Rat Pack: This was the house cocktail of their favorite Hollywood watering hole.


Rum , Tiki / Tropical

Named for a Central American bird, this fruity, tropical sipper was named the national drink of Nicaragua.

Blue Tahoe

Tequila , Modern Classics

The shocking color belies a classy Champagne-and-tequila concoction.

Jockey Club

Bourbon / American Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Mix up this distant cousin of the Manhattan.

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