A favorite of Daisy Buchanan's, the mint julep (made with Bourbon whiskey) is the signature drink of this F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Daisy famously drags the crew to a ritzy New York hotel — which she describes as "a place to have a mint julep" — "Open the whiskey, Tom," she orders, "And I'll make you a mint julep...Then you won't seem so stupid to yourself." A true Southerner, it's no wonder Daisy would turn to bourbon in a moment of crisis.
Cocktail recipe: Sweetest Death (a nod to sugar skulls) 2 oz lemon-flavored vodka 2 drops orange-flavored bitters Very healthy splash of blackberry juice Club soda Blackberries Rim short bar glass with Dell Cove Spice Co.'s Midnight Black cocktail rim sugar. Fill with ice. In cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, blackberry juice and bitters. Shake vigorously, and then strain into rimmed glass. Top with club soda and garnish with berries. Rim sugar listing by clicking on the photo!