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Here are the top ten articles for the Cocktails Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. The James Bond Martini Recipe - Casino Royale
Interested in the authentic James Bond martini recipe? Here it is - straight from the original tome, Casino Royale, written by Ian Fleming in 1953.

2. How Much Is A Measure?
Cocktail recipes often call for a measure or two. Or half a measure. How much is a measure, anyway?

3. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe
A daiquiri is a traditional Latin American drink, created with rum and fruit. I happen to adore strawberry daquiris. Here is a recipe for you to make your own.

4. Well, Call, Premium Classes of Liquor
Three friends go into a bar. One orders a whiskey and 7-up, the next one orders CC and 7, and the third orders Crown and 7. Everybody’s drinking highball cocktails made from whiskey and 7-up, right? The bar tab arrives. Everybody’s drink costs something different. Why?

5. Freezer Drinks
Some cocktails are best served very cold. Freezer cold. Martini, anyone? These are serious cocktails you can make right in the liquor bottle. Store them in the freezer for a quick individual cocktail and, prepped in advance as they are, they make easy work of serving a party crowd.

6. Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe
In little more than two weeks, the most famous horse race in the United States will get underway - the Kentucky Derby! Enjoy this trifecta of Mint Julep cocktail recipes to sip at your own Run for the Roses soiree.

7. DIY Project Reveals 100-Year-Old Whiskey Stash
When Bryan Fite, 40, moved into his newly purchased 1850s St. Joseph, Missouri, house, a DIY project revealed a treasure trove of 100-year-old whiskey. How much is the uber-aged whiskey worth? A rare bottle of single-malt whiskey from the 1930s recently sold for $100,000. Fite’s booze is older.

8. Place Changes Taste of Whisky
Ever discover a delicious new cocktail on vacation, at a party, or at some other festive or exotic event? Ever tried to re-create it at home? Didn’t work quite so well, did it? That could be because of location, according to Charles Spence and his fellow research scientists at Oxford University.

9. Pink Squirrel Cocktail Recipe
What's pink, creamy, and tastes like chocolate and nuts? It's the Pink Squirrel cocktail! Light on booze but big on flavor, this liqueur-based frozen drink has been a big hit with the ladies for decades. It's even made with ice cream!!

10. Proof on Liquor Labels
Ever wonder what the proof on liquor labels is all about? What does it prove? Is the British Royal Navy involved? Gunpowder?? Mysteries revealed here . . .



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