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Thumb_20583_Negroni

Thumb_20583_Negroni

Equal parts Campari, gin and vermouth, the Negroni has a bitter, tongue-tingling taste. This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.

Thumb_21128_Cuba Libre

Thumb_21128_Cuba Libre

Most people who order it in a bar or make it at home simply call it a Rum and Coke, but this delightful drink has a distinguished history and a stately name to match. This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.

Thumb_20936_Rusty Nail

Thumb_20936_Rusty Nail

Despite its dubious-sounding name, the Rusty Nail -- a glowing amber mix of Scotch and Drambuie -- is a pleasure to behold and sip. This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.

Thumb_20117_Oyster Shooter

Thumb_20117_Oyster Shooter

Make sure you get a fresh, cold oyster for this one. This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.

Thumb_20519_The Americano

Thumb_20519_The Americano

Occasionally referred to as a neutered Negroni, the Americano is one of the original Campari cocktails. This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.

Thumb_21627_Gin Rickey

Thumb_21627_Gin Rickey

Embarrassingly simple to make, this classic cocktail from the turn of the 19th century was the first in a long line of Rickeys, dry cocktails usually made without any sweeteners: All you need is gin, a fresh lime, cold club soda -- and a powerful thirst. Read more about this recipe on the Cookthink blog.

Thumb_19638_Aviation Cocktail

Thumb_19638_Aviation Cocktail

The name of this feisty Depression-era cocktail is supposedly linked to air travel of the time -- a risky venture not for the faint of heart. This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.

Thumb_20272_The Adonis

Thumb_20272_The Adonis

Think of the Adonis as a graceful transmutation of a simple glass of sherry. This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.

Thumb_21548_Basic Brandy Cobbler

Thumb_21548_Basic Brandy Cobbler

Feel free to substitute spirits, liqueurs and garnishes of your choosing. This is one drink where you literally call the shots. This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.

Thumb_19961_Irish Coffee

Thumb_19961_Irish Coffee

To make the best Irish Coffee, use quality freshly ground and brewed beans, and always whip your heavy cream without sugar right before serving. This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.

Thumb_17935_Applejack Cocktail

Thumb_17935_Applejack Cocktail

Applejack is a traditional American alcohol made from distilled hard cider. This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.

Thumb_19132_Blue Blazer

Thumb_19132_Blue Blazer

Made with Scotch, honey and water, the Blue Blazer got its charming name from the fact that the drink is literally all lit up well before the imbiber is. This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.

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