Slideshow: Ask a Bartender: What Drink Would You Bring Back?

Rusty Nails
Rusty Nails
"I really have been into the 70's cocktail scene lately. I love the Rusty Nails and fresh takes on Stingers, and things like that." — Johnny Swet (JIMMY at The James, et al.)
Aperitifs
Aperitifs
"I really want to bring back the aperitif.  Sherry, vermouth and other fortified wines have gotten a bad rap but they can be beautiful and light or rich and complex, bitter or sweet. There's something for every palate, and they are a great way to whet your appetite." — Allison Webber (Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen)
Daiquiri
Daiquiri
"Lately I've been feeling like the traditional Daiquiri should have a larger presence. Great rum and fresh lime are perfect for the LA summer months, spent poolside or at the beach." — Ryan Hill (Sirena)
Aviations, They're Back
Aviations, They're Back
I have to admit, pretty much all of my favorite drinks are staples at most bars these days. Good times! Keep drinking Aviations!" —Mike Ryan (Sable)
Grasshoppers
Grasshoppers
"The Grasshopper! It's absolutely one of my favorites (especially when made with white rum). Cream drinks are never the most popular in the bartending community but I love the the flavor of this cocktail and the fact that it's light green. It's just fun." — Pamela Wiznitzer (Dead Rabbit)
Sidecar
Sidecar
"The Sidecar. It makes appearances and is called for here and there. However, when made right—whether you're a cognac drinker or not—it's one of the best." — Joseph O'Connor (Big Night Entertainment Group)
WooWoos
WooWoos
"If I'm working a high-volume nightclub, I wish people would order more WooWoo shots.  They are palatable, quick to make, and don't require sugared bits of citrus, grenadine sinks, whipped cream, or anything like that. The best part is, when someone orders a large round, their entire party is pretty much obligated to shout WooWoo!" — John Henderson (Scholars, Tavern Road)
Slings
Slings
"I'm a big fan of simple and easy. I wish people would drink slings. Classically, before there was ice, the only "mixed" drink you could get was a Sling. A Sling was your call of booze, usually whisk(e)y, water, and sugar. Such a simple mix, but really just pays homage to the booze you wish to enjoy without clouding it up." — Justin Fairweather (Evelyn Drinkery)
Japanese Cocktail
Japanese Cocktail
"The Japanese Cocktail. It's such a simple cocktail, only takes 3 ingredients and is really tasty." — Brian Means (Fifth Floor)
Last Word, Corpse Reviver #2
Last Word, Corpse Reviver #2
"The Last Word. Or the Corpse Reviver #2.  Boozy, strong, slightly medicinal and odd.  I love them so much." — Jan Henrichsen (Found)