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favorite cocktails: gin


Advocaat (Dutch Eggnog)

A little goes a long way, but not because of the intoxicating effects. In this case, richness is the overindulgence factor.
December 1974

Combinación Boadas Bar (Gin and Vermouth Cocktail)

A sweet martini with a bit of Curaçao and Amer Picon (or its substitute) from one of Barcelona’s best bars.
December 1977

French “75”

A drink with surprising firepower, which is fitting since it was named for a 75-mm cannon.
July 1960

Gin Punch

The precursor to the Tom Collins, this punch is a party in a bowl.
June 1967

London Fog

The “fog” refers to the way the Pernod turns translucent, but it will also apply to your head if you have too many of them.
May 1969

El Presidente Cocktail

Not to be confused with the daiquiri variant of the same, this tropical cocktail came from El Presidente Hotel in Acapulco.
February 1967

Sloe Gin Fizz

Make this with a high quality sloe gin—such as Plymouth—and you’ll have a serious and refreshing drink.
July 1961

Singapore Sling

The lime juice in this recipe is somewhat controversial—it was not part of the original formula—but trust us, the drink needs it.
August 1953

Gin Daisy

A gin-based sour gets its rosy hue and a bit of sweetness from a dash of grenadine.
August 1955

Negroni Capriccio

More than half a century after a reader brought it to our attention, the Negroni has become fashionable again.
August 1956