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Scotch , Modern Classics

Three ingredients add up to one perfect sip.

X-Mas Sin

Armagnac , Modern Classics

OK, sure, the name of this cocktail has a naughty Christmas sort of vibe. But that doesn't mean you can't sip this steamy drink all throughout the colder months, enjoying the pick-me-up hint of coffee paired with the rich bite of Armagnac.

Folle Blanche Crusta

Armagnac , Modern Classics

A small tweak gives this brandy drink a French accent.


Sherry Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Vermouth, sherry and the favor of the gods.

Corpse Reviver No. Blue

Gin , Modern Classics

A day-drinking favorite takes on an unusual hue.

Surfer on Acid

Modern Classics

The wacky ’80s Jäger shot gets a little more civilized.

Bourbon Sweet Tea

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

Spoil yourself with a boozy taste of Southern hospitality.


Gin , Classics

Yellow Chartreuse is the last frontier of deliciousness.

Coronation Cocktail No. 1

Sherry , Classics

Sherry, vermouth and a dash of royal glamour.


Sherry , Classics

Dry sherry gets propped up with vermouth and bitters.


Gin , Classics

This underrated gin cocktail is perfect if you’re looking for something refreshing, citrusy and not too sweet. It also works well with other spirits besides gin.

Mezcal Negroni

Liqueurs Mezcal , Modern Classics

This underrated mezcal cocktail takes a classic Negroni and adds the smoke of mezcal.

Ressikan Flute

Brandy / Cognac , Modern Classics

This pear brandy cocktail is a nod to the Star Trek episode "The Inner Light." In it, Captain Picard loses consciousness for 20 short minutes but winds up experiencing decades of a double life in his altered state on the planet of Kataan, a dying planet with water issues, in the village of Ressik. In this new reality, he’s known as a flute-playing family man named Kamin.


Rum , Modern Classics

Honor the eternal spirit of Star Trek with this Manhattan-style drink.

Captain’s Holiday

Absinthe , Modern Classics

An out-of-this-world mix of pineapple, lime and a trio of herbal liqueurs.

Prime Directive

Gin , Martinis Modern Classics

This Star Trek–inspired Martini makes a heavenly option.

Guinan’s Negroni

Aquavit , Modern Classics

As El-Aurians, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Guinan and her people are known for their talent as great listeners—just like those people who make nice things for you behind the stick. Inspired by that notion is this sprightly Negroni riff.

Ghost Captain

Amaro , Modern Classics

This cocktail is inspired by the classic Jack Rose cocktail (apple brandy, lime, grenadine) and uses Amaro di Angostura instead of brandy. The bracing drink, named for a character in pirate legends (Angostura is from Trinidad, hence the name), is all about the balance of the spice and bitterness of amaro, vibrant lime and the sweet-tart grenadine.

Suzie Americano

Modern Classics

For this white version of the classic Americano, bartender Tristan Willey mixes Suze, a gentian-based herbal apéritif from Switzerland, with Carpano Bianco, a lightly sweet, round white Italian vermouth. The resulting drink is fragrant and low-alcohol, perfect for day drinking.

Vodka Soda

Vodka , Classics

This super easy vodka cocktail is popular with those trying to cut calories.

Lillet on the Rocks


Every home bar should have a bottle of Lillet Blanc. And a glass of Lillet on the rocks makes for a perfect afternoon.

Vodka Tonic

Vodka , Classics

This classic vodka cocktail couldn’t be easier to make.

50/50 Martini

Vodka , Classics Martinis

Equal parts vermouth and vodka make a simple, elegant sip.

Prince Edward Martini

Vodka , Modern Classics

Vodka Drinks We Love: The Prince Edward Martini

High School Friends

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

This drink a tart and boozy riff on a Whiskey Sour.

Big Red

Beer Scotch , Modern Classics

The snap of ginger, the smoke of scotch, the King of Beers. These are odd but happy bedfellows in this cocktail.

BACARDÍ® 8 Old Fashioned

Rum , Modern Classics

Created in New York in the early 1900s, the iconic Old Fashioned is deemed “the original cocktail.” But even the most established classics can do with a refresh every now and then. Try it with Bacardí 8 Años rum instead of whiskey and call yourself a visionary.

Traditional Old Fashioned

Rye Whiskey , Classics

So popular they named a glass after it, this whiskey cocktail is a classic go-to.

Templeton Manhattan

Rye Whiskey , Classics

This cocktail is the ultimate three-ingredient classic.

Iowa Buck

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

This version of a Buck, or cocktail using ginger beer, uses rye whiskey.


Rye Whiskey , Classics

This classic three-ingredient cocktail is the rye whiskey version of a Negroni.

Mamie Taylor

Scotch , Modern Classics

Use a blended scotch that’s not too mild in this cocktail.

Monte Carlo

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Opt for a high-proof rye, such as Rittenhouse 100-proof, in this variation on the classic Manhattan.


Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

In this cocktail, Canadian whisky tames the bitter, herbal bite of Fernet-Branca.


Bourbon / American Whiskey Scotch , Modern Classics

This 1970s-era drink, named for the popular film The Godfather, is often made with equal parts, but this version dials down the sweetness.


Bourbon / American Whiskey Scotch , Modern Classics

This 1970s-era drink, named for the popular film The Godfather, is often made with equal parts, but this version dials down the sweetness.

Hwayo Negroni

Soju , Modern Classics

The Hwayo Negroni is a riff on the Negroni using soju.

Shandy Maker

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

This beer cocktail adds a hoppy IPA to 100-proof bourbon, some citrus and the kicker: muddled fresh marjoram.

Crownberry Apple

Whiskey , Modern Classics

This whisky cocktail is pretty simple—sort of like an alcoholic version of Ocean Spray Cran-Apple.

Harper’s Bet

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

This citrus-infused cocktail takes the idea of a Manhattan and builds upon the classic.

Keeneland Breeze

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

Bourbon and orange don't usually go together, but this cocktail adds a splash of orange liqueur to bourbon and tops it off with ginger ale to counter the sweetness.

Northern Harvest Buck

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

This take on the Whiskey Ginger (aka the Irish Buck) adds a squeeze of lime and some bitters, which complement the slightly spicy but smooth Crown Royal Northern Harvest rye.


Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

You could say this is the Irish version of a Manhattan.

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