150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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American Beauty

American Beauty
Recipe:

1 dash crème de menthe
15 ml orange juice
10 ml grenadine
10 ml dry vermouth
15 ml brandy

How to:

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass. Top with a little port wine. Garnish with: top with a little port wine

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

As it was served in London by American bartender Harry Craddock, this brandy-based drink is truly a beauty. Cameras at the ready.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Bamboo

Bamboo
Recipe:

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

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Created in the late 1800s by Louis Eppinger, a San Francisco bartender working in Yokohama, Japan, this is a very complex, dry and spice-filled cocktail.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Baron Cocktail

Baron Cocktail
Recipe:

6 dashes curaçao
2 dashes sweet vermouth
15 ml dry vermouth
30 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:

The Baron is really a Perfect Martini brightened with a splash of curaçao. The addition of a hint of sweetness and extra orange flavor makes a radical change to the ultimate classic cocktail.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book

Bolo Cocktail

Bolo Cocktail
Recipe:

juice of 1/4 lemon or 1/2 lime
juice of 1/4 orange
60 ml light rum
1 teaspoon sugar

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 classic twist on the Daiquiri adds a squeeze of fresh orange bringing a whole new dimension to the most popular of all rum drinks. Was it named after the bolo punch (boxing), the bolo knife, the tie, the Bolsheviks? We may never know.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Generic Crusta Recipe

Generic Crusta Recipe
Recipe:

50 ml spirit of choice
5 ml maraschino liqueur
10 ml Cointreau
20 ml lemon juice
10 ml sugar

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Variant:

This is a generic recipe for creating the base for the 'Crusta Cocktail', to this base you can add a variety of spirts. The most popular spirits to add are either Brandy, Whiskey and Rum.

Facts:

Considered the father of American bartending, Jerry Thomas called the Crusta "an improvement on the Cocktail". These days, there is still no doubt the Crusta is a cut above average.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Martinez

Martinez
Recipe:

30 ml gin
60 ml sweet vermouth
1 dash orange bitter
2 dashes maraschino liqueur

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:

Please don't drink this cocktail because it is the predecessor of the Martini. A) That has never been conclusively proven. B) This cocktail deserves to be recognized for what it really is: an excellent drink.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Rob Roy #2

Recipe:

45 ml Scotch whisky
15 ml sweet vermouth
1 dash orange bitter

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

According to an 1897 New York Herald article it is a New York native: "The Fifth Avenue hotel has two new drinks this winter, the Star cocktail and the Rob Roy cocktail". Of course, the Rob Roy is made of Scotch whisky and completed by vermouth and orange bitter.

Satan's Whiskers

Satan's Whiskers
Recipe:

20 ml gin
20 ml dry vermouth
20 ml sweet vermouth
20 ml orange juice
20 ml Grand Marnier
1 dash orange bitter

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Would you like your whiskers straight (Grand Marnier) or curled (orange curaçao)? Please specify when ordering this sumptuous blend of gin and orange juice with both dry and sweet vermouths. The orange bitter add the right touch of tempting spice.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Ti Punch

Ti Punch
Recipe:

45 ml rhum agricole
5 ml simple syrup
thin wedge of lime

How to:

Build ingredients in an ice-filled serving glass.

Served in Old Fashioned

Facts:

Short for petit punch, this French Caribbean classic is as old as rhum itself. The cane plantation owners knew from the start that a little lime and sugar smoothed the edges of their rum, a direct descendant of cachaca when its distillers arrived there from Brasil.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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