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Scotch & Soda

Scotch , Classics

A little bit of soda helps bring out all of the complex flavors in your favorite Scotch. Get the proportions right to this fizzy combination and you've got an instant classic on your hands that will never go out of style.

Dark ’n Stormy

Rum , Classics

Even when this drink describes the weather, you'll feel warm on the inside.


Liqueurs Rum , Modern Classics

Challenge your palate with this complex Italian cocktail.

Elyx Cold Fashioned

Vodka , Modern Classics

Forget milk and sugar. Spike your next cold brew with vodka and sherry.

The Duchess of Detroit

Brandy / Cognac Cognac

Embrace the simplicity of a restrained layered cocktail.

Wolfberger Punch

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

This cocktail by Ciaran Wiese, the bar manager at Tucson, Ariz.’s Agustin Kitchen, is an updated version of a Picon Punch.

Canadian Manhattan

Canadian Whisky , Modern Classics

An all-Canada ingredients list makes this cocktail by Simon Ogden of Veneto in Victoria, British Columbia, extra nice.


Canadian Whisky , Modern Classics

A dash of fernet spices up this 416-style Manhattan by Simon Ogden of Veneto in Victoria, British Columbia.

Hot Apple Pie


Looking for something to warm you up when it’s cold out? Try this cocktail from Smith & Whistle at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane.

Remember the Maine

Rye Whiskey , Classics

If you appreciate a good Manhattan—a rye Manhattan specifically—then the Remember the Maine will most likely find a home in your drinks repertoire. The cocktail comes from Charles H. Baker, Jr’s. The Gentleman’s Companion from 1939 and is notable for its additions of cherry liqueur and a touch of absinthe.

On the Wings of Eagles

Brandy / Cognac , Modern Classics

For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team. This drink by Matthew Polzin of The Olde Bar is inspired by the Philadelphia Eagles, whose team color is represented by the Green Chartreuse and team’s eagle represented on the bottle of Fernet-Branca.

Vecchia Passione

Amaro , Modern Classics

Five bitter liqueurs team up for one amazing drink.

Carciofi Shandy

Modern Classics

Hard to pronounce, easy to love.

Fall Into Italy

Amaro Brandy / Cognac Rum , Modern Classics

Averna and cognac balance out this civilized sip.

Rye Bandit

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

Two types of amaro liven up this classic.

Italian Bird

Rum , Modern Classics

Leave the jungle behind.

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.

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.

Captain’s Holiday

Absinthe , Modern Classics

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

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.

Ciderhouse Punch

Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Punches

Entertaining a crowd? This port-based punch will happily serve a group of 20.

Fall to Pieces

Brandy / Cognac Liqueurs Rye Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

The spirit-forward nature of this cocktail makes it perfect for enjoying slowly by the fireside.

Rudolph’s Nose

Other Whiskey , Modern Classics

Anchor’s Christmas Spirit is the merry result of distilling Anchor Brewing’s Christmas ale, which creates a smooth, winter-spiced spirit that’s ideal for holiday cocktails like this one, mixed with maraschino, cognac and bitters.

Nail in the Coffin

Japanese Whisky , Modern Classics

This spirit-forward cocktail from San Francisco’s Dirty Habit combines Italian bitter amaro and Portuguese wine with Japanese whisky and Spanish liqueur.

NOLET’S Bramble

Gin , Modern Classics

This gin cocktail from Tim Wells of Chicago's Revival Social Club gets a seriously fruity twist with pomegranate syrup and raspberry liqueur.

Precision Timepiece

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

Jäger, amaro and Aperol create one handsome cocktail.

Stag’s Leap

Liqueurs Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Who said Jäger can’t be fancy? Mix it with bitters and sweet vermouth for a craft cocktail you’ll love.

The Rose Garden

Gin , Modern Classics

Strawberry, pineapple and rose combine in this refreshing gin cocktail.

NOLET’S Mango Crush

Gin , Modern Classics

Cool down this summer with a frosty gin and mango cocktail at Blackbird Ordinary.


Liqueurs Vodka , Modern Classics

Even whiskey-drinkers can enjoy vodka with this Manhattan-inspired concoction.

The Burgundy

Canadian Whisky , Modern Classics

Ron would definitely approve.

Grand Coffee

Liqueurs , Hot

A spot of coffee never sounded so good.

Set the New Year on Fire

Scotch , Modern Classics Tiki / Tropical

This New Year's Eve-inspired libation comes with all the pyrotechnics.


Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

Introduced by San Francisco bartender Jon Santer in the early 2000s, the Revolver is locked and loaded with the spicy bite of rye-heavy Bulleit Bourbon and a slug of coffee liqueur. Orange bitters lend subtle brightness to that dark and mysterious duo. Go ahead and pull the trigger.


Brandy / Cognac , Modern Classics

Mix up this spiced concoction after a decadent Thanksgiving meal.

Vieux Carré

Brandy / Cognac Rye Whiskey , Classics

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


Liqueurs Vermouth / Aperitif Wine

This rich drink should both revive you and settle your stomach after a big holiday meal.

Iced Caramel Coffee

Vodka , Modern Classics

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

Oaxacan Punch

Liqueurs Mezcal , Punches

Serve a big bowl of this festive mezcal concoction at your next party.

The Inside Job

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

Nobody will suspect a thing if you just sit quietly and enjoy this sophisticated bourbon cocktail.


Liqueurs , Modern Classics

Get dizzy with this Averna and lemon cocktail.


Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

This tasty Irish whiskey concoction combines whiskey, sherry and orange marmalade with a soothing ginger syrup.

La Cola Nostra

Rum , Modern Classics

You can't refuse this complex beverage.

Last Word Fizz

Gin , Modern Classics

This tasty gin drink mashes up the classic Last Word and Gin Fizz. Try the Last-Word Fizz cocktail.

Tootsie Roll

Rye Whiskey

This inspired chocolaty libation is for adults only.


Brandy / Cognac , Classics

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.

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