This velvety classic was invented in 1937 and named after the 20th Century Limited, an express passenger train that ran between New York City and Chicago from 1902 to 1967. Advertised as “The Most Famous Train in the World,” it traveled between the two cities in 15.5 hours—a swift journey at the time. We imagine this cocktail being served to travelers in an opulent bar car just before dinner. The mix of herbal gin, sweet creme de cacao and citrusy lemon juice makes for a delightful, appetite-whetting aperitif.
If you thought only modern day bartenders dared to mess with the Negroni, you’d be mistaken. Bartenders have been tweaking the pristine, three-ingredient cocktail for decades. This new classic, which swaps out sweet vermouth for Cointreau and adds a vibrant splash of fresh lemon juice to the mix, was created by Paul Harrington—bartender and aut...