We asked nightlife and mixology guru Benjamin Newby to mix up some fun for us. The result? Three classic cocktails that every sophisticated gent should not only know—but can shake and stir under the gun.
Surprise and delight guests with a perfectly balanced White Russian. It's not too creamy, not too sweet—and just dying to be sipped alongside Big Lebowski quotables. “Shake with passion and vigor,” Benjamin recommends. Once you have a handle on the basics, Benjamin suggests going off the rails: “Don’t be afraid to throw the rulebook out and start playing with different liquors, quantities and ingredients.”