There’s a reason these elegant drinks have endured for so long, and they’re now enjoying a well-deserved renaissance. Try your hand at one of these outstanding originals.
Describing something as old-fashioned isn’t always a compliment. But for this cocktail, it’s the highest form of flattery. Classic, simple and delicious, this drink is a true original.
Created upon request for Sir Winston Churchill’s mother, in one of the world’s most renowned cities. Elegant and in a class of its own, this drink blends whisky with sweet vermouth.
Good tequila is like fine wine, except instead of aging in the cellar, agave plants mature for at least seven years in the Mexican mountains. It’s the backbone of zesty cocktails like the classic Margarita.
This revived classic has been receiving some much deserved adoration in the last couple of decades. It boasts the perfect balance of sweet and tart.
Approved by both pillaging pirates and a Nobel Prize winner, The Mojito has become a classic around the world. It's citrusy and refreshingly minty.
The Gin Martini
The British Royal Army, Sir Winston Churchill, and Alfred Hitchcock have all shared in the story of this cocktail. Mixed with dry vermouth, it’s crisp, fragrant and as famous as those who crowned it a classic.
"Have you seen Tom Collins?" was a running joke in New York City in the late 1800s, which inspired one enterprising bartender. The result: a tall, bold blend of gin and lemon juice that never disappoints when called for.
There are many permutations of the daiquiri, but they all begin here: a blend of rum, lime juice and sugar. Sour and deliciously sweet, this cocktail blends the best of both worlds.
A pitcher of refreshing, chilled sangria is always a summer favourite. This traditional sangria blends red wine, lemon and fresh fruit beautifully.
An Italian Count made a unique request that resulted in this classic. It's rich, dark and belovedly bitter.