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Classic Cocktails Everyone Should Know

Start practicing these essential cocktails and you'll be a pro when it comes to making drinks for family and friends.

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Dark and Stormy

Despite the name, this classic cocktail will be the highlight of any night with friends. Pro Tip: Lay a spoon upside down over the glass when pouring the shot of rum, so it doesn’t mix into the drink right away — that way, you'll achieve that “stormy” look.

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Moscow Mule

For a refreshing spin and an extra pop of flavor, add ginger ice cubes — they'll give the drink even more spicy goodness as they melt.

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Old Fashioned

Craving a smooth, simple cocktail? The traditional drink (muddled with sugar, bitters and orange zest) pairs nicely with its strong whiskey counterpart.

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Mint Julep

Alton Brown muddles fresh mint leaves and sugar to create a refreshing base for your favorite bourbon.
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