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Cherry Vodka

Author: Anne Applebaum

Classic Dry Martini

A classic dry martini cocktail made with gin and vermouth and stirred with ice.

Author: The Editors of Epicurious

Old Fashioned

The invention of the drink is frequently (and probably inaccurately) credited to a bartender at the Pendennis Club, in Louisville, Kentucky, who around the turn of the 20th century reportedly made the...

Author: Robert Hess

Mai Tai

An easy Mai Tai cocktail recipe

Basic Mead

The mead you make with this recipe will reflect the qualities of the honey you use. Consult our guide to mead and consider using a first-rate varietal honey. Because mead is fairly high in alcohol (10-...

French 75

This recipe is from Eben Freeman, bartender of Tailor Restaurant in New York City. The drink tastes best when served very cold, so Freeman recommends making sure the glass and the sparkling wine are well...

Author: Eben Freeman

To Make an Excellent Cherry Bounce

Author: Stephen A. McLeod

Hot Buttered Rum

Of all the rums we tried for this recipe, we liked Myers's best. But Oronoco, a new white rum from Brazil, also made a beautifully balanced drink.

Vodka and Watermelon Cooler

An easy Vodka and Watermelon Cooler drink recipe

Sweet Tea with Vodka and Lemonade

A perfect summertime cocktail. Because it's a combination of iced tea, lemonade, and booze, we've dubbed it the Tipsy Arnold Palmer.

Author: Fred Thompson

Fresh Lime Margarita

Dipping the rims of the glasses into a mixture of salt and sugar is a nice touch.

Hot Toddy

Brandy or Scotch also work well in a hot toddy, but the vanilla sweetness of good bourbon was our favorite-this time, at least.

Bazooka Bubblegum Cocktail

Eben Freeman, bartender of Tailor Restaurant in New York City, developed this bubblegum-infused vodka cocktail. The drink gets its name from Bazooka bubblegum, but Freeman prefers to use Double Bubble...

Author: Eben Freeman

Piña Colada

Created in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the 1950s, this is a longstanding classic. While it can be made with a variety of rums-dark, aged, spiced, white, coconut-I like using a combination, but feel free...

Author: Kim Haasarud

Pisco Sour

Author: Ryan McGrale

White Peach Summer Bellini

Author: Scott Beattie

Classic Daiquiri

Nothing like the ubiquitous frozen drinks that bear the same name, this classic cocktail is light, refreshing, and the perfect easy cocktail to while away the summer hours.

Kahlúa Spiked Frozen Mocha Lattes

Author: Abigail Johnson Dodge

Bloody Mary

Author: Eben Freeman

Dandelion Wine

Author: Miche Bacher

Pomegranate Champagne Punch

This bright and bubbly punch features pomegranate seeds and Champagne.

Author: Melissa Clark

Amaretto Cranberry Kiss

Author: Meredith Deeds

Lychee Martini

Enid P. Saldana of San Juan, Puerto Rico, writes: "I would love to get the recipe for the lychee Martini they serve at Kittichai, in New York City." This summer, enjoy a vodka Martini with a real twist...

The Classic Margarita

Learn the classic recipe for a margarita on the rocks, a refreshing cocktail made with high quality tequila.

Dark and Stormy

An easy Dark and Stormy cocktail recipe

Author: Dale DeGroff

French 75 Punch

The French 75 is a classic cocktail usually made with cognac, though gin is sometimes substituted, and that's the spirit I call for in this recipe. It typically isn't served as a punch but works quite...

Author: Kara Newman

Rompope (Mexican Milk, Egg, Spice, and Liquor Punch)

Rompope is served chilled, often over ice, but it can be served warm, which is how I prefer it when cold weather sets in. Either way, it's rich, velvety, fragrant, and certainly full of cheer.

Author: María Del Mar Sacasa

Original Martini

Author: Albert Stevens Crockett

Basil Vodka Gimlets

This fragrant twist on the gimlet cocktail gets its clean green notes not from lime juice but from fresh basil. For extra glamour and aroma, tuck small sprigs of additional basil into each glass.

Cactus Fruit Cocktails

Author: Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

Fleming Fizz

This winter cocktail is a cross between a Penicillin and a French 75. It's a bold, gingery-spicy cocktail for Scotch lovers.

Author: Fred Yarm

Blackberry Gin Fizz

Author: Chad Robertson

Classic Champagne Cocktail

Author: Kim Haasarud

Eggnog

Classic Gourmet Magazine Eggnog

The Maple Ginger Hot Toddy

Brewed tea is an easy way to infuse complex flavors into warming winter cocktails. This libation uses two tea bags for a double-strength brew.

Author: Matt Duckor

Hot White Russian

This steaming version of the classic vodka, cream, and coffee cocktail is especially appealing in winter.