Forget milk and sugar. Spike your next cold brew with vodka and sherry.
Embrace the simplicity of a restrained layered cocktail.
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.
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.
Five bitter liqueurs team up for one amazing drink.
Hard to pronounce, easy to love.
Averna and cognac balance out this civilized sip.
Two types of amaro liven up this classic.
Leave the jungle behind.
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.
A small tweak gives this brandy drink a French accent.
Vermouth, sherry and the favor of the gods.
Sherry, vermouth and a dash of royal glamour.
Dry sherry gets propped up with vermouth and bitters.
An out-of-this-world mix of pineapple, lime and a trio of herbal liqueurs.
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.
Entertaining a crowd? This port-based punch will happily serve a group of 20.
The spirit-forward nature of this cocktail makes it perfect for enjoying slowly by the fireside.
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.
This gin cocktail from Tim Wells of Chicago's Revival Social Club gets a seriously fruity twist with pomegranate syrup and raspberry liqueur.
Jäger, amaro and Aperol create one handsome cocktail.
Who said Jäger can’t be fancy? Mix it with bitters and sweet vermouth for a craft cocktail you’ll love.
Strawberry, pineapple and rose combine in this refreshing gin cocktail.
Cool down this summer with a frosty gin and mango cocktail at Blackbird Ordinary.
Even whiskey-drinkers can enjoy vodka with this Manhattan-inspired concoction.
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.
Ron would definitely approve.
A spot of coffee never sounded so good.
This New Year's Eve-inspired libation comes with all the pyrotechnics.
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.
Mix up this spiced concoction after a decadent Thanksgiving meal.
The cognac-and-rye classic Vieux Carré cocktail was invented at New Orleans' famed Carousel Bar.
This rich drink should both revive you and settle your stomach after a big holiday meal.
A three-note combination of creamy caramel, rich java and smooth vodka.
Serve a big bowl of this festive mezcal concoction at your next party.
Nobody will suspect a thing if you just sit quietly and enjoy this sophisticated bourbon cocktail.
Get dizzy with this Averna and lemon cocktail.
This tasty Irish whiskey concoction combines whiskey, sherry and orange marmalade with a soothing ginger syrup.
You can't refuse this complex beverage.
This tasty gin drink mashes up the classic Last Word and Gin Fizz. Try the Last-Word Fizz cocktail.
This inspired chocolaty libation is for adults only.
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.
We won’t squeal on you if you make this apple, ginger and bourbon drink.
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.