The spirit, cocktail, glass and mixologist of the moment, then and now.
Smoky, blended or single-malt; dominated America in the late ’70s. (Above: Scotch cocktails)
High-end bottles (some numbered) created a vogue for the good stuff. (Above: Tequila cocktails)
The drink of the ’80s, served in big glasses with well-salted rims.
A new lounge favorite, whether classic or given a mixologist’s update.
Especially popular when emblazoned with icons like Pac-Man.
A shallow, elegant glass ideal for all kinds of classic cocktails.
Father of modern mixology; ruled NYC’s Rainbow Room.
Classic cocktail revivalist; founded NYC’s Milk & Honey in 2000.