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The Victory Cocktail

Sometimes, when perusing old bartending guides, one happens upon a recipe that is just too intriguing to pass up. Sometimes these are drinks that sound like they’d be really good, but even more often they sound terrible. 274 more words

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The Lutkins Special Cocktail

Who was Lutkins? Probably a bartender or a regular customer, but those are only suppositions. And why are so many of these cocktails “special”? Do they really deserve such an appellation? 138 more words

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The Mayfair Cocktail

This drink comes from Ted Saucier’s Bottoms Up, a postwar (1951) compendium of cocktails, and was created and served at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. 130 more words

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The Hakam Cocktail

Another entry from Harry Craddock’s 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, the Hakam is rather similar to the Martinez, which in turn may or may not be the precursor of the Martini. 216 more words

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The Empire Cocktail

After a brief hiatus from the Savoy Cocktail Book, we are back with another drink from that classic compendium. The Empire cocktail is yet another drink based around a 2:1 ratio of gin to apricot brandy. 147 more words

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