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By Babs Suzanne Harrison

It's cocktail hour! This deck beneficial properties 50 undying drink recipes--from the subtle long island and Mint Julep to the seductive Tequila dawn and Mai Tai--plus bargains tips about environment, bar necessities, temper tune, and extra. even if youre imbibing A deux or making martinis by means of the dozen, be certain youre the host with the main at your subsequent soiree.

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As a way to promote vodka—a white liquor unpopular in the United States in the early twentieth century—and a restaurateur who had an overstock of ginger beer, this beast of a cocktail put Smirnoff vodka on the cocktail map. 2 ounces vodka 1 ounce lime juice 4 ounces ginger beer, chilled Lime wheel Combine vodka and lime juice, preferably in a copper mug. Add ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel. Do try to find spicier, sweeter ginger beer, but if you can’t, use ginger ale instead.

Some people say there’s a woman to blame—and most probably, it was Margarita Sames. In 1948, this Acapulco-dwelling socialite shook up a cocktail that rocked the world. 11/2 ounces tequila 3/4 ounce Cointreau 1 ounce fresh lemon or lime juice Coarse (kosher) salt Lime wedge Flash-blend the first three ingredients with ice (about four large cubes for one drink), pour into a chilled cocktail glass with a salted rim, and garnish with a lime wedge. Flash-blending is the coolest. A couple of twirls of the blade, and the ice is cracked and the drink slightly frothed.

Pour into a stemmed glass and top with soda, stirring gently. Do try to garnish the drink with a fresh flower, as they do in the South. ”—W. C. Fields M A R G A R I TA Margarita Thanks to Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville,” released in 1977, this frozen concoction came to epitomize barefoot island attitude. Some people say there’s a woman to blame—and most probably, it was Margarita Sames. In 1948, this Acapulco-dwelling socialite shook up a cocktail that rocked the world. 11/2 ounces tequila 3/4 ounce Cointreau 1 ounce fresh lemon or lime juice Coarse (kosher) salt Lime wedge Flash-blend the first three ingredients with ice (about four large cubes for one drink), pour into a chilled cocktail glass with a salted rim, and garnish with a lime wedge.

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