150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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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

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

Blackthorn Cocktail

Blackthorn Cocktail
Recipe:

3 dashes Angostura bitter
3 dashes absinthe
25 ml Irish whiskey
25 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:

Most drinks of this name, and there are a few, contain sloe gin which is made from the fruit of the blackthorn. Approaching the flavor without using the obvious this classic takes on a very unique character and deserves to be rediscovered.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Brandy Cobbler

Brandy Cobbler
Recipe:

2 wedges fresh pineapple (one without skin, one with)
2 slices orange
2 wedges lemon
20 ml raspberry syrup or raspberry liqueur
60 ml brandy

How to:

Muddle the pineapple wedge without skin, one orange slice, and one lemon wedge with the raspberry syrup and 30 ml of water in a mixing glass. Add ice and the brandy and shake well. Strain into a service glass. Garnish with an orange slice and lemon wedge. Garnish with: an orange wedge, the remaining pineapple wedge, and a lemon wedge

Served in Double Old Fashioned

Facts:

Traditionally made with whatever fruit was available in season, 21st century bartenders have a much wider selection to muddle, shake, and stir into this perfect balance of fruit and spirit.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Buds Special

Buds Special
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
15 ml cream
45 ml Cointreau

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Many a bartender has attempted to make a drink where the main ingredient is Cointreau (after all, you can drink it in a snifter). No bartender has ever succeeded—unless you deem this drink to be that creamy orange grail.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Campden Cocktail

Campden Cocktail
Recipe:

30 ml dry gin
15 ml Cointreau
10 ml Lillet Blanc

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

A sweet-balanced and very orange-flavored cocktail of gin, Lillet Blanc, and Cointreau it replicates the flavored gins that were all the rage a century before flavored vodkas sprawled across the back bar at the end of the 20th century.

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.

Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy
Recipe:

45 ml brandy
20 ml fresh lemon juice
120 ml hot water
1 sugar cube, rubbed against the rind of a lemon to infuse it with oils

How to:

Pour ingredients into a pre-warmed coffee mug, stir with a cinnamon stick to dissolve the sugar. Garnish with: a half-slice of lemon

Served in Hot Toddy glass

Facts:

The ultimate nightcap. This warming brandy libation has been around since the 1700s: perfect anytime you are feeling chilly or desire a comforting sip before bed. You can try it with whiskey, whisky, or dark rum, if you prefer.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Straits Sling

Straits Sling
Recipe:

60 ml gin
15 ml brandy sec à la cerise
15 ml Benedictine
30 ml lemon juice
2 dashes orange bitter
2 dashes Angostura bitter
60 ml soda water

How to:

Shake everything, except the soda water, with ice. Strain into an ice filled Collins glass. Top with soda water.

Served in Collins glass

Facts:

A close cousin of the Singapore Sling, this drink has equally sunny roots as it was as popular from Singapore to southern France during the 1920s. There are many variations on this classic. Tonight, the recipe comes from Nice.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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