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Edible Pantries

This cocktail from Mark Brinker and Jessica Tessendorf of Chicago's Barrelhouse Flat is a tasty fall drink with a cognac base. Fernet Branca, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar all contribute to the subtle complexity of the flavor, while cinnamon adds an autumnal aroma. More

Midnight Cowboy's Fish House Punch

The Fish House Punch was first concocted at a gentlemen's fishing club in Philadelphia. The original recipe called for peach brandy. In this modern version, Brian Dressel of Midnight Cowboy in Austin, Texas replaces peach brandy with a mix of peach liqueur and cognac, and tames the rum-forward punch with green tea, maraschino liqueur, and citrus. More

Stay Up Late

This variation on the Tom Collins is super-simple to make. It appeared in the 1946 Stork Club Bar Book by Lucius Beebe—we got this version of the recipe from Theo Lieberman of Lantern's Keep in NYC. More

Japanese Cocktail

The Japanese Cocktail, curiously made with mostly French ingredients, is like an Old Fashioned with a rich and nutty twist. This classic cocktail included in Jerry Thomas' Bar-Tender's Guide in 1862. More

Aviary's Bitter

The Bitter cocktail, from the Aviary in Chicago, is served in a glass that's been smoked over a piece of smoldering bourbon barrel stave, which is custom-cut by the cocktail lounge's industrial designer. Fear not—we love this cocktail with or without the touch of smokiness! But if you're feeling adventurous and want to truly re-create this drink at home, used small-format, seasoned barrels are available for purchase online from New York's Tuthilltown Spirits, makers of Hudson whiskey. More

Time for a Drink: Between the Sheets

The name may come across as downright demure in this era of porn-star rum and drinks dubbed the Screaming Orgasm or Slippery Nipple (and that's not even mentioning more recent, explicitly named drinks—this is a family joint, after all), but the Between the Sheets bordered on the eye-winkingly naughty when it debuted in the early 1930s. More

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