Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

This classic combo should be credited with starting the whole spritz phenomenon in the United States. RECIPE Makes 1 Thread olives onto a swizzle...
French 75

French 75

Gin and Champagne make a bubbly wonderful duo, which is why this classic cocktail is always a good idea. RECIPE  Makes 1 Combine gin, lemon juice...
Batched Manhattan

Batched Manhattan

It just may be the perfect cocktail—especially when you can make it (and serve it) in bulk.  RECIPE Makes 4 Combine bourbon, vermouth, and Angost...
Tom Collins Bar

Tom Collins Bar

Aside from banana, we can’t think of a fruit that wouldn’t be good in this drink. RECIPE  Makes 8 Gin Base Combine gin, lemon juice, and sugar in...
Pour Over Irish Coffee

Pour Over Irish Coffee

They use a pour over coffee method, pouring the whiskey and water over the coffee right at the bar. RECIPE  Makes1 Place sugar cube in an Irish c...
Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

We will avoid all Sex and the City references here, but the fact remains: This cocktail is classic for a reason. RECIPE Makes 1 Combine vodka, cr...
Mojito

Mojito

Be sure to thoroughly muddle the 2 mint sprigs with the simple syrup before shaking.  RECIPE Makes 1 Muddle simple syrup and 2 mint sprigs in a c...
Mint Julep

Mint Julep

RECIPE  Makes 4 In each of 4 short glasses, place 8 mint leaves and 1 teaspoon powdered sugar. Muddle, crushing mint to release oils. Add 1/2 cup ...
Daiquiri

Daiquiri

The elegant Cuban combo of lime and rum has nothing to do with the syrupy slush you’ll find at swim-up bars. RECIPE Makes 1 Combine sugar, rum, ...
The Vesper

The Vesper

Martini drinker? Try this Italian take on the Vesper, which uses the slightly sweet aperitif Cocchi Americano. RECIPE Filling Combine 1 ounce Lo...
The Pimm's Cup

The Pimm's Cup

Make this quintessentially-British garden drink to make it feel like summer. RECIPE Makes 1 Place 1/2-inch-thick cucumber slices in cocktail shak...
Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule

This vodka cocktail is having a moment, copper mug and all. RECIPE Makes 1 Pour club soda, vodka, and ginger syrup into a Moscow Mule mug filled ...
The London G&T

The London G&T

The Gin and Tonic is swinging again, thanks to new distillers who have made gin cool. And it doesn't get more classic than this recipe.   RECIPE ...
Sazerac

Sazerac

Mix this New Orleans classic hours ahead of time, says Andrew Volk, of Maine's Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, and serving it is as simple as pou...
Spiced Dark and Stormy

Spiced Dark and Stormy

The longer the spices infuse in the rum, the more flavourful this dark and stormy will be. RECIPE Makes 2 Special Equipment: A spice mill or mort...
Joly’s Pisco Sour

Joly’s Pisco Sour

"More great expressions of pisco are making their way into the States, with a huge array of flavour profiles, from rustic and edgy to delicate and...
Boulevardier

Boulevardier

Named for The Boulevardier magazine, this Prohibition-era cocktail was a favorite among American expatriates living in Paris. RECIPE Makes 1 Comb...
Sloe Gin

Sloe Gin

Sloe gin, used in this drink from Josephine House, Austin, is a liqueur made by steeping sloe berries (sour wild plums) in gin with some sugar. R...
Classic Whiskey Smash

Classic Whiskey Smash

This drink is just as refreshing when made with gin, vodka, or rum. RECIPE  Makes 1 Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash 7 fresh...
Sidecar - Not Side Drink

Sidecar - Not Side Drink

There’s a simple structure behind all sours, a family of citrus-based cocktails. RECIPE PREPARATION Makes 1 Place some sugar on a small plate. Mo...
Margarita - Shaken & Strong

Margarita - Shaken & Strong

Strong, shaken, and sooooo easy to drink. RECIPE PREPARATION Makes 1 Place some salt on a small plate. Rub rim of an old-fashioned or rocks glass ...
The New-New Bloody Mary

The New-New Bloody Mary

Our favourite Bloody Mary is an instant classic. Great-quality tomato juice, bright lemon juice, savoury Worcestershire, and a tangy hot sauce del...
Negroni The Classic 1:1:1

Negroni The Classic 1:1:1

The classic 1:1:1 (equal parts gin, vermouth, and Campari), but Chiltern Firehouse in London tweaked the ratio on this bittersweet Italian classic...