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Ask A Bartender: How Do You Go About Creating New Drinks?

Many of the bartenders we chat with create their own cocktail menus—but how do they go about creating new drinks? Is it trial and error; or riffing on classics; or picking ingredients and going from there? We asked ten bartenders to find out.

About the author: Carey Jones is the Senior Managing Editor of Serious Eats. Follow her on Twitter (@careyjones).

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