5 Classic Cocktails
Reinvented By the Pros
While 2020 was all about returning to cocktail classics and mastering old school methods at home, 2021 has brought a return to innovation. After months stuck at home pouring the same drinks and dreaming of the day we could step back inside our favorite watering holes, the reinvigorated excitement for new, convention-breaking techniques has sparked our curiosities and stimulated our palates.
For many behind the bar, this has led to the modernization of tried and true cocktail recipes that have stood the test of time. That’s why VinePair asked some of the world’s best bartenders to create their own variations on some of the most popular cocktails.
From an Old Fashioned with a tropical twist, to a grasshopper salt–rimmed Margarita, these innovative twists on the classics prove that there’s no shortage of creativity in today’s bar scene. Looking for an update on an old favorite? Read on for riffs of the Martini, Old Fashioned, French 75, Daiquiri, and Margarita crafted by the pros.