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CLASSIC: The Brooklyn Cocktail

Of the five boroughs of New York City, history has only neglected poor old Staten Island when it comes to having a cocktail named after it. Of the other four we have all heard of the Manhattan and a few more of us might know a Bronx, but what about The Queens Cocktail and The Brooklyn?
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COCKTAILS: The Wet Martini

The dryness of a martini is determined by the amount of extra dry vermouth used - ironically, the less extra dry vermouth the more dry the martini. If we go back in time, we will find many incarnations of the famed Martini and the further we go, the more vermouth is used.
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CLASSIC:The Scofflaw Cocktail

The Scofflaw Cocktail, is a concoction that has disappeared off the radar a bit, but is certainly a tipple worthy of a whirl. Fortunately the origins and formula of this drink are no secret. It was first compounded at Harry's New York Bar in Paris, 1924, during the height of American Prohibition. Ironically, if it wasn't for a ban on the consumption of alcoholic beverages this drink may have never existed.
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CLASSIC: Morning Glory Fizz

Hopefully by now you've managed to get hold of David A. Embury's The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks which was re-released last year. Last December, to celebrate its return we thought a little picker-upper, corpse reviver, eye opener, bracer or brain duster, like the Morning Glory Fizz, might just do the trick in blowing the cobwebs off this much lauded tome...
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CLASSIC: Sazerac

Like Bourbon Street, Jazz and Creole cooking, the Sazerac cocktail is quintessentially New Orleans. Supposedly one of the world's first cocktails, it is definitely the most famous drink to come out of the Louisiana party town. Also includes video of Robert Hess preparing the drink...
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CLASSIC: The Negroni

According to the most popular origin tale, the Negroni wasn't invented until around the 1920s. But there would be no Negroni without the invention of its key ingredient Campari and the subsequent Americano cocktail which all happened way back in the 1860s.
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CLASSIC: Knickerbocker

The Knickerbocker's life starts in Boston appearing in drinks lists and newspapers around the 1850s. During the 1850s and 60s the Knickerbocker was quite the popular summer drink and this little beauty was included in several drinks manuals of note including Jerry Thomas's How to Mix Drinks in 1862...