Legendary Cocktails

10 classic cocktails from a different era.

This luxurious drink was originally served at The Colony, a New York City establishment frequented by the Vanderbilts and Windsors. See this RecipeAndré Baranowski

Green Tree

This cocktail was originally served at Lindy's in New York City and is named after the fluorescent green hue imparted by the creme de menthe. See this RecipeAndré Baranowski

Manhattan Noonday

This bourbon-based drink was originally served at the Noonday Club in St. Louis, Missouri. See this RecipeAndré Baranowski

Mr. Soule's Special

The invention of this orange-infused brandy cocktail is attributed to Henri Soule, the proprietor of the famed Manhattan restaurant Le Pavillon. See this RecipeAndré Baranowski

Henry C. Ramos's Gin Fizz

A mix of orange flower water and gin gives this New Orleans cocktail a floral character and a hint of juniper. See this RecipePenny De Los Santos

Mint Julep

You don't have to wait for the Kentucky Derby to indulge in this minty cocktail--it's a refreshing drink any day of the year. See this RecipeRussell Kaye


Bartenders at the Fairmont Hotel's Sazerac Bar in New Orleans make the house specialty according to this formula. See the recipe for Sazerac »Ben Fink

The Sidecar

For best results, use a good quality cognac when making this elegant libation. See this RecipeChristopher Hirsheimer


The daiquiri, which made its formal debut in the United States at Washington's Army and Navy Club in 1909, is a fairly simple drink. The more familiar slushy version was created by a Havana bartender, who added crushed ice. See the recipe for Daiquiri »Melanie Acevedo

Old Fashioned

A bartender at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky, invented this cocktail, ostensibly to mask the flavor of bourbon for a Civil War veteran and club member who didn't cotton to its flavor. See the recipe for Old Fashioned »Russell Kaye