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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.

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.

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.

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.

Kir Royale

Classics

The best-known Champagne cocktail, the Kir Royale, turns any glass of bubbly into a special occasion.

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.

Whisky in Church

Scotch , Modern Classics

Though a bit rare, this smoky whisky cocktail is delicious when made well.

Pisco Sour

Pisco , Modern Classics

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

The Fox Mulder

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

This X-Files–inspired cocktail is a classic Whiskey Sour with a pineapple twist. A Green Chartreuse float gives the drink an ethereal appearance, but the high-proof, medicinal bite keeps it grounded.

Puerto Vallarta

Tequila , Modern Classics

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

Fennel 75

Tequila , Modern Classics

Turn the French 75 on its head by swapping in tequila, fennel liqueur and honey syrup and topping with bubbles.

Celery Daisy

Tequila , Modern Classics

Fresh celery juice adds bright, earthy undertones to this tequila-based cocktail made with elderflower liqueur and Fino sherry.

Lawless Liter

Tequila , Punches

Meet the ensemble cast critics will cheer for, featuring heavy-hitters like tequila, Yellow Chartreuse and velvet falernum.

Embarcadero

Rye Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Meet the trifecta of perfectly balanced, bittersweet flavor: amaro, sweet vermouth and rye.

Montgomerie Smoked Cider

Scotch , Modern Classics

The formula for a perfectly balanced glass of fall flavor? Smoky Scotch, sweet cider and tart lemon juice.

Pumpkin Pie Brew

Beer , Modern Classics

Pumpkin fans will love this easy blend of pumpkin beer and freshly-brewed black tea laced with chai spices, coconut and pineapple.

Cranberry Sauced

Vodka , Modern Classics

This base of freshly-brewed Darjeeling tea spiked with hibiscus, strawberry and lemon peel is a bright match for vodka and cranberry bitters.

French 75

Gin , Classics

This bright and bubbly glass of gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and Champagne is a timeless classic for good reason.

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.

Grapefruit Sazerac

Absinthe Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Grapefruit adds a welcome citrus note to this New Orleans specialty.

St.Valentine’s Tipple Cocktail Recipe

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Bet you never thought you’d see maple syrup and pineapple juice become best friends?

The American Poet Cocktail Recipe

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Absinthe gives this rye whiskey cocktail something to brag about.

The Ambassador Cocktail Recipe

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

You’ll want this complex cocktail representing your interests.

Flannel

Brandy / Cognac , Modern Classics

Cognac and apple cider are shaken into this ice-cold—but warming—cocktail.

Proven Perfect

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

Port, Fernet Branca and cardamom-infused bitter liqueur take a bourbon cocktail to uncharted territory.

The Mount Gay Old Fashioned

Rum , Classics Modern Classics

Prefer rum to whiskey? This twist on the old timey classic will cure all your ailments.

The Black Barrel Manhattan

Rum , Modern Classics

Try this Caribbean take on the classic rye whiskey drink.

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.

Classic Bijou

Gin , Classics

This classic gin drink, named for the French word for "jewel," will put a twinkle in your eye.

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.

Bananarac

Brandy / Cognac Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

The New Orleans classic Sazerac gets a clever upgrade with banana liqueur.

Dirty Oaxacan Martini

Mezcal , Martinis

Mezcal in a Martini? Try this olive juice-spiked concoction.

White Dragon

Tequila , Margaritas

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

Cacao Old Fashioned

Rum , Classics

A delicious chocolate-flavored rum is the base for this spin on the classic.

Ten Aviation

Gin , Classics

Take flight with this gin classic.

Ten French 75

Gin , Classics

Break out the bubbly for this classic cocktail.

50/50 Martini

Gin , Classics Martinis

Go heavy on the vermouth for this tasty variation on the classic Martini.

Perfect Ten Martini

Gin , Classics Martinis

It only takes one ingredient to make this classic a perfect ten. Tanqueray No. Ten is distilled with whole citrus instead of dried citrus peel, and includes grapefruit, orange and lime, along with juniper, coriander and a hint of chamomile. Don’t forget the perfect garnish to match: a grapefruit twist.

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