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Hot Toddy

Bourbon / American Whiskey Irish Whiskey Rye Whiskey Scotch Whiskey , Classics Hot

Brrrrr, is it cold out here? Great for a warming up for the night or when you're feeling under the weather, you can use any kind of whiskey you like in this hot and comforting classic Hot Toddy recipe.

Singapore Sling

Gin , Classics Tiki / Tropical

The Singapore Sling has enjoyed a long and celebrated lifespan, having been created at Raffles Hotel in Singapore around the turn of the 20th century. Many claim that no two Slings are made the same way, but the smooth, fruity and herbal qualities in the recipe below are sure to satisfy.

Garibaldi

Liqueurs Rum , Modern Classics

Challenge your palate with this complex Italian cocktail.

Paddington

Absinthe Rum , Modern Classics

Named for the marmalade-loving bear, this drink gets a jolt of fruit flavor from orange preserves.

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.

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.

Classic Bloody Mary

Vodka , Classics

While the origin of this popular brunch cocktail is debatable, the Bloody Mary's staying power leaves no question. The Bloody Mary is a vodka-soaked nutritional breakfast and hangover cure all in one. What else can you want?

Tequila Sour

Tequila , Modern Classics

A solid shake is required for this refreshing Tequila Sour. It’s worth every move. For more great summery Mexican-inspired drinks—and tacos too!—head right this way.

Verbena

Tequila , Modern Classics

At The Chandelier bar at The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, chief mixologist Mariena Mercer has been experimenting with Szechuan buttons for years, and this cocktail is one of the bar’s most popular signature drinks.

No Country for Orange Men

Scotch , Modern Classics

The combination of mezcal, blood orange and fine single malt is as surprising as it is delicious. This refreshing and complex original cocktail is perfect for almost any occasion.

Organic Moscow Mule

Vodka , Classics

Check out this organic take on the legendary vodka-based Moscow Mule. Born in the 1950s heyday of vodka, the Moscow Mule combines ginger beer, lime juice and the clear spirit. Refreshing and easy to make, this drink is perfect for any time of day.

Traditional Mai Tai

Rum , Classics Tiki / Tropical

In Tahitian, “Mai Tai” means “The best—out of this world,” as exclaimed by the first person to taste Trader Vic’s original version. The iconic tiki drink was created to showcase the flavor of good quality rum, and should never be neon-colored or overly sweet. A proper Mai Tai is a deep amber hue and allows the rum to shine through.

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila , Classics

Created in the 1970s, the Tequila Sunrise adds tequila to the citrusy and sweet ingredients popular in many cocktails during the party decade. Make this classic cocktail for a small sunrise whenever you want it.

Long Island Iced Tea

Gin Liqueurs Rum Tequila Vodka , Classics

The Long Island Iced Tea is what happens when four different spirits collide to create one powerful drink. With a mysterious origin story, this potent drink will bring on the good times (and hangovers) for years to come.

Mojito

Rum , Classics Tiki / Tropical

What's the perfect way to capture summer all year long? A well-mixed Mojito, of course. A decedent of the Cuban cocktail El Draque, this five ingredient highball is a favorite of many, including Ernest Hemingway.

Red Snapper

Gin , Classics

This classic gin cocktail is an alternative to the Bloody Mary.

Vodka Gimlet

Vodka , Classics

The classic Gimlet takes gin, but many opt for this vodka version.

Asian Pear

Baijiu , Modern Classics

HKB baijiu was created as a “gateway” baijiu for the Western palate. Orson Salicetti, at New York City’s Lumos, uses it in this cocktail for its floral, lightly sweet notes, which complement the pear juice and liqueur. With the inclusion of agave and lime, this is essentially a sour with some additional components.

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.

War Streets Spritz

Tequila , Modern Classics

You don’t have to be a Steelers fan to love it.

Corpse Reviver No. Blue

Gin , Modern Classics

A day-drinking favorite takes on an unusual hue.

¡A Huevo!

Beer Tequila , Modern Classics

This mashup of a Michelada and Margarita is a big ¡a huevo! (or “hell, yeah”).

Bodega Dog

Beer Gin Vodka , Modern Classics

Mess up a Salty Dog with grapefruit beer and spicy seasoning salt, and you get a Bodega Dog.

Pepin

Rum , Modern Classics

This rum cocktail by Emil Areng of Open/Closed was created for the Bacardi Legacy competition.

Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

Whiskey Sling
Classic Drink. Modern Taste.

When a drinker from long ago found his spirit to be a bit lacking in flavor, eggs and sugar were mixed in and the result was the "Flip" cocktail. Another fellow solved the same problem by adding baking spices. Creating the "Toddy." But eventually someone was lucky enough to come across an exceptional whiskey and the subtle, understated "Whiskey Sling" was born. It's a cocktail crafted to highlight a spirit's taste. Like the crisp balanced flavor of Gentleman Jack. Twice mellowed for exceptional smoothness. It's just the whiskey the Sling was made for.

Pisco Sour

Pisco , Modern Classics

The addition of gum syrup lends silky richness to this frothy classic.

Puerto Vallarta

Tequila , Modern Classics

Tequila and verjus make fine bedfellows in this fragrant glass topped with bubbles.

Paper Plane

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

A riff on The Last Word cocktail, the Paper Plane is pleasantly easy to remember thanks to its equal parts.

Amai Doku #2

Modern Classics

This soju cocktail’s name translates to “Sweet Poison #2.”

Washington Apple

Canadian Whisky Liqueurs , Modern Classics

This crisp apple and cranberry cocktail is ridiculously easy to drink.

Pils al Pastor

Beer Tequila , Modern Classics

Ancho chile liqueur, tart drinking vinegar and a cap of Pilsner give this cocktail its fizzy kick.

House of Friends

Tequila , Modern Classics

Cocktail consultant Brian Van Flandern created this cocktail in honor of Casamigos creators and friends George Clooney and Rande Gerber.

Bloody Sherry

Gin , Modern Classics

This cocktail combines blood orange and lemon oleo saccharum with gin and a little sherry to cut the sweetness.

Sour, Take 2

Gin Rye Whiskey Tequila Vodka , Modern Classics

Make a homemade sour mix with oleo saccharum and lemon juice to give this drink the punch it deserves.

Kamikaze

Vodka , Shots

Born in the 1970s during the days of disco, the Kamikaze is an easy-to-make shooter that's perfect for knocking back quickly and getting the party started. While there are many variations of this pre-game favorite, this rendition has a citrus-dominatiing flavor that will have you back on the dance floor in no time. No chaser needed.

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.

Smoky Sour

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

This tantalizing cocktail is a smoky and frothy twist on the traditional Whiskey Sour.

Basil Hayden’s Maple Sour

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

This unique twist on a Whiskey Sour uses maple syrup, port and Bittermens Molé Bitters.

Revive Lemonade

Modern Classics

Take your boozy lemonade to the next level.

New York Sour

Rye Whiskey , Classics

Top a classic Whiskey Sour with red wine to get this delicious pre-Prohibition tipple. The mixture of sour, sweet and rich, red wine, makes for a wonderfully complex drink.

Trato Hecho

Mezcal , Modern Classics

The classic Last Word cocktail goes south of the border.

Green & Amber

Scotch Vodka , Modern Classics

Bring together East & West in the form of Scotch whisky and Japanese green tea.

White Dragon

Tequila , Margaritas

Try this lemon twist on the classic Margarita, with an egg white for extra richness.

Ten Aviation

Gin , Classics

Take flight with this gin classic.

Ten French 75

Gin , Classics

Break out the bubbly for this classic cocktail.

Ten Southside Fizz

Gin

Refresh yourself with this fizzy gin tipple.

Ten Rickey

Gin , Classics

This classic gin drink is simple and refreshing.

Bramble #10

Gin , Classics

Looking to get a little fruity? Try this blackberry-and-gin cocktail.

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