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Stinger

The Stinger’s history is pretty murky. However, we do know that the drink is over a century old. Accounts of American airmen…

Chartreuse Hot Cocoa

This simple combination suggested by Chartreuse brand ambassador Matt Lofink is easy and surprisingly tasty. “It’s really, really simple and fun, a…

Mulled Wine

European cultures have been drinking hot, spiced wine beverages like Glögg and Glühwein for centuries. However, the most famous of them all…

Stinger (Cure)

The Stinger is a classic martini variation enjoying a cult resurgence amongst drinks diehards since the Cocktail Renaissance. The classic specs provide…

Bananarac

Natasha David, 2014 This take on the Sazerac splits the core between Cognac and rye, but adds a delicate banana liqueur and…

The Bad Santa

Devon Tarby, 2015 Devon Tarby describes why she loves this drink: “The Bad Santa is one of my all time favorites. It…

A Stranger Among Us

Katie Renshaw (etta, Chicago) “A Stranger Among Us,” won Italicus’ “Bar Artist of the Year” competition in 2018. The drink riffs on…

Hyena Fang

The Hyena’s Fang was created by Marshall Davis (Gallo Pelón Mezcaleria, Raleigh, N.C.) for the inaugural Sombra Mezcal sustainable cocktail competition and bagged…

Riff Raff

Aaron Polsky—Bar Manager of LA’s Harvard and Stone—created the Riff Raff, a boozy, stirred number that features two types of Italian amari,…

The Bear Necessities

Josh Cameron, head bartender at Boulton & Watt in New York City, created the Bear Necessities, a shaken high-rye bourbon cocktail with…

Smoke & Mirrors (Bound)

The Smoke & Mirrors is a modern take on the classic egg white sour from Dominick DeMartino of Las Vegas’ Bound at…

Cynar Julep

This bitters and rum based riff on the Mint Julep was created by Brad Bolt of the late, great Chicago institution Bar…

Michelada

The Michelada is everywhere in Mexico. And, everywhere in Mexico there is a different opinion on how the drink should be made.…

Cucumber Agua Fresca

Spanish for “fresh waters,” agua fresca is ubiquitous in Mexico and much of Central America. Commonly sold by street vendors, aqua fresca…

Firing Squad (Baker)

Charles H. Baker found this drink (originally called “Mexican Firing Squad”) at the La Cucaracha Bar in Mexico City during his travels…

Smokey Paloma

This is the perfect go to for the beach house, because you can do all of your work ahead of time, and…

The Hummer (Adams)

The Hummer is the rare cocktail that traces its popularity to both the Midwest and the world’s sailing community. Despite the global…