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.

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.

Bellini

Bellini
Recipe:

60 ml white peach purée
120 ml chilled prosecco

How to:

Pour peach purée into a mixing glass with ice cubes, then gently add the prosecco. With a bar spoon, carefully stir by dragging the purée up from the bottom-much like folding egg whites.

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Giuseppe Cipriani was making this drink in Venice for years before he noticed the color of a toga in a painting of 15th century Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini's matched his drink.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary
Recipe:

45 ml vodka
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
4 dashes Tabasco
Pinch of salt and pepper
10 ml fresh lemon juice
120 ml tomato juice

How to:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Gently pour into another mixing glass to mix. Repeat a few times, being careful not to bruise the tomato juice. Strain into an iced goblet. Garnish with: lemon and lime wedges on a side plate

Served in Goblet

Facts:

You know it is brunch when tomato juice meets vodka. But the Bloody Mary is also an excellent aperitif. Think of it as the liquid salad course.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Bronx (Silver) Cocktail

Bronx (Silver) Cocktail
Recipe:

juice of 1/4 orange
10 ml dry vermouth
10 ml sweet vermouth
25 ml dry gin
1 egg white

How to:

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

Served in Wine Glass

Facts:

The addition of an egg white and a lot of hard shaking by the bartender results in a very creamy Bronx.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Gibson

Gibson
Recipe:

60 ml dry gin
30 ml dry vermouth

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Simply a Dry Martini garnished with a cocktail onion, the Gibson can be further enhanced with a squeeze of an orange twist over the glass.

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

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

Rusty Nail

Rusty Nail
Recipe:

45 ml Scotch whisky
15 ml Drambuie

How to:

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

Served in Old Fashioned

Facts:

This combination of whisky and Drambuie is said to have gotten its name when the first customer to taste one complimented award-winning bartender Donato "Duke" Antone by saying, "This is as smooth as a rusty nail!" If you are looking for a drink with a lot of flavor, this is it.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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