Cocktail Class 101 – The 25 Essential Drinks

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Why mix drinks at home? Several reasons:

1. It’s a WHOLE lot cheaper than drinking out (safer too!)
2. It’s great fun to become the drink “chef” and mix your own.
3. You can generally make better at home than at the average bar.
4. It’s even more fun to make cocktails for friends.

If you’re going to be the cocktail geek, you’re going to need to know these 25 essential drinks that everyone should know how to make. Highballs don’t count. If you can’t mix gin and tonic or whiskey and soda without a recipe you need to spend some time back at pre-school, not Cocktail U Class 101.

Thanks to and adapted from Serious Eats: Drinks
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