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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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Champagne Cocktail

Swap whiskey for Champagne in the Old Fashioned template, and you’ll get this pedigreed cocktail, which was first mentioned in Jerry Thomas’s 1862 How to Mix Drinks.

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Mai Tai

The credit for this iconic 1930s drink—whose name is a nod to the Tahitian, “Maita’i,” which means “good”—is usually given to venerable Los Angeles tiki bar Trader Vic’s.