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The concept of the 50/50 was to go into the opposite direction of a "dry martini", which is to use less dry vermouth. So, to make your martini less dry you had more dry vermouth to counter your dry gin. Yet, this still isn't sweet.
No doubt popularized in the 80's, the Alabama Slammer is a product of the 70's and probably defined as a shot to be "slammed", but it's a great cocktail in a tall glass!
The Aviation was created by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York, in the early twentieth century. The first published recipe for the drink appeared in Ensslin's 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks.
The “Bees Knees” is prohibition-era slang for “the best” and this cocktail does bring out the best of honey and gin. The exact origin of this recipe is lost to history but as Jeffrey Morganthaler said, it appears in Trader Vic’s Bartenders Guide circa 1947 and called for the use of honey.
Not to be confused with the single-word form of the “Southside”, the Chicago South Side is a similar variation that brings Angostura into the mix. Unlike the Southside, however, this cocktail calls for lime juice over lemon juice and London Dry Gin over American Gin.
This cocktail is also documented in the 1931 publication Old Waldorf Bar Days by Albert Stevens Crockett (page 127). In this publication, the cocktail was designed as a rum-based recipe with a bit of grenadine.
The corpse reviver #2 is the second version of the corpse reviver and often considered the best version. Designed as a cure-all for a hangover. This rendition was born around 1871.
In 1959 he came up with a couple hangover remedies which he called Dying Bastard and Dead Bastard while working at the Marco Polo Club in Manhattan.
The idea of the decepticon is to deceive the drinkers eyes into thinking they're going to be sipping on a lemon drop...but they are not: this is a smoky mezcal number instead.
The Dirty Martini takes a standard gin martini and brings in a bit of olive brine, which brings additional salt which changes the overall flavor profile.
In 1959 Joe Scialom came up with a couple hangover remedies which he called Dying Bastard and Dead Bastard while working at the Marco Polo Club in Manhattan. These would be variations to the suffering bastard.
This WWI-era cocktail is what most would consider the Long Island Iced Tea of Tiki as designed by Trader Vic. Vic said this drink doesn't cut the fog as much as it creates one.
Some dedicated cocktail historians will tell you it was originally made with cognac over gin, but that’s still highly contested. Initially created at the New York Bar in Paris, the alcohol kick is like being shelled by a French 75mm field gun and thus you have “The French 75.”