Beware the hazards of poorly constructed cocktails! Perhaps a bad encounter with a sloppily-made libation has turned you turned off to gin-and-tonics or Manhattans. But cutting-edge cocktail enthusiasts are working overtime to restore the integrity of old standards, and concoct new recipes. We dig deep into the history of the cocktail, and explore new recipes that are perfect for cold winter nights.


  • Derek Brown Founder, DC Craft Bartender's Guild; Head bartender at The Gibson (DC)
  • Phil Greene Legal Counsel and Treasurer, Museum of the American Cocktail

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