150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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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

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

Corpse Reviver #2

Corpse Reviver #2
Recipe:

20 ml gin
20 ml lemon juice
20 ml Cointreau
20 ml Lillet Blanc
1 dash absinthe, or pastis, Pernod, or other absinthe substitute

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Served at the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris, the Corpse Reviver is really a family of cocktails, and number two is definitely number one in terms of flavor.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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

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.

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

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

Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling
Recipe:

45 ml gin
15 ml Cherry Heering
5 ml Cointreau
5 ml Benedictine
120 ml pineapple juice
15 ml lime juice
10 ml grenadine
1 dash Angostura bitter

How to:

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass. Garnish with: a cherry and slice of pineapple

Served in Collins glass

Facts:

Invented by Ngiam Tong Boon at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore in 1914, the same year the last wild tiger was shot there (in Singapore, not in the Long Bar and not by Mr. Boon as far as we know). This is the classic, which like wild tigers, is no longer found at Raffles.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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