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Callin’ Gloria

On January 6, 2019, a few players from the St. Louis Blues were drinking in a Philadelphia bar when another patron introduced…

Old Fashioned (No-Proof, Hannah)

The Old Fashioned is literally the original cocktail and the inspiration for thousands of other libations that followed. Still, legendary bartender Chris…

Tommy Gun

The Tommy Gun is a signature drink of Jacques Bezuindenhout at San Francisco’s Forgery. Like the gun that inspired the name, the…

Guns of Brixton

Christoph Dorneman, Head Bartender of The French 75 Bar at Arnaud’s in New Orleans in honor of International Clash Day. Eschewing his…

Death or Glory

The ‘Death or Glory’ is a refreshing, mezcal based Negroni riff created by Abigail Gullo as an homage to the Clash. She told…

Kona Cocktail

By Donn Beach, circa 1937. Source: Like every other recipe in this chapter, this is an unpublished “lost” drink from Dick Santiago’s…

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…