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An American bartender, a Turkish bartender and a Chinese bartender walk into a bar….What do they order? That’s what we sought to find out when we reached out to some of the best bartenders in the world—from London to Sydney, Chicago to Istanbul—and asked them for their favorite cocktails to order on a night out. Not surprisingly, classics dominated the responses, with bartenders ordering much-loved drinks for their simple pleasures (and to test if the guy or girl on the other side of the bar really knows how to make a martini or Negroni perfectly). More surprisingly, some said their drink of choice was a cold craft beer—though there was always an occasion for something fancier. The key was: keep it simple. If you want to drink like the master mixologists behind the best bars in New York, L.A., the U.K, China and beyond, here is what you want to be ordering.
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