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18 Vodka Cocktails

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Svend Lindbaek

The chameleon of liquors, vodka has a crisp flavor that pairs effortlessly with almost any mixer.

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Our Favorite Rum Cocktails

 <p>Always a popular cocktail, this rum-and-cola drink is very simple to serve up in your own home.</p> <p><strong>Recipe:</strong> <strong>Captain and Cola</strong></p> <p>‘ title=”Captain and Cola” class=”lazyimage lazyload” data-src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f64608d89e3_-_captainandcola-xl-52451454.jpg?crop=1xw:1.0xh;center,top&resize=480:*”></picture></div></div></div><p> Whether you prefer your rum spiced, dark, white, or flavored, this New World spirit’s appeal is easy to see.</p>
<h3 class="body-h3">12 Smooth Gin Drinks</h3>
<div class="embed embed-image embed-image-center embed-image-medium" data-align="center" data-size="medium"> <div class="embed-inner crop-1x1"> <div class="embed-image-wrap aspect-ratio-1x1"> <picture class="zoomable lazyload lazyimage"><source data- media="(min-width: 61.25rem)"></source><source data- media="(min-width: 48rem)"></source><source data- media="(min-width: 30rem)"></source><img alt=" <p>Bartender Alan Walter remembers the genesis of this refreshing drink: “It was summer. I had already used up the restaurant’s supply of fruit and was looking for a new ingredient. Half an hour later the chef, Ian Schnoebelen, asked, ‘Hey, what did you do with the parsley?

Recipe: Parsley Gin Julep

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Wendell T. Webber

Gin can be enjoyed with a wide variety of mixers and juices.

8 Whiskey Drinks

 <p>Toast the Emerald Isle with the Emerald, a combination of whiskey, vermouth, and orange bitters.</p> <p></p> <p><b>Recipe:</b> <b>The Emerald</b></p> <p>‘ title=”The Emerald” class=”lazyimage lazyload” data-src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f9db41bc66c_-_emerald-cocktail-mvjukk-xl.jpg?resize=480:*”></picture></div></div><p>
<span class="image-photo-credit">Lara Robby</span>		</p></div><p> Enjoy a classic Manhattan or one of our new-twist  whiskey creations.</p>
<h3 class="body-h3">Magical Margaritas</h3>
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<span class="image-photo-credit">Tina Rupp</span>		</p></div><p> Need a celebratory drink? Kick back with a frosty, salt-rimmed margarita.</p>
<h3 class="body-h3">17 Best Martini Recipes</h3>
<div class="embed embed-image embed-image-center embed-image-medium" data-align="center" data-size="medium"> <div class="embed-inner crop-1x1"> <div class="embed-image-wrap aspect-ratio-1x1"> <picture class="zoomable lazyload lazyimage"><source data- media="(min-width: 61.25rem)"></source><source data- media="(min-width: 48rem)"></source><source data- media="(min-width: 30rem)"></source><img alt="image" title="Dirty Martini" class="lazyimage lazyload" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f68381cddf8_-_dirty-martini-xl.jpg?crop=1xw:1.0xh;center,top&resize=480:*"></picture></div></div></div><p> These cocktail recipes showcase the versatility of our era’s martini madness.</p>
<h3 class="body-h3">Classic and Updated Mint Juleps</h3>
<div class="embed embed-image embed-image-center embed-image-medium" data-align="center" data-size="medium" readability="7"> <div class="embed-inner crop-1x1"> <div class="embed-image-wrap aspect-ratio-1x1"> <picture class="zoomable lazyload lazyimage"><source data- media="(min-width: 61.25rem)"></source><source data- media="(min-width: 48rem)"></source><source data- media="(min-width: 30rem)"></source><img alt=For a bit of a twist on the classic mint julep, try basil instead. A cocktail straw is placed near the basil sprig garnish so you sniff the fragrance of basil as you take a sip.

Recipe: Fresh Basil Julep

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Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

A refreshing mix of mint, bourbon, sugar, and water, the mint julep is a simple Southern favorite.

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Great Retro Cocktails

 <p>Revive the charm of this classic cocktail, which became popular more than 100 years ago.</p> <p></p> <p><b>Recipe:</b> <b>Tom Collins</b></p> <p>‘ title=”Tom Collins” class=”lazyimage lazyload” data-src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f6856d9ab34_-_tomcollins_hires-xl.jpg?crop=1xw:1.0xh;center,top&resize=480:*”></picture></div></div></div><p> Many of today’s popular cocktails originated 100, 200, even 300 years ago.</p>
<h3 class="body-h3">5 Beer Cocktails</h3>
<div class="embed embed-image embed-image-center embed-image-medium" data-align="center" data-size="medium"> <div class="embed-inner crop-original"> <div class="embed-image-wrap aspect-ratio-original"> <picture class="zoomable lazyload lazyimage"><source data- media="(min-width: 61.25rem)"></source><source data- media="(min-width: 48rem)"></source><source data- media="(min-width: 30rem)"></source><img alt=" <p><i>Ancient, rich, sweet, rewarding, and simple.</i></p> <p></p> <p><b>Recipe:</b> Fill a pint glass 1/4 of the way with chilled porter. (We generally use Anchor or Geary’s.) Stir in 1 tsp superfine sugar or, better, 1 tsp demerara sugar syrup (made with 2 parts raw sugar to 1 part water, heated and stirred until sugar has dissolved) and fill glass with cracked ice. Slowly top off with more porter until full. Grate nutmeg over the top.</p> <p>” title=”Porteree” class=”lazyimage lazyload” data-src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f9dab9a16d2_-_porteree-beer-esq0410-400.jpg?resize=480:*”></picture></div></div><p>
<span class="image-photo-credit">Chris Eckert/Studio D</span>		</p></div><p> A few cocktail experts have succeeded in working beer into honest cocktails.</p>
<h3 class="body-h3">Fruity Alcoholic Drinks</h3>
<div class="embed embed-image embed-image-center embed-image-medium" data-align="center" data-size="medium"> <div class="embed-inner crop-1x1"> <div class="embed-image-wrap aspect-ratio-1x1"> <picture class="zoomable lazyload lazyimage"><source data- media="(min-width: 61.25rem)"></source><source data- media="(min-width: 48rem)"></source><source data- media="(min-width: 30rem)"></source><img alt=Passion fruit mojito mix and white rum make a casual cocktail your guests will enjoy.

Recipe: Passion Fruit Mojitos

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Monica Buck

We’ve got simple cocktail and drink ideas for all your favorite fruits.

Cool Summer Cocktails

 <p>Perfect for a relaxing evening in, this drink combines silky-smooth, aged tequila with tangy grapefruit soda — proof that there’s more than one way to enjoy Mexico’s most famous export.</p> <p></p> <p><b>Recipe: La Paloma Suprema</b></p> <p>” title=”La Paloma Suprema” class=”lazyimage lazyload” data-src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f9d96318336_-_dj_lapalomasuprema_hires-xl.jpg?resize=480:*”></picture></div></div></div><p> These drinks are delicately balanced, include a fruity component, and are served ice cold.</p>
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