150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Alfonso (Special)

Alfonso (Special)
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
4 dashes sweet vermouth
15 ml dry gin
10 ml dry vermouth
20 ml Grand Marnier

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

This fancy variation on a Perfect Martini has overriding sweet and citrus notes, thanks to a generous pour of Grand Marnier.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Americano

Americano
Recipe:

30 ml Campari
30 ml sweet vermouth
soda water

How to:

Pour Campari and sweet vermouth into a highball glass filled with ice and stir. Top with soda water. Garnish with: orange wedge or lemon twist

Served in Highball glass

Facts:

Gaspare Campari was inspired to create his namesake bitter by Antonio Carpano, or rather by Carpano's outstanding vermouth. He combined the two products. It clearly inspired Ian Fleming. It's the first drink James Bond ordered in the first Bond novel, Casino Royale.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Apple Jack Cocktail

Apple Jack Cocktail
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
25 ml sweet vermouth
25 ml calvados

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Apple Jack was the unofficial spirit of the American Revolution. Jersey lightning had been produced in the colonies long before there was talk of revolution. Touches of bitter and vermouth add spice to the apple.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Artillery Cocktail

AKA Classic Martini

Artillery Cocktail
Recipe:

15 ml sweet vermouth
45 ml dry gin

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Another name for the classic Martini—not the dry Martini that came along later, the original one—this drink is made with fresh Italian vermouth and London dry gin.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book

Bobby Burns Cocktail

Bobby Burns Cocktail
Recipe:

35 ml sweet vermouth
35 ml Scotch whisky
3 dashes Benedictine

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

A fancy version of the Rob Roy, this drink is commonly credited to the Waldorf Astoria or the Savoy Hotel. However, the recipe appeared as early as 1914 in Chicago bartender Jacques Straub's cocktail book simply titled Drinks.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Commodore

Commodore
Recipe:

60 ml bourbon whiskey
20 ml white crème de cacao
10 ml lemon juice
1 dash grenadine or pomegranate syrup

How to:

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

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Whiskey, chocolate, and lemon. These three flavors combine magically, making this a drink worthy of a salute.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Margarita

Margarita
Recipe:

45 ml tequila
15 ml Cointreau
30 ml lime juice

How to:

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass, or a salt rimmed, ice filled, margarita glass. You can salt just half of the rim.

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

There are dozens stories about the birth of the Margarita, and at least one of them is true. This tequila classic has endured because it is uniquely satisfying, especially on a hot afternoon.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Twentieth Century

Twentieth Century
Recipe:

45 ml gin
20 ml Lillet Blanc
20 ml fresh lemon juice
15 ml white crème de cacao

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

The Twentieth Century Limited—at one time, the world's most famous train—ran between New York and Chicago from 1902 to 1967: a shining symbol of the dawn of the modern age. In its streamlined Art Deco splendor it looked like a prop from the silent-movie Metropolis.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

White Lady

White Lady
Recipe:

40 ml gin
15 ml Cointreau
20 ml lemon juice
1 whole egg white

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Both Harry McElhone of Harry's New York Bar in Paris, and Harry Craddock of the American Bar at the Savoy in London are credited with inventing this gin variation on the Sidecar. Sometimes served frothy, it really doesn't matter if it was invented by an American in London or Paris.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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