Classic Cocktails You Need to Know in USA

While its origins may be debated, most recipes involve equal parts vodka and tomato juice mixed with additions like lemon juice, hot sauce 

The exact origins of this sweet drink are mostly a mystery. 

Many believe it became popular in the 1970s when Italian spirits started making their way to the U.S. 

Traditionally made with amaretto liqueur and fresh lemon juice, some also add an egg white to this classic cocktail.  

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The Aviation cocktail was invented by Hugo Ensslin, a bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York. 

It is typically made with gin, maraschino liqueur (what's the difference between liquor and liqueur anyway?), creme de violette and lemon juice.  

While some choose to omit the flower-powered creme de violette, others consider it essential to create the Aviation's signature lavender hue. 

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