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Old Hickory

Maxwell Britten of Brooklyn cocktail bar Maison Premiere adapted his Old Hickory—a reference to President Andrew Jackson’s nickname—from Stanley Clisby’s 1937 Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em.

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Negroni

Like all good stories should, the one about the Negroni’s origin involves rakish Italian nobility. Most accounts credit the recipe to one Count Negroni, a swashbuckling proto-boho.

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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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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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Breakfast

Akin to a Negroni or a Boulevardier, this cocktail is essentially "breakfast encapsulated," says the drink’s creator, Aaron Polsky of NYC's Amor y Amargo.