Ramos Gin Fizz (IBA)
#54 in Top 100
One of the great classic cocktails. The perfect balance of sweet and sour is enhanced by the incredibly smooth, almost fluffy mouthfeel.
Cuba Libre (IBA)
#13 in Top 100
Basically a rum and coke with a squeeze of lime, but Cuba Libre has much more of a ring about it. And it is much more of a drink, the squeeze of lime adds layers of complexity, balancing the sweetness of the cola.
Hemingway Special (IBA)
A true Hemingway Special should be served without the addition of sugar. However, Hemingway had a hardened palate and more delicate drinkers may prefer adding some simple syrup.
#11 in Top 100
For the perfect salt rim, liquidize sea salt to make it finer, then run a lime wedge around the outside edge of the glass before dipping the rim in salt. Rimming only half the glass with salt gives the drinker the option of enjoying the cocktail with or without salt.
#1 in Top 100
When well made, this Cuban cousin of the Mint Julep is one of the world's greatest and most refreshing cocktails.
Moscow Mule (IBA)
#24 in Top 100
A long drink, vodka-based drink with spice provided by ginger beer.
Sea Breeze (IBA)
#53 in Top 100
Few bartenders bother to shake this simple drink, instead they "build" by simply pouring ingredients into ice-filled glass and then briefly stirring to mix.
A layered version of the Seabreeze emerged and became popular in London during the 1990s.
Dark and Stormy (IBA)
#12 in Top 100
This deliciously spicy drink is part of the Mule family - but is distinctive due to the strong flavor of the rum.
Tommy's Margarita (IBA)
#52 in Top 100
The flavor of agave is king in this simple Margarita, made without the traditional orange liqueur.
A really simple Mexican toddy. The agave nectar and tequila really give it a different flavor then you normal toddy.