14 Drinks from the 2013 Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala at the New York Public Library

[Photographs: Jessica Leibowitz]

It's hard to even conceive of a cocktail party more elaborate than the Gala at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. The kickoff event of the five-day conference, at the New York Public Library on Friday night, spread over three floors of the majestic space, with something different around every corner: multiple dance floors and live bands, photobooths and entertainers, cocktails tucked away in lounges and around corridors.

Here's a look at some of the best cocktails, from rum "Re-fashioneds" to canned Campari.

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