150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Affinity Cocktail

Affinity Cocktail
Recipe:

15 ml sweet vermouth
15 ml dry vermouth
30 ml Scotch whisky
2 dashes Angostura bitter

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Scotch is the ultimate test of the bartender's talent. It is notoriously tricky to create a mixed drink that balances with Scotch's outspoken character. The Affinity has survived to become a venerable classic for just this reason: in the hands of a skilled mixologist, this drink delivers balance, richness, and an unparalleled profile.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Algonquin

Algonquin
Recipe:

45 ml rye whiskey
20 ml dry vermouth
20 ml fresh pineapple juice

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:

Named after New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel frequented by Dorothy Parker, Alexander Wolcott, the Marx Brothers, and other Prohibition-era celebrities. This shaken combination of rye whiskey, dry vermouth and pineapple juice is deceptive smooth and wonderfully frothy.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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

Brandy Vermouth

Brandy Vermouth
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
10 ml sweet vermouth
35 ml brandy

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:

Not as simple as it sounds, this drink also contains a few dashes of vermouth. The result? A stunning Manhattan Continentale.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Champagne Cocktail

Champagne Cocktail
Recipe:

3 dashes curaçao
2 dashes Angostura bitter
champagne

How to:

Pour curaçao and Angostura bitter into a small highball glass filled with ice and stir. Top with champagne. Garnish with: lemon peel

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

The most festive of all cocktails, this is also an excellent apéritif. Is it a waste to use good champagne in a cocktail? No more than it is to drive a Ferrari in city traffic. Indulge.

Source:Bariana

Daiquiri

Daiquiri
Recipe:

60 ml light rum
30 ml lime juice
20 ml simple syrup

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

This simple and enduring mix of rum, lime, and sugar has been around for longer than anyone realizes. There is no doubt it was born in the tropics, and it's practically synonymous with Havana.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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.

Martini with Twist

Martini with Twist
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: lemon twist

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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