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Chilecano Cocktail

Pisco , Modern Classics

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.

Bacardí Cocktail

Rum , Classics

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.”

DIY Pink Gin Cocktail

Gin , Classics

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.”

Coronation Cocktail No. 1

Sherry , Classics

Sherry, vermouth and a dash of royal glamour.

Farmer’s Cocktail

Vodka , Modern Classics

Jonathan Howard, the brains behind the cocktail program at Manhattan’s American Whiskey, uses Veev and Aperol in this homegrown concoction.

Rumskey Cocktail

Rum Whiskey , Modern Classics

White whiskey and rum join forces in this simple sour cocktail.

St.Valentine’s Tipple Cocktail Recipe

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Bet you never thought you’d see maple syrup and pineapple juice become best friends?

The American Poet Cocktail Recipe

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Absinthe gives this rye whiskey cocktail something to brag about.

The Ambassador Cocktail Recipe

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

You’ll want this complex cocktail representing your interests.

Champagne Cocktail

Classics

This simple classic cocktail is the best way to improve a flute of bubbly.

The Dead Rabbit Coffee Cocktail

Irish Whiskey Liqueurs , Classics Modern Classics

Try this twist on the classic Coffee Cocktail, which calls for a pair of Irish spirits.

St-Germain Cocktail

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

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.

The Translucent Cocktail

Gin , Modern Classics

There’s nothing odorless or tasteless about this cocktail.

Coffee Cocktail

Brandy / Cognac , Classics

The classic Coffee Cocktail is actually caffeine-free.

Oceanus Cocktail

Gin

Swap the vermouth in a Martini for sherry and you’ll get this simple but delicious drink.

The Foghorn Cocktail

Gin , Modern Classics

This gin drink will help guide your night.

Pronto Pronto Cocktail

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

This Averna cocktail demands to be made immediately.

The Sazerac Cocktail

Rye Whiskey , Classics

It doesn’t get much more classic than this NOLA standard.

The Modern Cocktail

Absinthe Gin Scotch , Classics

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

Cooperstown Cocktail

Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Toast baseball’s legends with this minty concoction.

Bacardí Cocktail

Rum , Classics

This cousin of the Daiquiri dates back to well before Prohibition.

Louisville Cocktail

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

You don’t have to be in Kentucky to enjoy this three-ingredient bourbon cocktail.

Dubonnet Cocktail

Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Like Martinis? Try this complex drink.

The Nose to Cocktail

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

Much better than the grindstone.

French Martini

Vodka , Martinis

James Bond wouldn’t want any fruit in his signature cocktail, but maybe you do.

Vesper

Gin Vodka , Classics

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?"

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Bacardí Superior Mai Tai

Rum , Modern Classics

Try this upgrade on the classic summer cocktail.

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.

White Russian

Vodka , Classics

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?

NOLET’S Cucumber Smash

Gin , Modern Classics

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.

Sex on the Beach

Vodka , Tiki / Tropical

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.

Cosmopolitan

Vodka , Classics

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.

Simple Syrup

Non-Alcoholic

Learn how to make this easy syrup for all your cocktailing needs.

Classic Bloody Mary

Vodka , Classics

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?

Elyx Fennel Countdown

Vodka , Modern Classics

Fennel and citrus pair beautifully in salads. So why not try them in a cocktail?

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.

Mojito

Rum , Classics Tiki / Tropical

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.

Margarita

Tequila , Classics Margaritas

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.

My Golden Dram

Scotch , Modern Classics

The Champagne cocktail with a Scottish brogue.

Dramble

Scotch , Modern Classics

Swap whisky for gin in this gorgeous cocktail.

Magic Cotton Candy Daiquiri

Rum

This cocktail is pure boozy magic. Watch the fluff of sugar disappear before your very eyes!

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.

Big Red

Beer Scotch , Modern Classics

The snap of ginger, the smoke of scotch, the King of Beers. These are odd but happy bedfellows in this cocktail.

Pepin

Rum , Modern Classics

This rum cocktail by Emil Areng of Open/Closed was created for the Bacardi Legacy competition.

Mamie Taylor

Scotch , Modern Classics

Use a blended scotch that’s not too mild in this cocktail.

Toronto

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

In this cocktail, Canadian whisky tames the bitter, herbal bite of Fernet-Branca.

Professor

Beer , Modern Classics

The Professor is ideal for those completely green to mixing cocktails who want something light for summer.

Warm in the Winter

Aquavit Gin , Tiki / Tropical

This completely vegan cocktail takes Tiki to a dramatic level.

Undead Gentleman

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

This modern Tiki cocktail takes the Zombie, a fairly complex drink, cuts down the number of ingredients and puts it in a coupe.

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