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Vieux Carré

Stanley Clisby Arthur, author of Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em, attributed this drink’s original recipe to the Hotel Monteleone, located in the NOLA's Vieux Carré (French…

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French 75

Named after a French gun used in World War I—a not-so-subtle nod to the drink's lethalness—the Champagne cocktail was made famous at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris in the…

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Brandy Smash

The original and most popular variant of the smash throughout its heyday was the Brandy Smash, traditionally a mixture of spirit, water, sugar and mint, built over crushed ice.

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Alabazam

American expatriate Leo Engel was working at the Criterion Hotel in London when he supposedly created the Alabazam, an obscure recipe that appears in his 1878 book American and Other…