Get to know: Absinthe Classics

Few spirits can claim as chequered a history as absinthe. Escaping persecution in Europe, discover how the green fairy found a spiritual home in New Orleans.

Get to know: Mojito

Rum-runners created Cuba's most famous cocktail, but revolutionaries forced it to travel.

Get to know: The Cuba Libre

Overlooked overseas, the Cuba Libre remains respected in its homeland and has a history that warrants more respect globally.

Get to know: The Pisco Sour

One of the most hotly contested classic cocktails in bar lore originated in a salon in Peru in the 1920s – or did it?
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