A Manhattan is a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. While rye is the traditional whiskey of choice, other commonly used whiskies include Canadian whisky, bourbon, blended whiskey, and Tennessee whiskey. Popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the mid-1870s, where it was invented by Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome.
The Last Word is a gin-based prohibition-era cocktail originally developed at the Detroit Athletic Club by a bartender named Frank Fogarty. The Last Word consists of equal amounts of gin, green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and freshly pressed lime juice, which are combined in a shaker with ice. The cocktail has a pale greenish color, primarily due to the Chartreuse.
The Pink Lady is a classic gin-based cocktail that was a favorite among high-society ladies from the 1930s through the 1950s. The exact origin of the cocktail is not known for sure. The exact ingredients for the pink lady vary, but all variations use gin, grenadine (hence the pink color), and egg white in common. The cocktail consists of just these three ingredients. The egg white in this beverage makes a foamy top on the pink layer and creates a spectacular-looking cocktail.