150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Barbara Cocktail

Barbara Cocktail
Recipe:

15 ml fresh cream
15 ml white crème de cacao
30 ml vodka

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 version of the Alexander is one of the earliest vodka cocktails.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Between the Sheets

Between the Sheets
Recipe:

30 ml brandy
30 ml light rum
30 ml Cointreau
15 ml lemon juice

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:

Why the nautical name? (There are no ropes on a sailboat, only sheets and lines; when you're between the sheets you are in the center of the boat.) This cognac drink is a Sidecar with an added touch of Caribbean rum.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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.

Clover Club

Clover Club
Recipe:

45 ml gin
15 ml raspberry syrup or grenadine
5 ml simple syrup
20 ml fresh lemon juice
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:

This bright pink libation makes up for its striking color with a very sophisticated taste. Born in pre-Prohibition Philadelphia, it is said to be named after an informal drinking club whose members met at the bar of the Bellevue Hotel.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

French 75

French 75
Recipe:

45 ml gin
15 ml lemon juice
10 ml simple syrup
120 ml champagne

How to:

Shake gin, lemon juice, and sugar with ice. Strain into a large ice filled wine glass. Fill with champagne.

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Named after the French 75 mm field gun from World War One, this creation by Harry MacElhone's combines cognac or gin (either is delicious) with fresh lemon, cane syrup, and champagne and "hits with remarkable precision."

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Gin and It

Gin and It
Recipe:

30 ml gin
30 ml sweet vermouth
2 dashes orange bitter

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:

The original formula for the Martini cocktail, the Gin and It combines London Dry Gin (or Plymouth Gin) with Italian sweet vermouth to create a balanced and flavorful libation.

Manhattan, Sweet

Manhattan, Sweet
Recipe:

60 ml rye or bourbon whiskey
30 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:

The classic Manhattan was born sometime around the 1860s. Often credited to Winston Churchill's mother, American socialite Jenny Jerome, she was at Blenheim Palace in Oxford with her new baby at the time she allegedly invented this drink in New York.

Martini with Olives

Martini with Olives
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: stuffed olive

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

A Dry Martini is one that is made with dry vermouth. Less vermouth doesn't make the drink drier. It makes it less of a Martini. The quintessential gin cocktail, the best Martini is always made with fresh vermouth, and garnished with either a twist or an olive.

Obituary Cocktail

Obituary Cocktail
Recipe:

50 ml gin
5 ml dry vermouth
5 ml pastis

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:

This variation on a Dry Martini took a macabre transformation at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans when a barman added a dash of Pernod Absinthe. Despite the name and opalescent green color, it is a surprisingly good drink.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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