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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.

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Autumn Sweater

The bittersweet lyrics of “Autumn Sweater,” from Yo La Tengo’s 1997 album, I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One, serve as the source material for this melancholy change-of-season shoegazer.

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Dead Celebrity

The challenges and triumphs Alex Waldman faces owning Istanbul's only craft cocktail bar are perhaps best summarized by this drink.

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Whiskey Sour

This iconic sour—whiskey, lemon juice and sugar shaken over ice—forms the building block for many a cocktail.

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Perfect Manhattan

The "perfect" modifier indicates a combination of dry and sweet vermouths as opposed to the original Manhattan's full measure of sweet vermouth.

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Blood and Sand

This recipe first popped up in the Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930, with the title thought to be a nod to Rudolf Valentino’s 1922 silent film of the same name…

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Old Pal

Harry MacElhone of Harry’s Bar in Paris credited his “old pal,” sports journalist and barfly William “Sparrow” Robertson, with the inspiration for this drink.

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Bitter Handshake

Bartender Andrew Bohrer developed this after-dinner Fernet old-fashioned digestif of sorts, with an ingenious rye whiskey syrup subbing in for the standard simple syrup.

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Remember the Maine

Described first by spirits writer Charles H. Baker in his 1939 classic, the Gentleman’s Companion, this rye-based drink has an ingredient list that’s part Sazerac, part Manhattan.