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Classic Cocktails That Every Woman Should Know

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DAIQUIRI
What it’s made with: white rum, simple syrup, lime juice


Daiquiris are not quite like margaritas, as many believe. They are shaken cocktails made with rum and served in a frosty glass with crushed ice. The modern take would serve it straight up in a cocktail glass.

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Recipe: Esquire

HIGHBALL
What it’s made with:
Whisky, club soda, Collins glass


Back in the 1890s, the Highball was nothing but spirits and whatever you could lay your hands on-soda water or ginger ale with some ice. Before then, people would never have considered mixing a liquor as pure as whisky with water.

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Recipe: Esquire

BLOODY MARY
What’s it made with: vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Tobasco, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce


Tomato juice seldom goes well with other ingredients, but when it does, it becomes a savage combination that reigns as a classic for more than 80 years. With its mix of spirits, fresh juices, salts, and capsaicin, its history lies deep in the search for a hangover cure.

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Recipe: Esquire

SIDECAR
What it’s made with: 
Cointreau, cognac, lemon juice


The sidecar came to prominence in the ‘50s and while whiskeys and cognacs are completely different drinks, they both ferment in a barrel and produce the same smoky flavor that blends well together. The lemon juice makes for a touch of acidity in the drink.

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Recipe: Esquire

BELLINI MIMOSAS
What it’s made with: peach slices, peach nectar, sparkling rosé wine, prosecco or Champagne, and grenadine syrup


Brunch staples bellinis and mimosas are given a modern mix with this recipe. Your regular bubbly is elevated with a sweet peach nectar and fresh fruit slices and should make a valuable addition to your brunch menu at home.

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Recipe: Delish

LA PALOMA
What it’s made of: Patron tequila, grapefruit, club soda or grapefruit soda, wedge lime


La Paloma has all the fruity flavors a margarita does and incorporates that tequila kick right in. It’s great for nights in and you could whip it up in a minute.

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Recipe: Delish

MARTINI

What it’s made of: dry vermouth, gin, cocktail glass, olives or lemon twist


Many variations of the martini have surfaced but the best one would have to be those that are stirred, not shaken, made with little or no sugar. Shaking it could dilute the flavors.

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Recipe: Esquire

MOJITO

What it’s made of: white rum, simple syrup, lime juice, mint leaves, tonic water, Collins glass


Minty and refreshing, this classic made to Ernest Hemingway’s list of favorites. As a man known for his drinking as much as his writing, he must be on to something here.

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Recipe: Esquire

h/t: Town&Country

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