150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Gimlet

Gimlet
Recipe:

60 ml gin
20 ml Rose's lime juice cordial

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:

Legend says that the Gimlet was originally crafted in the 1860s as a medicinal concoction taken by British Royal Navy officers to prevent scurvy. This modern incarnation of the gin and lime cordial classic is for recreational purposes only.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Astoria Cocktail

Astoria Cocktail
Recipe:

1 dash orange bitter
45 ml gin
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: stuffed olive

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Gin, French vermouth, stuffed olive: You might be tempted to call it a Martini, wouldn't you. But it's an Astoria, likely taking its name from Manhattan's Astoria Hotel, which once stood where the Empire State Building looms today.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

B.V.D. Cocktail

B.V.D. Cocktail
Recipe:

15 ml light rum
15 ml dry gin
15 ml dry vermouth

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Gin, light rum and dry vermouth create a fascinating alternative to the standard Martini. The rum buries itself somewhere between the two, bringing a hint of tropical warmth to this Silver Bullet.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Brandy Scaffa

Brandy Scaffa
Recipe:

30 ml maraschino liqueur
30 ml cognac
2 dashes Angostura bitter

How to:

Lay out each ingredient following recipe with the back of the bar spoon.

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Served as a cocktail or as a pousse café, this classic drink is one of a select few that can stand layer-by-layer and still taste delicious. There are far more complex formulas, but we've found this one to be the best.

Source:Bariana

Canadian Whisky

Canadian Whisky
Recipe:

2 dashes Angostura bitter
2 teaspoons gomme syrup
60 ml Canadian Club whiskey

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

With a formula dating back to the 1806 definition of the cocktail (spirits, sugar, bitter, and just enough dilution to balance the flavors), the Canadian Whisky Cocktail is about as classic as a cocktail recipe can be. The Canadian whisky gives a slightly lighter and more refined profile.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Derby

Derby
Recipe:

60 ml bourbon whiskey
10 ml Benedictine
1 dash Angostura bitter

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

There are quite a few classics by the same name, but this to us is the best of them. Three Bs meet for the trifecta: Bourbon, Benedictine, and bitter.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

East India Cocktail

East India Cocktail
Recipe:

10 ml curaçao
10 ml pineapple syrup
10 ml maraschino liqueur
3 dashes Angostura bitter
50 ml cognac

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

As far as we can tell, there's no explanation to the name of this cognac and pineapple drink except that it was discovered by an American writer in a Calcutta bar. It is, however, a delicious cocktail.

Source:Bariana

Monkey Gland

Monkey Gland
Recipe:

60 ml gin
30 ml orange juice
1 dash grenadine
1 dash pastis or absinthe

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Before those little blue pills came along men sought virility through consumption of powdered rhino horn and various animals' sexual organs. This drink, designed to have the same effect, was given a name that was not at all subtle in 1920s Paris where it was the most popular cocktail of its time.

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


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