Dramatic New Flavors
The modern era of cocktails began with the rise of vodka
, which provided a neutral base for endless experimentation and sharpened the appetite for novel flavors. Today, anything goes in this diverse category of mixed drinks. In modern cocktails, look for the surprising interplay of base spirits and flavorful liqueurs, striking presentations, and a range of tastes, from sweet and sour to salty and bitter. Enjoy—and please mix responsibly!