The recipe for the Blood and Sand first appeared in print in Harry Craddock’s 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book. It's a complex combination of fruity and smoky, and a cinch to make with just four ingredients of identical proportions. Try it yourself with the fool-proof recipe below.
Even when this drink describes the weather, you'll feel warm on the inside.
Challenge your palate with this complex Italian cocktail.
Named for the marmalade-loving bear, this drink gets a jolt of fruit flavor from orange preserves.
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.
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.
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.
The best-known Champagne cocktail, the Kir Royale, turns any glass of bubbly into a special occasion.
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.
Though a bit rare, this smoky whisky cocktail is delicious when made well.
The addition of gum syrup lends silky richness to this frothy classic.
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.
Tequila and verjus make fine bedfellows in this fragrant glass topped with bubbles.
Turn the French 75 on its head by swapping in tequila, fennel liqueur and honey syrup and topping with bubbles.
Fresh celery juice adds bright, earthy undertones to this tequila-based cocktail made with elderflower liqueur and Fino sherry.
Meet the ensemble cast critics will cheer for, featuring heavy-hitters like tequila, Yellow Chartreuse and velvet falernum.
Meet the trifecta of perfectly balanced, bittersweet flavor: amaro, sweet vermouth and rye.
The formula for a perfectly balanced glass of fall flavor? Smoky Scotch, sweet cider and tart lemon juice.
Pumpkin fans will love this easy blend of pumpkin beer and freshly-brewed black tea laced with chai spices, coconut and pineapple.
This base of freshly-brewed Darjeeling tea spiked with hibiscus, strawberry and lemon peel is a bright match for vodka and cranberry bitters.
This bright and bubbly glass of gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and Champagne is a timeless classic for good reason.
Grapefruit adds a welcome citrus note to this New Orleans specialty.
Bet you never thought you’d see maple syrup and pineapple juice become best friends?
Absinthe gives this rye whiskey cocktail something to brag about.
You’ll want this complex cocktail representing your interests.
Cognac and apple cider are shaken into this ice-cold—but warming—cocktail.
Port, Fernet Branca and cardamom-infused bitter liqueur take a bourbon cocktail to uncharted territory.
Prefer rum to whiskey? This twist on the old timey classic will cure all your ailments.
Try this Caribbean take on the classic rye whiskey drink.
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.
This classic gin drink, named for the French word for "jewel," will put a twinkle in your eye.
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.
The New Orleans classic Sazerac gets a clever upgrade with banana liqueur.
Mezcal in a Martini? Try this olive juice-spiked concoction.
Try this lemon twist on the classic Margarita, with an egg white for extra richness.
A delicious chocolate-flavored rum is the base for this spin on the classic.
Take flight with this gin classic.
Break out the bubbly for this classic cocktail.