By Liquor.comThe Mudslide is a decadent mix of vodka, Kahlua and Bailey's Irish Cream. Perfect for sipping in warm weather, this frozen cocktail is rich, sweet and very, very cold. This summer, ditch your cocktail shaker, bust out the blender and knock back this creamy concoction.
By Liquor.comTequila shoulders out vodka in this south-of-the-border spin on the brunch-favorite Bloody Mary. Laced with two brands of hot sauce, the Bloody Maria gains extra kick from a hefty dose of horseradish and is generously garnished with a cucumber spear, jalapeño slices and queso fresco.
By Liquor.comTo 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.
By Liquor.comWhen in Rome? How about when in New Orleans? This powerful tropical drink will transport you to French Quarter during the first sip. Created in the 1940s, this super boozy rum-based concoction that will get the party started no matter where you are.
By Liquor.comThe Corpse Reviver family of cocktails was traditionally consumed as hair-of-the-dog hangover relievers, meant to refresh after a night of heavy drinking. Revivers were popular during the late 19th and early 20th century, but faded away after Prohibition. Unlike its brother, the No. 2, the Corpse Reviver No. 1 has a rich mixture of spirits with a strong Cognac base.
By Liquor.comThe classic bourbon Brown Derby cocktail is named for the eponymous hat-shaped Los Angeles diner. It's both sweet and sour with a hefty dose of grapefruit juice and a touch of honey syrup. Try this recipe now to find out what all the hype is about.
By Liquor.comWho says Jell-O Shots have to end at college? These tried and true party drinks are fun, easy to make and instant crowd pleasers. Pro tip: Jell-O Shots are a blank canvas for creativity so mix it up with different colors, flavors and shapes. Your friends will love them.
By Liquor.comIt's been said that the original cocktail contains sugar, bitters, whiskey and water. This variation, made by cocktail legend Dale Degroff, adds muddled fruit and soda water for a lighter, fruitier taste.
By Liquor.comDuring Prohibition, the simple gin-and-orange-juice Orange Blossom tipple was a big hit among illicit imbibers. The recipe, which is very similar to a Screwdriver, was a perfect way to disguise booze. Try one for yourself to find out why it was such a hit with the flapper set.
By Liquor.comChampion drinker Ernest Hemingway claimed to have invented the Death in the Afternoon, a risky pairing of absinthe and Champagne, himself. His exact instructions suggested adding iced Champagne to a jigger of absinthe until it attained “the proper opalescent milkiness,” then proceeding to drink three to five of the cocktails in one sitting.
By Liquor.comCelebrate 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 Angostura bitters instead of aromatic bitters. The difference is delicious—try it for yourself.
By Liquor.comNoted for its beautiful color, this old-school gin Aviation cocktail is as blue as the sky. Created before Prohibition, this staple was lost to the United States after Prohibition. Luckily, the return of lots of classic liqueurs and quality spirits put this cocktail back on the market.
By Liquor.comWho 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.
By Liquor.comThe spicy notes of rye whiskey and ginger pair beautifully in the simple and classic Ginger Ale Highball. Bonus: It's simple to make and loved by almost everyone, making it the perfect party drink.
By Liquor.comOne 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.
By Liquor.comThe 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.
By Liquor.comAccording 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.
By Liquor.comThe 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.
By Liquor.comSwap out the gin in a Negroni for rye whiskey and you get the delicious Boulevardier. It's equally complex as its gin-based predecessor, but the whiskey adds warmth, making it perfect for autumn and winter drinking.
By Liquor.comBelieved to have originated in the 1970 by a bartender and fan of the iconic band, the B-52 is classic guilty pleasure armed with three liqueurs. Make this layered shooter in seconds and impress all your friends.
By Liquor.comNo one knows who invented the Alabama Slammer, but legend has it that the colorful cocktail was first shaken at the University of Alabama in 1975. The sweet mix of SoCo, sloe gin, amaretto and orange juice is supposedly the signature drink of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
By Liquor.comThe Harvey Wallbanger is a modern classic that combines a Screwdriver with the Italian liqueur Galliano. Reportedly born in the 50s, the cocktail was a hit in the 1970s. Recently, Galliano converted back to their original recipe so try this drink today if you want to relive the golden days of disco.
By Liquor.comThe 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.
By Liquor.comFeeling a little parched during brunch? The French 75 is a sparkling cocktail that's perfect before, during and after your egg and bacon sandwich. And with the option of rum or gin, this is one classic you’ll want to rediscover again and again.
By Liquor.comIf you treat Scotch like a religion, try this simple and classic cocktail. Be sure to use a spicy ginger ale so you get the most out of the three-part combo. Not a fan of Scotch? The Presbyterian is also delicious with a measure of bourbon.
By Liquor.comWith 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 Liquor.comThis is one ride you'll gladly give up the wheel for. The classic Sidecar is one of the few great things to come out of the unfortunate era of Prohibition. It's part of the famous group of cocktails known as sours, but it's sweet enough that you'll have no trouble guzzling down a handful of them in no time at all.
By Liquor.comIt 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 Liquor.comThe Gin & Tonic is the quintessential summer cocktail and is enough to refresh you on the hottest of days. This version uses a touch of both lemon and lime juices for the perfect citrusy touch.
By Liquor.comTo experience the authentic flavor of sloe berries, using Plymouth Sloe Gin is key. Sloes are tiny berries that grow wild in hedgerows around England. Unpleasantly astringent on their own, they develop a rich, tart flavor when infused in gin. The British traditionally used sloe gin in wintry drinks, but it’s become most famous for its turn in America’s refreshing Sloe Gin Fizz, paired with club soda and citrus.
By Liquor.comKeep your ingredients seasonal and the drink tropical with the fruity Sea Breeze, a recipe that's great for winter imbibing. It's light and refreshing and—bonus—it takes less than five minutes to make.
By Liquor.comSimple, sweet and a cinch to prepare, the Fuzzy Navel is part of a family of fruity mixed drinks invented during the 80s. “Fuzzy” refers to the founding ingredient of peach schnapps and “navel” relates to the accompanying orange juice. A favorite of young and carefree drinkers, there’s no easier cocktail to create with only two ingredients at hand.
By Liquor.comThis pale and ghostly Sour was created by bartender Harry MacElhone in 1919 and originally featured crème de menthe in place of gin. The White Lady’s overly sweet pairing of two liqueurs was eventually righted with the addition of the juniper spirit ten years later at Harry’s American Bar in Paris.
By Liquor.comThe classic Daiquiri may have started as a simple combination of rum, lime juice and simple syrups, but this fruit-filled and frozen variation turns it into the ultimate warm-weather refresher. So the next time you're feeling he heat, cool down with this frosty rum concoction.
By Liquor.comAn all-time gin classic, the Tom Collins is essentially a sparkling lemonade spiked with a healthy dose of the juniper spirit. While there is a debate which side of the pond this drink was born, this cocktail lives up to his classic status with every sip.
By Liquor.comContrary to what most may believe, the Irish Car Bomb was actually created in Connecticut during the late 1970s. With the same formula as the popular Jäger Bomb, making an Irish Car Bomb is easy. Grab a pint and detonate this guilty pleasure.