By Gary ReganAccording 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.
By Gary ReganProhibition came to an end 78 years ago on December 5. In honor of the occasion, master bartender and Liquor.com advisor Gary Regan tries to find out which great cocktails (if any) were invented during this dry period.
By Gary ReganWith cream, crème de cacao and brandy, classic is a creamy, indulgent delight. With many details of its origin unknown, the Brandy Alexander became popular in the early 20th century. Try this cocktail as a decadent after-dinner sipper.
By Gary ReganIt takes a good vodka drink to survive a Moscow winter, and consisting of 3 ounces of booze, the Black Russian cocktail definitely makes the cut. Try this cocktail if you want a tipple that will knock you off your feet but still house a sweet touch.
By Gary ReganMade 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?