This wine-spiked whiskey sour is our pick for comeback cocktail of the year.

New bourbon whiskey sour. This wine-spiked whiskey sour is our pick for comeback cocktail of the year.

This potent New Orleans nightcap is as much about the aromatic absinthe rinse as it is the Cognac and rye.

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This potent New Orleans nightcap is as much about the aromatic absinthe rinse as it is the Cognac and rye.

The 2:1:1 sour is the first recipe anyone should learn. Mine has whiskey in it, but almost any spirit will do (amaretto and gin are other favourites)  2oz Any spirit  1oz lemon juice  1oz simple syrup  I like to throw in an egg white and shake everything

The sour is the first recipe anyone should learn. Mine has whiskey in it, but almost any spirit will do (amaretto and gin are other favourites) Any spirit lemon juice simple syrup I like to throw in an egg white and shake everything

Not a cocktail, but a brilliant cola recipe I use all the time.

Natural Cola

Natural Cola (make your own syrup, plus instructions on how to carbonate with seltzer or by brewing with yeast). From "Splendid Table.

Basil & Cucumber Gin and Tonic.

I'm not the world's biggest fan of Bombay Sapphire . It's by no means a bad gin, but sometimes I feel like it's a little over complex, other times I find it thin and uninteresting.

Mint Julep with Australian Whiskey

Mint Juleps with Upshot Whiskey

High Spirits Gin and Tonic and Botanicals

High Spirits Gin and Tonic and Botanicals

The Tom Collins Cocktail

Beside the Sour and the Old Fashioned sits a third very malleable cocktail recipe. Highballs are refreshing, simple, low alcohol and delicious.

A classic ratio to make an Old Fashioned with almost any spirit.

If you're at all interested in the history of classic cocktails. The Old Fashioned is a great place to start. They were created in the very early where it was just called the cocktail, and.

Bee's Knees Cocktail

May is National Honey Month, and to celebrate we've got a beautiful classic sour variation from the prohibition era.

Moscow Mule Cocktail

Why you should make a Moscow Mule at your nearest convenience.

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