A french surgeon's unique experiments inspired the drink's name. The drink is well-balanced, and even gin-haters will enjoy the taste.
Fresh orange juice
The Hanky Panky originated in at the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London. The vermouth and gin play off the Fernet Branca's blend of botanicals.
Back in the early 1800's this drink was made with cognac. Nobody knows why, but somewhere along the years whiskey was substituted for the cognac. And by 1859, it was dubbed the signature of the Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans.
Lemon twist for garnish
Ramos Gin Fizz
Here's another New Orleans gem. Henry C. Ramos, the drink's creator, originally demanded that the drink be shaken for 12 minutes. Luckily for everyone, that herculean effort is no longer required.
Simple syrup or super fine sugar
Fresh lemon and lime juices
1 egg white
2-3 drops orange flower water
This drink was originally created in 1918, but somewhere during the Prohibition the recipe was lost. In one of the greatest beverage comebacks, the drink was rediscovered in 1995 and has since become a favorite.
This is the only blue-purple colored cocktail you should ever drink. No questions. The color comes from the Creme de Violette, which adds light floral notes to the gin drink.
Fresh lemon juice
Creme de Violette
This drink is one of the most popular options in Peru and Chile, and it's made of (as the name suggests) pisco, which is an unaged brandy.
1 egg white
Fresh lemon (or lime) juice
Blood and Sand
The Blood and Sand is named after a 1922 film. It's a sweeter cocktail, and some like to sweeten it even more with extra orange juice.
This is a classic, simple drink. The dominant whiskey and Campari are toned down by the dry vermouth. Experts warn, however, that if you've never had Campari, then you should not make this your first experience.
Rye or Canadian whiskey
The Suffering Bastard was originally created as a hangover cure — hence the name. Although it's more likely to give you hangover than cure one, we still recommend taking a sip.