A little fizz goes great with the distinct floral flavors of El Gobernador pisco. Pamela Wiznitzer’s bright and refreshing recipe is an amazing introduction to the world of pisco cocktails.
The Bacardí Cocktail became one of the most popular drinks of the period immediately following the repeal of Prohibition. It is a variation of the Daiquiri that involves rum, lime and grenadine. It is rare on menus today but was a stalwart of the 1930s bar repertoire.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “The Amazing Story of the Bacardí Cocktail and How It Came to Be.”
Adapted from the 1939 classic cocktail book The Gentleman’s Companion by Charles H. Baker, the original cocktail nods to the drink’s Navy roots, suggesting that the excess bitters “go back in the bottle, on the floor or out the porthole or window, depending upon who, where and what we are.”
Sherry, vermouth and a dash of royal glamour.
Jonathan Howard, the brains behind the cocktail program at Manhattan’s American Whiskey, uses Veev and Aperol in this homegrown concoction.
White whiskey and rum join forces in this simple sour cocktail.
Bet you never thought you’d see maple syrup and pineapple juice become best friends?
Absinthe gives this rye whiskey cocktail something to brag about.
You’ll want this complex cocktail representing your interests.
This simple classic cocktail is the best way to improve a flute of bubbly.
Try this twist on the classic Coffee Cocktail, which calls for a pair of Irish spirits.
The fizzy elderflower-and-wine cocktail has become a modern classic. You simply need a measure St-Germain elderflower liqueur, some Champagne to cut the sweetness and soda to make it ultra-refreshing.
There’s nothing odorless or tasteless about this cocktail.
The classic Coffee Cocktail is actually caffeine-free.
Swap the vermouth in a Martini for sherry and you’ll get this simple but delicious drink.
This gin drink will help guide your night.
This Averna cocktail demands to be made immediately.
It doesn’t get much more classic than this NOLA standard.
This drink was the new, new thing—at the turn of the 20th century.
Toast baseball’s legends with this minty concoction.
This cousin of the Daiquiri dates back to well before Prohibition.
You don’t have to be in Kentucky to enjoy this three-ingredient bourbon cocktail.
Like Martinis? Try this complex drink.
Much better than the grindstone.
James Bond wouldn’t want any fruit in his signature cocktail, but maybe you do.
Pay tribute to 007 by mixing up his signature Vesper cocktail. The drink first appeared in Ian Fleming's 1953 novel Casino Royale when Bond asked for "Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?"
Try this upgrade on the classic summer cocktail.
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.
Made infamous by The Dude's in The Big Lebowski, the White Russian is a classic vodka cocktail. Sweet, creamy and boozy, this three ingredient cocktail is dessert in a glass – an old fashioned glass, no less – with the ability to get you tipsy in no time. What more can you ask for?
No need to be delicate with this recipe. Grab your muddler, NOLET’S Silver Gin, fresh mint and cucumber. Then smash your way to a mouthwatering cocktail. This is how you make a Cucumber Smash.
Warning: this drink is not the for the faint of heart. Sex on the Beach boasts one of the most provocative names for a cocktail. Fruit-filled and perfect for enjoying a night in the tropics, its no wonder why this cocktail has stayed around for so long.
According to Gary Regan’s research, the original Cosmopolitan was created by a South Beach bartender named Cheryl Cook. Eager to invent a new cocktail for the Martini glass, Cheryl riffed on the classic Kamikaze using a newly introduced citrus-flavored vodka plus a splash of cranberry juice. The rest is rose-hued history.
Learn how to make this easy syrup for all your cocktailing needs.
While the origin of this popular brunch cocktail is debatable, the Bloody Mary's staying power leaves no question. The Bloody Mary is a vodka-soaked nutritional breakfast and hangover cure all in one. What else can you want?
Fennel and citrus pair beautifully in salads. So why not try them in a cocktail?
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.
What's the perfect way to capture summer all year long? A well-mixed Mojito, of course. A decedent of the Cuban cocktail El Draque, this five ingredient highball is a favorite of many, including Ernest Hemingway.
While the Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in North America, its origins are shrouded in mystery. There are almost as many stories about who invented the margarita as there are margarita recipes. Some like them blended, others with a sweetener, but many argue the best margarita recipe is this classic one. Memorize it and you’ll never fail to impress.
The Champagne cocktail with a Scottish brogue.
Swap whisky for gin in this gorgeous cocktail.
This cocktail is pure boozy magic. Watch the fluff of sugar disappear before your very eyes!
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.
The snap of ginger, the smoke of scotch, the King of Beers. These are odd but happy bedfellows in this cocktail.
This rum cocktail by Emil Areng of Open/Closed was created for the Bacardi Legacy competition.
Use a blended scotch that’s not too mild in this cocktail.
In this cocktail, Canadian whisky tames the bitter, herbal bite of Fernet-Branca.
The Professor is ideal for those completely green to mixing cocktails who want something light for summer.
This completely vegan cocktail takes Tiki to a dramatic level.
This modern Tiki cocktail takes the Zombie, a fairly complex drink, cuts down the number of ingredients and puts it in a coupe.