I recently have started to appreciate a good cocktail! I'm a "beginner", so I don't know much more than the basic ones (screwdriver, martini, rum and coke (which is atrocious!), tequila sunrise, etc.). My step-son introduced me to this one, it's very nice. It's a "Last Word". Equal parts: Gin Chartreuse Maraschino liqueur Fresh lime juice Shake with ice, serve with no ice. Be forewarned, it's pretty strong. And expensive (Chartreuse in the US is :surprised$$$!). The common ones mentioned above are OK (except the rum and coke :yuck:), but do you like any that are not commonly known?