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Niesen Buzz Bomb

This was the preferred concoction of Gertrude Niesen, an actress and singer and frequent patron of Manhattan’s Stork Club in the 1930s and ‘40s, and it’s a hell of a…



The Seelbach Hotel's grand, saloon-style counter reportedly created this signature cocktail when a bartender used a Manhattan to catch the overflow from an uncorked Champagne bottle.

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White Lady

A smoothed out Gin Sour, the White Lady was made famous by its creator Harry MacElhone of Harry's New York Bar in Paris and Harry Craddock of The Savoy in…