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  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

Although its name is often associated with high-octane shots and happy-hour specials, this drink is a classic. Some historians trace its origins to a bar on the American naval base in Yokosuka, Japan, during the late 1940s or early '50s.

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  1. Ice
  2. 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  3. 2 teaspoons Cointreau or other triple sec
  4. 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, Cointreau and lime juice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.