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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.


Liqueurs Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Rye whiskey, Campari and sweet port join forces in this delicious sipper.

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.

Guadalajara Silver

Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

This tequila, apple, grapefruit juice and ginger cocktail is no runner-up.

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.

Gaelic Flip

Irish Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Fortify yourself with the Irish-whiskey-and-egg Gaelic Flip cocktail.

Fall and Summer

Tequila , Modern Classics

Toast the seasons with this tasty tequila cocktail.

Kyoto Sour

Modern Classics

Sake isn't just for sipping. Try this spicy cocktail.


Absinthe Rye Whiskey , Classics

One of America’s earliest cocktails, the Sazerac is a homegrown New Orleans specialty. Peychaud’s Bitters are a key element and were created by Antoine Peychaud, a French Quarter pharmacist, who invented the cocktail in the 1830s. The Sazerac was originally made with cognac, but an insect epidemic destroyed many French vineyards and resulted in the lasting switch to rye whiskey.

Italian Grape Sour


This sweet drink makes a strong case for using grape juice in cocktails.

Drambuie Rusty Nail

Scotch , Classics

According to cocktail historian David Wondrich, the Rusty Nail made its first appearance in 1937—and it wasn't long before it became a classic. Don't worry; there's no need for a tetanus shot after drinking one of these.

Cucumber, Basil & Lime Gimlet

Vodka , Modern Classics

The classic combination of gin, lime juice and simple syrup gets a fresh-produce boost in the Cucumber, Basil & Lime Gimlet. Swap out gin for vodka, add a little lemonade and you've got the ideal warm-weather cocktail.

Patrón Pineapple

Tequila , Tiki / Tropical

Tired of Margaritas? Try this simple tequila and pineapples juice cocktail.

Sunset Gold

Vodka , Modern Classics

The cocktail is Sweden’s gift to you.

Knob Creek Old Fashioned

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

This potent bourbon cocktail is surprisingly sweet.

Old Fashioned

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

The Old Fashioned cocktail is old-school but never out of fashion.

Margaritas by the Pitcher

Tequila , Classics Margaritas Punches

Make a roomful of people happy all at once.

Tender Nob

Brandy / Cognac Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Cognac, rye, a couple complex liqueurs and walnut orgeat combine in this extravagant cocktail.


Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

This simple but delicious drink was inspired by the Southern tradition of adding peanuts to a can of Coke.

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.

Born to Be British

Gin , Modern Classics

It's OK. You can hum "God Save The Queen" to yourself while sipping this cocktail. We won't tell anyone.

Vieux Carré

Brandy / Cognac Rye Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

The Vieux Carré is pure Old New Orleans and was invented at the city's famed Carousel Bar. This cognac and rye whiskey cocktail packs a powerful punch and is delightfully complex.

Ginger Rabbit

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

After a couple of these spiced bourbon cocktails you’ll be hopping.

Juicy Basil

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

This bourbon, orange and cranberry cocktail will get your juices flowing.

Beach Bum

Vodka , Tiki / Tropical

Feel like you’re on permanent vacation with this refreshing vodka cocktail.

The Bow Tie

Brandy / Cognac Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Tiki / Tropical

No need to get dressed up to enjoy this cognac cocktail.

Black Hawk

Canadian Whisky Liqueurs , Modern Classics

The gin may be sloe but you'll drink this cocktail quickly.

Vanilla Bourbon

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

Exotic tamarind syrup is the secret to the drink.

Grand Margarita

Tequila , Margaritas

Jazz up your Margarita with a bit of Grand Marnier, a cognac-and-orange-liqueur.

Hot in Rio

Cachaça , Tiki / Tropical

This chile pepper, lime and cachaça cocktail captures the spirit of Brazilian Carnaval.

Navan Smash

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

Brighten your evening with this vanilla, mint and lemon cocktail.

Ultimat Dill

Vodka , Modern Classics

Dill and cucumber add a savory note to this vodka-lime cocktail.

Yamazaki Autumn Delight

Japanese Whisky , Modern Classics

Celebrate the season with this whisky-and-cider cocktail.

Leblon Caipirinha

Cachaça , Classics Tiki / Tropical

Every day is carnaval when you're drinking the national cocktail of Brazil.

Black Gold

Vodka , Modern Classics

You don't need to be an oil tycoon to enjoy this cocktail.