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The Old Fashioned
The Old Fashioned
The Old Fashioned is probably the first drink to be officially called a cocktail. It is usually served in a short, 8-12 ounces glass, which is named after the drink. The name "Old Fashioned" was originally used in the 1880s for a Bourbon whiskey cocktail invented by a bartender of a gentlemen's club in Louisville, Kentucky called Pendennis Club...
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The Sidecar
The Sidecar
The sidecar cocktail is believed to be originated in Paris by an American Army captain during World War I. David A. Embury in his 1948 book called "The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks" writes: "[The drink] was named after the motorcycle sidecar in which the good captain was driven to and from the little bistro where the drink was born and christened."
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White Russian
White Russian
A White Russian is a cocktail composed of vodka, Kahlúa or any other coffee liquor and cream or milk. It is usually served in an old-fashioned glass with ice. The drink is called what it is because of vodka in it; it is not a traditional Russian drink (the cocktail isn't, not vodka). Another version is that it is named in homage of the anti-Bolshevik White Movement in Russia (Russian Civil War)...
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Gin and Tonic
Gin and Tonic
The gin and tonic cocktail is one of the most famous and popular mixed drinks. It has original flavor, good refreshing qualities and a very simple classic formula - liquor + mixer + ice. It is often mentioned in various books, movies and other kinds of popular culture...
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Manhattan Ė a Drinking Manís Cocktail
Manhattan Ė a Drinking Manís Cocktail
According to a popular version, the Manhattan cocktail was invented in the early 1870's for a banquet held in the Manhattan Club (New York). The banquet was very successful and the drink became popular and fashionable. It was often requested by the name of the club where it was originated - "The Manhattan cocktail"...
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Martini - a Drink with Something in It
Martini - a Drink with Something in It
Martini is unarguably the icon of cocktail culture nowadays and probably the most stylish drink one can think of...
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Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary
The Bloody Mary is one of the most popular and easy to prepare drinks with many loyal admires. However, there are many nuances to a good Bloody Mary and only a few people are skilled enough to make one...
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Eggnogs
Eggnogs
This drink was previously called "Noggin" or "Egg and Grog"; now it's just "Eggnog". Despite modern tendencies and health warnings eggnogs remain an important part of various celebrations and holiday parties. They have many variations, but no matter which one you decide to prepare, your guests will surely enjoy it...
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Jello Shots
Jello Shots
Jello Shots can be made using almost any type of alcohol. The only thing you need to do is to adjust amount of cold water in them according to the proof of the alcoholic beverage to ensure that the shot still sets...
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