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

Alfonso (Special)

Alfonso (Special)
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
4 dashes sweet vermouth
15 ml dry gin
10 ml dry vermouth
20 ml Grand Marnier

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 fancy variation on a Perfect Martini has overriding sweet and citrus notes, thanks to a generous pour of Grand Marnier.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Blenton Cocktail

Blenton Cocktail
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
15 ml dry vermouth
30 ml Plymouth 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:

Mix Plymouth Gin, dry vermouth and Angostura bitter and you have a Blenton. Think of it as a Pink Martini. And just a good pink champagne is drier and more complex, this drink stands above the Martini.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Brandy and Honey

Brandy and Honey
Recipe:

10 ml honey
50 ml cognac

How to:

Build ingredients in the serving glass. Stir and serve. Garnish with: lemon slice

Served in Goblet

Facts:

This superb combination is like Drambuie without all the hard whisky edges, or Grand Marnier minus the overriding orange. Looking for the perfect digestif or nightcap? Look no further.

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.

El Presidente

El Presidente
Recipe:

45 ml light rum
20 ml dry vermouth
10 ml curaçao

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:

Created by the bartender at the Jockey Club in Havana, Cuba for Presidente Gerardo Marchado who was president of Cuba from 1925 to 1933, this combination of rum, curaçao, vermouth, and grenadine is what Trader Vic once called "the Martini of Cuba."

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Hemingway Daiquiri

AKA Papa Doble / Hemingway Special

Hemingway Daiquiri
Recipe:

45 ml light rum
5 ml maraschino liqueur
15 ml fresh grapefruit juice
20 ml simple syrup
20 ml fresh lime juice

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 Daiquiri variation has no added sugar. Instead the lime is balanced with grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur. Hemingway was convinced he was diabetic. The truth was he just drank too much. Enjoy these in moderation.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Mimosa

Mimosa
Recipe:

60 ml fresh orange juice
120 ml chilled champagne

How to:

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

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Such a simple drink: champagne and orange juice. But perfection requires high-quality bubbles matched with juice from a freshly cut orange. It takes its name from the flowers of the mimosa tree, and is said to have been born at the Ritz Hotel in Paris around 1925.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Piña Colada

Piña Colada
Recipe:

60 ml white rum
30 ml coconut cream
30 ml heavy cream
180 ml fresh pineapple juice
120 ml crushed ice

How to:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, about 15 seconds. Pour into the service glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge. Garnish with: pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry

Served in Wine Glass

Facts:

Standardized and popularized in Puerto Rico in the 1950s there are few better poolside drinks in existence that can compete with the frosty, creamy Piña Colada. Ask for yours with a dash of Angostura bitter if you are feeling adventurous.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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