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Bar Tartine’s Beet and Rye Kvass

At San Francisco’s Bar Tartine, kvass (a fermented and subtly alcoholic Eastern European beverage) is made from beets and rye scraps from the beloved Tartine Bakery.

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Pass the Kvassier

At Portland’s traditional Russian zakuski (Russian small plates) restaurant, Kachka, Israel Morales mixes together brandy and rye kvass, which he calls a “natural marriage.”

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Dunhill

A classic sherry drink that echoes several classics—the 1:1:1 ratio skews Negroni, while splitting dry vermouth with an oxidized sherry and an olive garnish (or in this case, a blended sherry) seems to wink at the Perfect Martini.

up to date cocktail classic whiskey sherry recipe

Up-To-Date Cocktail

Manhattanesque in both composition and deliciousness, this classic sherry cocktail welcomes bourbon if you prefer your whiskey a little sweeter, or oloroso if you fancy a bit more viscosity.

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Noce Vecchio

Made from entirely Italian ingredients, the Noce Vecchio (literally “old nut”) is a Futurist play on the Old Hickory, a New Orleans cocktail that mixes sweet and dry vermouth with a healthy helping of bitters.

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Negroni Shakerato

The Shakerato takes the classic stirred combination of Campari, sweet vermouth and gin and shakes them into an icy, pink froth.

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Aperol Spritz Jello Shots

Aperol, the classic Italian ingredient from Padua, provides the lightly bitter base for this unexpected iteration of the most famous spritz cocktail.

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“Root Beer Float”

This bittersweet, fluffy mixture—which takes its inspiration from the Italian Futurist approach to mixology—is somewhere in between a Ramos Gin Fizz and the soda fountain classic.

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