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Mudslide

By The 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.

Raspberry Caipirinha

By A tasty twist on a Brazilian classic.

Ginger Beer Margarita

By This sweet-and-fizzy pitcher cocktail is a great excuse to throw a party.

Bloody Maria

By Tequila 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.
Bermuda Rum Swizzle - Rum Cocktail

Bermuda Rum Swizzle

By 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.

Hurricane

By When 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.

Vieux Carré

By The cognac-and-rye classic Vieux Carré cocktail was invented at New Orleans' famed Carousel Bar.

Iced Caramel Coffee

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

Corpse Reviver No. 1

By The 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.

Brown Derby

By The 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.
London Toddy - Gin Cocktail

London Toddy

By Try this spiced summertime take on the classic cold-weather toddy.

Jell-O Shots

By Who 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.
How to drink Absinthe | Absinthe truth and myths

The Five Biggest Absinthe Myths

By The mysterious Green Fairy is delicious, but does it really make you hallucinate? An absinthe expert shares the truth about the misunderstood spirit.

Stinger

By The Stinger cocktail is like an adult after-dinner mint. The recipe dates back to the 1890s. Feel the sweet sting of cognac and crème de menthe in this classic nitecap.

Bourbon Old Fashioned

By It'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.
Ryan Maybee Bartender Profile

Raising the Bar: Ryan Maybee

By The talented Kansas City bartender has helped put the Midwest on the mixological map. Find out where he honed his skills and what he has planned next.

Orange Blossom

By During 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.

Death in the Afternoon

By Champion 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.

Rob Roy

By 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 Angostura bitters instead of aromatic bitters. The difference is delicious—try it for yourself.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

By What’s not to love about this fresh and fruity gin tipple?

Gin Fizz

By Love the Tom Collins? Try its frothy, bubbly cousin, the Gin Fizz. The secret to creating the perfect creaminess and froth is to shake, shake, shake—and then shake some more.

Fall & Summer

By Toast the seasons with this tasty tequila cocktail.

Aviation

By Noted 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.

Basil Fizz

By Bourbon and Champagne make beautiful music together.

Manhattan

By The Manhattan cocktail—now this is what the Manhattan Project should've been about.

Caipirinha

By Our classic Caipirinha recipe instantly transports you to a beach in Rio.

Gimlet

By 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.

Ginger Ale Highball

By The 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.

Gin Buck

By The simple, sweet and bubbly Gin Buck was a popular summer cooler during the Roaring Twenties.

Sazerac

By 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.
Distrito Federal - Tequila Manhattan Cocktail

Distrito Federal (AKA Tequila Manhattan)

By Named for Mexico’s largest city, this is an aged-tequila twist on the classic Manhattan.

Irish Jack Rose

By The classic Jack Rose cocktail gets a splash of Irish whiskey.

Dry Martini

By 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.

Rusty Nail

By 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.

Ramos Gin Fizz

By The fizzy Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail is all shook up.

Cucumber, Basil & Lime Gimlet

By 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.

Boulevardier

By Swap 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.

B-52

By Believed 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.

French Connection

By The simple two-ingredient French Connection is one of the best ways to enjoy a young cognac.

Alabama Slammer

By No 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.

Americano

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

Paloma

By Celebrate Cinco de Mayo year-round with the tasty tequila Paloma cocktail.

South Side

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

Hanky Panky

By Try this sultry cocktail invented at London’s Savoy Hotel.

Harvey Wallbanger

By The 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.

Firecracker

By Start your celebration with this spicy cocktail.

Cuba Libre

By It doesn’t get any simpler than rum and Coke.

Bloody Caesar

By This clam juice-spiked Bloody Mary is the national cocktail of Canada.

Margaritas by the Pitcher

By Make a roomful of people happy all at once.

Clover Club

By This pre-Prohibition classic is one of Philadelphia’s contributions to mixological history.

Gibson

By 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.

Corpse Reviver No. 2

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

Backyard Iced Tea

By Drink this easy-to-make rum cocktail on the lawn, porch or patio.

Bulldog Smash

By This fruity spin on the classic Whiskey Smash is a real winner.

French 75

By Feeling 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.

Presbyterian

By If 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.

Brandy Alexander

By With 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.

Sidecar

By This 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.

Black Russian

By It 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.

Gin & Tonic

By The 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.

Gin Rickey

By The Gin Rickey is delicious whether it’s made with gin or whiskey.

Sloe Gin Fizz

By To 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.

Last Word

By This complex, herbal cocktail will win any argument.

Beach Bum

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

Sea Breeze

By Keep 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.

Fuzzy Navel

By Simple, 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.

White Lady

By This 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.

Raspberry Collins

By Find out what happens when you add raspberries to this classic gin drink.
Tequila Daisy - Tequila Cocktail

Tequila Daisy

By The Spanish word for daisy? Margarita.

Greyhound

By Mixing up the Greyhound is as quick as its namesake.

Tequila Mockingbird

By Tequila and watermelon is a woefully underused combination.
Strawberry Daiquiri - Rum Cocktail

Strawberry Daiquiri

By The 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.

Tom Collins

By An 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.
Glass of Bourbon - Types of Bourbon

Cheat Sheet: Bourbon

By How to quickly find a new whiskey you’ll love.

Pomosa

By Stronger than a mere Mimosa.

The Irish Car Bomb

By Contrary 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.
New Year's Sparkler - Vodka Cocktail

New Year’s Sparkler

By Ring it in with fruit and bubbly.
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