Despite James Bond's preference, the best martinis are not shaken.
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Since Whitley Neill gin gets its signature tanginess in part from the fruit of the African baobab tree, this sweet, sour, and spicy apéritif takes its name from a song by Senegal’s legendary Orchestra Baobab.
In the 1880s, Old Tom gin, a style with quite a bit more sweetness than London dry, was just beginning to gain popularity in America. This is the drink that put it over the top.
A fix, otherwise known as a “fix-up,” can be made with brandy, rum, whiskey, or gin.
Here’s a guide to the five styles currently available and the cocktails best suited to each one.
The martini, like gin itself, has undergone a remarkable evolution over the years.
From classic styles to radical departures, gin is having a moment.
This clean, smooth, buttery aged spirit is made by a family that's been distilling rum for 250 years.
A tiny LA bar keeps the tiki tradition alive.
Julian Cox, a bartender at the Los Angeles restaurant Rivera, gave us the recipe for this colorful cocktail, which takes its smoky flavor from puréed chipotle chiles in adobo and its sweetness from ginger syrup.
This drink is one of our favorites to make with Rittenhouse rye whiskey.
PacifiKool Hawaiian Ginger Syrup and club soda make for a zingy alternative to ginger beer in this classic rum drink.
This cocktail is based on one in The Joy of Mixology (Clarkson Potter, 2003) by Gary Regan.
This rye whiskey has a dry, almost bready character.