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Twists On Classic Cocktail Recipes

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There will always be a place at the bar for gin and tonics, old fashioneds and martinis, but sometimes we just want something new and exciting. And with cocktails, the possibilities for new combinations are limitless.

While you may not want to delve into making infused simple syrups or start experimenting with nitrogen in your cocktails, with just a few small tweaks you can reinvent your favorite classics at home. And you'll be happy you did.

Take the classic gin and tonic. It's a good, solid drink that's easy to make, but once you've had it a dozen times it becomes completely predictable. Change it up by switching out the gin for dark rum. It may not sound like a winning combination, but you'll be amazed by how light and refreshing it is; with one sip you'll instantly feel like you're on vacation. Check out what other small tweaks can reinvent your cocktails in the slideshow below.

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