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. @1Reedo

A pitcher and two glasses of blue margarita on a grey woven placemat.

Blue Margarita

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

Smokey Martini

Smoky Martini

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

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.