The drink is said by some to be America's oldest cocktail.

Invented in 2007, this high-proof riff on the classic brings together brandy, rye whiskey, brown sugar, and orange bitters.

According to cocktail lore, the Last Word was first introduced at the Detroit Athletic Club in the early 20th Century and has since become a modern favorite.

While this Prohibition Era classic enjoys fanciful tales regarding its origin, it was likely unveiled in the late 1800s and is a gold standard for any cocktail bar or lounge worthy of those designations.

Reportedly originating in Italy back in 1919, this classic drink serves as an introduction to aperitivo cocktails and a baseline for other bar standards.

This classic drink is a spirit-forward slow sipper that has a long history in cocktail lore.