This short note is to introduce my top 10 classic cocktails, with recipes gleaned from historical sources and contemporary mixologists. A word of caution… these are not the sickly sweet, creamy cocktails so common these days. These are not cocktails simply because someone put a word in front of “-tini.” No, they are not your daughter’s cocktails… they are your grandparent’s cocktails. What??? They didn’t tell you about that? Oh yes.