About Ben Reed

Ben Reed

Ben Reed has mixed cocktails all over the world, including stints in Hong Kong and South Africa. He has been featured in a wide range of publications--including Vogue, Red, and GQ--and is the author of Cool Cocktails, Shots, Martinis, Hangover Cures, and Ben Reed's Bartender's Guide, all from Ryland Peters & Small. He lives in London.

Blue Margarita Recipe

Blue Margarita

Blue as the blue lagoon, this conversation-starting cocktail tastes as stunning as it looks. Blue margarita magic.

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Smokey Martini Recipe

Smoky Martini

Sometimes smoke gets in your eyes. Sometimes smoke gets in your martini glass. We must say, we much prefer the latter.

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Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Classic Old-Fashioned Cocktail

A little sugar, a splash of bitters, and a lotta booze—your grandma’s go-to drink. (Oh wait, was that just our family?!)

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Sazerac Cocktail

Sazerac Cocktail

A boozy, much-ballyhooed cocktail of absinthe, brandy, bitters, and sugar that you can mix a blissfully short stumble from your couch.

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