Raise a Glass

The year's best cocktails (and how to make them at home)

There are timeless cocktails, and there are timely cocktails.

And while we're grateful for the proliferation of proper gimlets and old-fashioneds (thanks, Mad Men!), it's the latter that keeps us asking: What should we drink next?

You can find the answer in Tasting Table New York's Best Cocktails 2010, a road map for what (and where) to indulge right now, plus recipes for each peerless drink–15 in all.

This web-based guide highlights the trends of the moment (white whiskey, tiki revival, gonzo bitters, agave-based spirits, Italian amaros, etc.) and where to sample them; stops along the way include Bar Pleiades, Fatty 'Cue, Vandaag, Mayahuel, Painkiller, Prime Meats and Lani Kai.

Re-create these recipes at home and you'll be drinking like the cocktail elite, or add these spots to your itinerary for future cocktail crawls.

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