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When it comes to classic cocktail recipes, it can be hard to remember all the important ones. For example, can you rattle off the ingredients to a Negroni off the top of your head? How about a Tequila Sunrise or Gin Fizz? No? Yeah, we didn't think so. There's a big difference between being adept at drinking alcohol and being adept at making alcoholic beverages. Don't you fret, though. Below, we've got an entire illustrated guide that will ensure that you'll never have to mindlessly Google these recipes ever again. That said, no matter how skilled you get, please don't refer to yourself as a "mixologist", it's just shameful.
If you're hosting a party, feel free to print it out, put it in your pocket, and call it a night. We're sure that your guests will find it incredibly impressive that you can mix an Americano or Dark and Stormy without batting an eyelash. Additionally, if anyone requests a cocktail that isn't featured on this list, you should just go ahead and send them home. Ain't nobody got time for high-maintenance drinkers.
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As you can see, there really isn't a single drink on that list that isn't absolutely delicious. In the spirit of being perfectly honest, no matter how "girly" certain cocktails are perceived, we're open to drinking 'em all. Bring on the Cosmopolitans, Daiquiris, and Pisco Sours, y'all. Life is too short to assign gender roles to alcoholic beverages, ya know?
To see the downloadable PDF version of Food Republic's cocktail illustration, head here.
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