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Dry Martini

Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics Martinis

The Dry Martini is a classic cocktail that, like a tailored suit, is timeless. Although the original of the tipple is unclear, the Dry Martini has maintained a place in cocktail history due to being easy to use and endlessly sophisticated. Elegant for the fancy and boozy for the heavy-handed, this potation is truly the everyman's cocktail.

Dirty Martini

Gin Vodka , Classics Martinis

One olive or two? Gin or Vodka? Shaken or stirred? Like the infamous Dry Martini, there's no right way to make this savory classic. With a clouded origin story that ranges from San Francisco to New York, this salty cocktail will give you panache no matter how you decide to make it.

Gimlet

Gin , Classics

Who says medicine can't taste amazing? This essential cocktail was created for sailors as a way to prevent scurvy. It didn't take long to realize that this preventative drink was also delicious. While scurvy may be of the past, it seems like this tart tipple is here to stay.

Daiquiri

Rum , Classics Tiki / Tropical

It's easy to see why the dark rum-based Daiquiri is a classic. The perfectly balanced combination of sweet, sour and spirit is refreshing and tangy, but also quite simple to make at home. Try making the recipe below and add this fool-proof drink to your bartending arsenal.

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.

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?"

Peanut Butter Cup Martini

Rum Vodka

How does and adult appease their sweet tooth? The Peanut Butter Cup Martini, a cocktail with peanut rum, chocolate and vodka, ought to do the trick nicely. Take that Reese’s!

Duke’s Martini

Gin , Classics

This classic Martini uses a classic London dry-style gin.

Nick & Nora Dry Martini

Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Martinis

Drink like the husband-and-wife detective team in The Thin Man.

Gibson

Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine Vodka , Classics Martinis

The Martini’s savory second cousin, the Gibson uses a pickled cocktail onion in place of the typical briny olive to add an umami undertone to the classic cocktail. The Gibson is believed to have been created by San Francisco businessman Walter D.K. Gibson in the late 1800s, who thought that eating onions prevented colds, hence the addition of the mini allium.

No. 3 Gin Martini

Gin , Classics Martinis

It doesn’t get more elegant than a classic gin Martini.

Gold Rush

Bourbon / American Whiskey Liqueurs , Modern Classics

Strike it rich with ginger liqueur and bourbon.

Ketel One Vodka Martini

Vermouth / Aperitif Wine Vodka , Classics Martinis

If you favor a vodka-based Martini, why not fill yours with a spirit boasting a rich, centuries-old legacy? The Nolet family has been distilling spirits in the Netherlands since 1691, which means Ketel One is the ideal partner for dry vermouth in a classic Vodka Martini.

Strawberries and Cream

Gin , Modern Classics

The perfect summer 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.

Hendrick’s Breakfast Martini

Gin , Martinis Modern Classics

The most important meal of the day just got a whole lot more fun.

Black Widow

Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

Don’t fear: This crimson cocktail gets its bite from bold blanco tequila, not venom. Agave nectar and muddled blackberries soften that bite with a hint of sweetness, and give the Black Widow its signature spooky hue. Don’t forget the fresh basil and blackberry garnish for the full effect.

Kahlua Espresso Martini

Liqueurs Vodka , Martinis

A potent mix of strong coffee and sweet liqueur, the Kahlua Espresso Martini laughs in the face of Martini traditionalist. If you're a decadent drinker, have this cocktail with your pinky up.

Peppermint Pattie

Vodka , Modern Classics

Candy in a glass. Err, on a glass, with a real Peppermint Pattie as garnish.

Vodka Martini

Vodka , Classics Martinis

Take a lesson in suave drinking with this classic Martini recipe.

French Martini

Vodka , Martinis

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

Dubious Manhattan

Bourbon / American Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Don't worry about the name; there's no reason to doubt this classic cocktail.

Jalisco Express

Tequila , Modern Classics

Climb aboard a tequila and espresso delight.

Baileys Toasted Almond Brittle

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

Enjoy a little crunch with the smooth taste of Baileys.

Corpse Reviver No. 2

Gin , Classics

It doesn't have to be Halloween to enjoy this cocktail.

East Side Elder

Gin , Modern Classics

You don’t have to be from the east or old to enjoy this St-Germain, Plymouth Gin, cucumber and mint cocktail.

Modern English

Gin , Modern Classics

Forget that olde tyme English with this cocktail.

Tokyo Sidecar

Japanese Whisky , Modern Classics

The Land of the Rising Sun transforms this cognac classic.

Kiss

Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Painted face not required.

Grey Goose Classic Martini

Vodka , Classics Martinis

Ignore James Bond’s famous instructions and stir this vodka-based Martini instead of shaking. As British author W. Somerset Maugham once stated, “Martinis should always be stirred, not shaken, so that the molecules lie sensuously one on top of the other.” Wise words for gin and vodka Martinis alike.

Deshler

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Enjoy your favorite rye whiskey in this Dubonnet and Cointreau drink from Brian Miller.

Absolut 100 Pumpkin Martini

Vodka , Martinis

Pumpkin cocktails shouldn't be reserved for Halloween and Thanksgiving. This Martini uses pumpkin spice liqueur so you can enjoy it all year round.

The Coco Chanel Martini

Vodka , Modern Classics

This two-ingredient take on the classic Martini is named for the fashion icon.

24 Martini

Gin , Classics Martinis

Try Dan Warner's simple but elegant Beefeater 24 Gin Martini.

Cardamom Pear Martini

Vodka , Martinis

Get into an autumn mood.

“Dirty Martini”

Gin , Modern Classics

It may look like one, but this sweet concoction is anything but a Martini.

Dieci E Lode

Gin , Modern Classics

We give this simple gin-and-Campari drink an A-plus.

Patrón Perfect Cosmo

Tequila , Modern Classics

Like Cosmopolitans? Try this flavorful and easy tequila version of the drink.

South Side

Gin , Classics

Despite its name, there are no geographical limitations for this gin cocktail.

Brazilian

Vodka , Tiki / Tropical

Toast the host of the 2016 Olympics with this acai, blueberry and lemonade combo.

Aperol Flip

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

This Champagne and Aperol combo is frothy, fizzy and sophisticated.

Grand Sidecar

Liqueurs , Classics

Simple, sweet and sour.

Chopin Poinsettia Martini

Vodka , Martinis Modern Classics

Just as pretty as the holiday plant, and this one sparkles too.

Chopin Harvest Martini

Vodka , Modern Classics

This pear cocktail gets a boost from bubbly.

Blushing Lady

Vodka , Modern Classics

She may seem demure, but she packs a powerful punch.

Perfect Ten Martini

Gin , Classics Martinis

It only takes one ingredient to make this classic a perfect ten. Tanqueray No. Ten is distilled with whole citrus instead of dried citrus peel, and includes grapefruit, orange and lime, along with juniper, coriander and a hint of chamomile. Don’t forget the perfect garnish to match: a grapefruit twist.

Smoky Martini

Gin Scotch , Classics

Replace the vermouth in a classic Martini with Scotch and you get something altogether different.

Citius, Altius, Fortius

Absinthe Canadian Whisky Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Rekindle winter Olympic glory with this multinational cocktail.

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