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16 Classic Cocktails to Make in 2016

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This is the Year of the Cocktail. For me, at least. I like to drink them, but I don't know the first thing about making them! Shaken? Stirred? Is there really a difference, Double-Oh? This year I plan on finding out. Armed with a few key reads and essential tools, these are my 16 classic cocktails to learn in 2016.

Maple Old-Fashioned
Maple Old-Fashioned
Martinez
Martinez
Mint Julep
Mint Julep
Whiskey Sour
Whiskey Sour
Margarita
Margarita
Aviation
Aviation
Tom Collins
Tom Collins
Manhattan
Manhattan
Mai Tai
Mai Tai
Martini
Martini
Sazerac
Sazerac
Gin Spritz
Gin Spritz
Voilà l'Été: The French 75
Voilà l'Été: The French 75
Frozen Daiquiri
Frozen Daiquiri
Negroni Sbagliato
Negroni Sbagliato

And for the morning after...

A Very Good Bloody Mary
A Very Good Bloody Mary

Which drinks will you be learning to make this year? Any tips for novice cocktail-makers?

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