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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

Mai Tai

An easy Mai Tai cocktail recipe

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

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

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-...

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.

White Peach Summer Bellini

Author: Scott Beattie

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.

Vodka and Watermelon Cooler

An easy Vodka and Watermelon Cooler drink recipe

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

Dark and Stormy

An easy Dark and Stormy cocktail recipe

Author: Dale DeGroff

Fresh Lime Margarita

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

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

Pisco Sour

Author: Ryan McGrale

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

Dandelion Wine

Author: Miche Bacher

Bloody Mary

Author: Eben Freeman

Pomegranate Champagne Punch

This bright and bubbly punch features pomegranate seeds and Champagne.

Author: Melissa Clark

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...

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.

Frozen Moscow Mule

The classic Moscow Mule cocktail has vodka, lime, & ginger beer-but it's better with fresh ginger. Make this blender frozen drink for your next bbq.

Author: Maggie Hoffman

Strawberry Daiquiri

Author: Jessica B. Harris

The Classic Margarita

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

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

Classic Champagne Cocktail

Author: Kim Haasarud

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.

Calvados Sidecars

Author: Holly Smith

Amaretto Cranberry Kiss

Author: Meredith Deeds

Manhattan

Make a Manhattan cocktail with this recipe using rye or bourbon and sweet vermouth. Either whiskey is fine, though the rye will give you a drier drink.

Mojito

Author: Eben Freeman

Sidecar

This adaptation of a classic recipe comes from Eben Freeman, bartender of Tailor Restaurant in New York City.

Author: Eben Freeman

Ramos Gin Fizz

Author: Eben Freeman