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Lillet on the Rocks

Classics

Every home bar should have a bottle of Lillet Blanc. And a glass of Lillet on the rocks makes for a perfect afternoon.

RumChata on the Rocks

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

There’s no easier way to drink RumChata than on the rocks.

Mint Julep

Bourbon / American Whiskey Whiskey , Classics

Celebrate Derby Day year-round with the Mint Julep, a classic bourbon refresher.

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.

Stone & Co.

Gin , Frozen / Blended

Gin, cucumber and a Pop Rocks garnish.

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.

Raspberry Caipirinha

Cachaça , Modern Classics Tiki / Tropical

A tasty twist on a Brazilian classic.

Guadalajara Silver

Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

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

The Burgundy

Canadian Whisky , Modern Classics

Ron would definitely approve.

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.

Iced Caramel Coffee

Vodka , Modern Classics

A three-note combination of creamy caramel, rich java and smooth vodka.

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.

Ginger Smash

Rum , Modern Classics Tiki / Tropical

A delicious mix of three spirits, pineapple, lime juice and, of course, ginger.

Royal Smash

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

Drink like a blue blood for the evening.

Sazerac

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.

Grand Marnier’s Smash

Liqueurs , Classics

Grand Marnier's Smash is so simple with only three ingredients but it's oh so refreshing.

The Bowery

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

The tasty ginger liqueur Domaine de Canton doesn't need much dressing up.

East India Negroni

Rum

A transatlantic twist on the classic aperitif.

Shamrock Sour

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

No leprechauns were hurt in the making of this recipe.

Italian Grape Sour

Vodka

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.

Antiguo Citrus Mint Squeeze

Tequila , Modern Classics

A little sour, a little sweet, a little fizzy and a lot of tequila.

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.

Banker’s Lunch

Vodka , Modern Classics

Ketel One Vodka with grapefruit juice and orange liqueur. Hold the adding machine.

Stone Sour

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

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

St-Rita

Liqueurs Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

One part tequila and one part St-Germain. Simple but elegant.

Americano

Liqueurs Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Mix up the Americano on the Fourth of July or anytime the spirit moves you.

Patrón Pineapple

Tequila , Tiki / Tropical

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

Fat Like Buddha

Rum , Modern Classics

The perfect companion on the road to enlightenment.

Sunset Gold

Vodka , Modern Classics

The cocktail is Sweden’s gift to you.

Bulleit Sazerac

Rye Whiskey , Classics

Sambuca instead of the traditional absinthe makes this an Italian twist on the New Orleans favorite.

Knob Creek Old Fashioned

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

This potent bourbon cocktail is surprisingly sweet.

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.

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.

Dutch Negroni

Gin Liqueurs Vermouth / Aperitif Wine

Dutch genever makes an intriguing version of this classic Italian aperitif.

Tender Nob

Brandy / Cognac Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

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

Malena

Liqueurs Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

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

Herradura Tequila Luxe

Tequila , Margaritas

A quick and easy version of the Margarita with a refreshing lemon-lime flavor.

Tallulah

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.

Rubia Bonita

Tequila , Modern Classics

Muddled strawberries and cilantro bring out tequila's fresh side.

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.

Spicy Grand Margarita

Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

Red pepper and chile pepper powder make this Margarita almost too hot to handle.

Bloody Kirby

Vermouth / Aperitif Wine Vodka , Modern Classics

Don’t let Mary steal all of the limelight.

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.

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