classic cocktails

Rum & Pepsi? How Coca-Cola Won the Cocktail Wars

Rum & Pepsi? How Coca-Cola Won the Cocktail Wars

Among the modern world’s bitterest rivalries (Red Sox versus Yankees, CrossFit versus joy) lies Coca-Cola and Pepsi. The battle spans generations of pop drinkers. Multi-million-dollar marketing campaigns have engendered lifelong Coke loyalists, those who swear by Pepsi, hipster antagonists who insist their brand is RC Cola, and a growing phalanx of the health-conscious who’d just […]

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Why the Blood and Sand Gets Left Out of the Cocktail Canon

Why the Blood and Sand Gets Left Out of the Cocktail Canon

The Negroni, that boozy red icon, has an entire week and scores of consumer products devoted to it. The Old Fashioned’s association with ”Mad Men” reportedly generated a 500 percent increase in American rye sales. However one Scotch-based drink, the Blood and Sand, remains an outlier to the classic cocktail revival. Its history, like all cocktail histories, is muddled and […]

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The 5 Best Rums for Your Mojito

The 5 Best Rums for Your Mojito

When it comes to summer drinking, the Mojito is a staple. Its citrusy, minty effervescence is the perfect thirst-quencher on those sweltering hot days beneath the sun. Whether you find yourself lounging poolside, party hopping, or simply sipping on a porch, the mojito is sure to deliver. Making Mojitos at home doesn’t have to be as […]

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9 Classic Vodka Cocktails Everyone Should Know How to Make

9 Classic Vodka Cocktails Everyone Should Know How to Make

When it comes to sipping spirits, vodka might not be your first choice. But when it comes to creating cocktails, vodka is actually a bartender’s dream. Quality vodka should be colorless, odorless, and essentially tasteless, making it a perfect boozy addition to a number of different mixers. Everyone should know how to make a good vodka cocktail or […]

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