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From Humble Salt To Fancy Freezing: How To Up Your Cocktail Game
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World Shattered, a cocktail by Tyler Fry of the Chicago bar The Violet Hour. The drink includes R. Franklin's Original Recipe Malort, and tames the bitterness with lemon, honey syrup, raspberry and mint. Courtesy of Eden Laurin hide caption

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Bartender J.P. Fetherston demonstrates his shaking technique while making a pisco sour at Rappahannock Oyster Bar in Washington, D.C. Karen Castillo Farfán/NPR hide caption

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Alexandra Bookless, head bartender at The Passenger, suggests starting off with Fernet in a cocktail like the Hanky Panky. Bill Chappell/NPR hide caption

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