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06/10/2011 03:38 pm ET | Updated Aug 10, 2011

The Stories Behind Your Favorite Cocktails

A good cocktail offers more than just a tasty combination of liquor and mixers but also a great story.

From the Martini and the Cosmopolitan to the Black Russian, some of the most famous drinks have fascinating histories that involve everything from Cold War politics and celebrities to even presidents.

Read on for the back stories of eight classic concoctions.

The Stories Behind Your Favorite Cocktails