150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Adonis Cocktail

Adonis Cocktail
Recipe:

1 dash orange bitter
30 ml sweet vermouth
30 ml dry sherry

How to:

Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir and strain into a serving glass.

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

The Adonis hails from a time before bartenders forgot why they had a selection of fine sherries behind the bar. This is an excellent alternative to overly strong drinks like the Martini.

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

Aviation Cocktail

Aviation Cocktail
Recipe:

15 ml lemon juice
45 ml dry gin
2 dashes maraschino liqueur

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Invented at the advent of air travel, this sky blue drink was created as a salute to the human race's newfound ability to fly.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Bennett Cocktail

Bennett Cocktail
Recipe:

2 dashes Angostura bitter
10 ml lime juice
35 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:

In the mood for a drink that is not sweet? No sugar added here. Just gin, bitter, and a squeeze of lime. According to a French bartender in the 1920s, this drink comes from Chile. Old and exotic—always a winning combination.

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

Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour
Recipe:

60 ml pisco
30 ml fresh lime juice
15 ml simple syrup
1/2 whole egg white
1 dash Angostura bitter

How to:

Shake all the ingredients hard over ice. Strain into a champagne flute. Use the dash of Angostura bitter as an aromatic garnish instead of mixing it into the drink. Garnish with: dash of angostura bitters

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Invented in 1872 by an Englishman in Iquique, or by an American in Lima, there is no doubt the Pisco Sour was invented in Peru. Or Chile. The pisco at the heart of this exotic potation is a fine brandy invented in Peru. Or Chile.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

The "75"

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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

Tom Collins

Tom Collins
Recipe:

50 ml gin
25 ml lemon juice
15 ml simple syrup
60 ml soda water

How to:

Shake everything, except the soda water, with ice. Strain into an ice filled Collins glass. Top with soda. Garnish with: a cherry and an orange wheel

Served in Collins glass

Facts:

Originally made with Old Tom, a sweet gin or when cheaply made a sweetened gin, the Collins takes its name from a headwaiter at the Limerick Hotel in London, John Collins, who had a notorious reputation as a flirt and a charmer. Now made with London Dry Gin, the Collins is a classic tall drink.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Zombie

Zombie
Recipe:

30 ml fresh lime juice
30 ml fresh lemon juice
30 ml unsweetened pineapple juice
30 ml passion fruit syrup
30 ml light rum
30 ml gold rum
30 ml 151 Lemon Hart Demerara rum
1 teaspoon sugar

How to:

Dissolve sugar in lemon juice in a cocktail shake. Pour remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass. Garnish with: mint sprig

Served in Tiki glass

Facts:

Invented in 1934 by Don Beach, the Zombie was born when a customer with a hangover requested a drink. Mr. Beach grabbed a load of bottles from behind the bar and poured this multi-rum drink. When the customer said he felt better, except that he now felt dead, the Zombie name was born.

Source:The Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Handbook.


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