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Posted on Nov 4, 2015

Can You Actually Name These 12 Classic Cocktails?

Drink up.

  1. 1. Let's start easy. What is it called when you mix 4 oz tequila, 2 oz Cointreau, and the juice of two limes?

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    A ~classic~ margarita.

    You can find the recipe here.

  2. 2. What do you get when you mix 3 oz rye, 1 oz sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters, and top it with a maraschino cherry?

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    A Manhattan.

    Get the recipe here.

  3. 3. When you're hosting brunch and you mix 4 oz champagne with 2 oz orange juice (and some Cointreau or Grand Marnier if you're ~feelin' fancy~), what are you making?

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    A mimosa.

    Get the recipe here.

  4. 4. Which cocktail calls for 2 oz of light rum, 1 oz lime juice, and ½ oz simple syrup?

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    The daiquiri, which is definitely not anything like a strawberry smoothie.

    Get the recipe here.

  5. 5. OK, but what's it called when you mix ¾ oz Cointreau and oz brandy with ¾ oz of lemon juice?

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    A Sidecar.

    Here's the recipe!

  6. 6. And what would you call 1 ½ oz gin, 1 oz of sweetened lime juice, and a bit of soda water?

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    It's a Gimlet!

    Here's how to make it.

  7. 7. When you mix 2 oz vodka with 3 oz of ginger beer with the juice of half a lime, you're making...

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    ...a Moscow Mule!

    Get a recipe here.

  8. 8. What drink requires fresh mint leaves, 1 ½ tbsp simple syrup, 1 tbsp fresh lime juice, 2 oz of light rum, and 2 fl oz of club soda?

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    It's a minty fresh Mojito!

    Here's the recipe.

  9. 9. What cocktail needs 4 oz orange juice, 2 oz tequila, ½ oz grenadine, and an umbrella AND cherries AND an orange slice to garnish?

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    A Tequila Sunrise.

    Here's how to make one.

  10. 10. What drink calls for equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin?

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    It's a Negroni!

    Here's a more formal recipe.

  11. 11. What needs a sugar cube, some water, 1 ½ oz rye, Peychaud Bitters, Angostura bitters, and absinthe?

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    Sazerac, the New Orleans classic.

    If you want to make it, you can find a how-to here.

  12. 12. Which cocktail requires 1 oz gin, ½ oz simple syrup, ½ oz fresh lemon juice, and champagne?

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    It's called a French 75.

    Here's how to make one.