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While classics like the Martini and Manhattan get their fair share of attention, cocktail history books are brimming with lesser-known classic cocktails worth discovering. From Savoy Cocktail Book treasures to recipes from Charles H. Baker, here are 16 classics you might not know but should definitely try.

A La Louisiane The unapologetically boozy cocktail came out of New Orleans in the 19th century.

Adonis Simple and low in alcohol, the Adonis is the perfect aperitif.

Alaska A three-ingredient gem to add to your classic cocktail repertoire.

Apparent Cocktail An update on the classic from the Savoy Cocktail Book.

Baby Darling A little-known Italian cocktail from the ’60s.

Blackthorn One of the few classic cocktails to highlight Irish whiskey.

Casino Cocktail An old tom cocktail worth revisiting.

Churchill Manhattan This smoky Manhattan variation was created by legendary Savoy Hotel bartender Joe Gilmore.

Cotillion An elegant mix of bourbon, rum, lemon and orange.

Creole Cocktail Another New Orleans classic.

Daisy de Santiago Charles H. Baker called the drink “a lovely thing introduced to us through the gracious offices of the late Facundo Bacardi.”

El Morocco Another Charles H. Baker classic made with brandy and ruby port.

Fallen Angel Gin, lime and crème de menthe combine in this once-forgotten Prohibition-era classic.

Jockey Club An oldie but goodie from the Savoy Cocktail Book.

Lucien Gaudin Fancy a bittersweet gin cocktail? Try this elegant classic.

Saturn Cocktail A gin-based tiki classic.

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