The unknown is the beginning of every cocktail: What do I have and what can I make of it that will live in the minds of drinkers for the next hundred years? The shaker stares at you, silently mocking your ability to put together a few simple ingredients with well known flavor profiles into something new and interesting. The writer has the white page, the teacher a blank chalkboard, you have an empty shaker. Will you step up to the task?