150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Alexander

Alexander
Recipe:

30 ml dry gin
15 ml white crème de cacao
30 ml light cream

How to:

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass.

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

If you like Ramos Gin Fizzes, you'll love the original Alexander. Just as Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did but she did it backwards in high heels, the Alexander manages to be an entire Ramos in a cocktail glass.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Black Russian

Black Russian
Recipe:

60 ml vodka
30 ml coffee liqueur

How to:

Pour all the ingredients into a serving glass filled with ice and serve.

Served in Old Fashioned

Facts:

This wonderful drink was actually invented in 1949, the beginning of the Cold War, by a bartender named Gustav Top at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels, in honor of Perle Mesta, the US ambassador to Luxembourg.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand
Recipe:

30 ml Scotch whisky
20 ml Cherry Heering
20 ml sweet vermouth
30 ml fresh orange juice

How to:

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass.

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

It was invented in 1922 for the Los Angeles premiere of Hollywood screen legend Rudolph Valentino's film by the same name. You might not remember the movie. But one taste and you'll never forget this drink.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Caipirinha

Caipirinha
Recipe:

60 ml cachaça
2 barspoons caster sugar
2 lime quarters

How to:

Wash the lime. Cut it in half and cut the half into quarters. Put limes and sugar into a tumbler, and muddle hard. Add the cachaça and stir. Fill with ice, and stir again.

Served in Tumbler

Facts:

How many countries in this world truly have a national drink? None that could rival Brasil's loyalty to the caipirinha. Cachaca, lime, sugar, and ice. It's such a simple drink; one that perfectly highlights the unique flavor of country's native cane spirit.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Chanticler Cocktail

Chanticler Cocktail
Recipe:

juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon raspberry syrup
60 ml dry gin
1 egg white

How to:

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass.

Served in Rocks glass

Facts:

Cream, frothy, and very red this drink is a very close cousin to the original Cosmo and far superior to the modern one.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Cherry Mixture

Cherry Mixture
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
l dash maraschino liqueur
20 ml dry vermouth
20 ml sweet vermouth

How to:

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass. Garnish with: cherry

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Add dashes of maraschino liqueur and Angostura bitter to an Addington Cocktail and you have the classic Cherry Mixture. Vermouth based, it is richer flavored and lower in alcohol than many other drinks.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Fog Cutter

Fog Cutter
Recipe:

60 ml fresh lemon juice
30 ml fresh orange juice
15 ml orgeat syrup
60 ml light rum
30 ml brandy
15 ml gin
15 ml sweet sherry

How to:

Shake everything except the sherry with ice. Pour into a tall tiki mug or chimney glass. Add more ice cubes to fill. Float the sherry.

Served in Tiki glass

Facts:

One of Trader Vic's best creations, he had this to say about it: "Fog cutter, hell. After two of these, you won't even see the stuff." Vic's original recipe, this is a seriously strong drink. It's also very tasty. Proceed with caution.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Manhattan, Perfect

Manhattan, Perfect
Recipe:

60 ml rye or bourbon whiskey
15 ml sweet vermouth
15 ml dry vermouth

How to:

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass. Garnish with: lemon twist and a cherry

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Made with equal parts dry and sweet vermouth, the Perfect Manhattan is the best of both worlds: softer and sweeter than the completely dry cocktail, but not as heavy as the sweet one.

The "75"

The
Recipe:

1 teaspoon grenadine
2 dashes absinthe
60 ml calvados
30 ml gin

How to:

Shake all ingredients over ice. Strain into the serving glass.

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

This Harry MacElhone classic (the Harry in Harry's New York Bar) comes in a cocktail glass and is backed up by calvados and absinthe. Just like the French field gun it was named after (the French 75), it means business.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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