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Learn How To Make 6 Simple Cocktails In Only 15 Seconds

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This time of year, the cold weather and holiday spirit drive us inside to celebrate and reconnect with family and friends over cookies, and comfort food, and, of course, drinks. There's no better time to try a new cocktail recipe than now -- when you undoubtedly have a willing and thirsty audience. As such, we've spent this week sharing videos of how to make our favorite winter drinks. Have a look for yourself, then get out your mixing glass, invite a few friends over, and toast to better cocktails for all.

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Serves 6

12 white sugar cubes

8 ounces club soda, divided

6 ounces Tanqueray gin

2 ounces Cappelletti, or other similar bitter apertif

2 ounces grapefruit juice

2 ounces lemon juice

4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Grapefruit slices for garnish

Serves 1

1 1/2 ounces Crown Royal Canadian whisky

1 barspoon maple simple syrup

1 to 2 dashes Fee Brothers bitters, or other aromatic bitters

Lemon peel for garnish

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Serves 2

1 1/2 ounces Ketel One vodka

1/2 ounce Tanqueray gin

1/4 to 1/2 ounces Lillet Blanc

Lemon peel, for garnish

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Manhattan

Serves 1

1 1/2 ounces Bulleit rye whiskey

3/4 ounce sweet vermouth

2 dashes Angostura bitters

1 maraschino cherry, for garnish

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Serves 4

4 1/2 ounces Don Julio Blanco tequila

2 1/4 ounces triple sec

2 1/4 ounces fresh lime juice

2 1/4 ounces fresh grapefruit juice

2 fresh lime wheels for garnish

Chile salt (1:1 sea salt and ground chile peppers)

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Queens Park Swizzle

Serves 1

6 mint leaves, torn

1 1/2 ounces Captain Morgan white rum

1/2 ounce lime juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

Angostura bitters

Photo by Mark Weinberg; videos by Kyle Orosz

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