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Vesper

A truly Bond-style cocktail, the Vesper was first mentioned by writer Ian Fleming in his 1953 novel, Casino Royale, as a drink order detailed by Bond himself—a strong formula of…

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Rob Roy

The first-known mentions of the Rob Roy credit New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel for the 1897 recipe, which is essentially a Manhattan made with Scotch whisky.

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Pisco Sour

This frothy spur off the sour family tree has roots in both America and Peru. The story goes that American-born Victor Morris moved to Peru to work on the railroads…

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Manhattan

One of the enduring heavyweights in the cocktail world, the Manhattan is something of a twist on the Old Fashioned, most likely spurred by the late-19th century rise of sweet…

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Betty Carter

Jeremy Oertel came up with this sherry and amaro-infused whiskey sour in ode to Betty Carter, the legendary jazz singer who once lived in Brooklyn's Fort Green neighborhood.