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.

Americano

Americano
Recipe:

30 ml Campari
30 ml sweet vermouth
soda water

How to:

Pour Campari and sweet vermouth into a highball glass filled with ice and stir. Top with soda water. Garnish with: orange wedge or lemon twist

Served in Highball glass

Facts:

Gaspare Campari was inspired to create his namesake bitter by Antonio Carpano, or rather by Carpano's outstanding vermouth. He combined the two products. It clearly inspired Ian Fleming. It's the first drink James Bond ordered in the first Bond novel, Casino Royale.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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.

Bronx

Bronx
Recipe:

50 ml gin
30 ml orange juice
5 ml sweet vermouth
5 ml dry vermouth

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:

Birthed around 1900 by Johnnie Solon at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel bar, this Perfect Martini with a squeeze of orange rose in popularity to rival the Martini and Manhattan before it faded into a few decades of obscurity.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Commodore

Commodore
Recipe:

60 ml bourbon whiskey
20 ml white crème de cacao
10 ml lemon juice
1 dash grenadine or pomegranate syrup

How to:

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

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Whiskey, chocolate, and lemon. These three flavors combine magically, making this a drink worthy of a salute.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Generic Crusta Recipe

Generic Crusta Recipe
Recipe:

50 ml spirit of choice
5 ml maraschino liqueur
10 ml Cointreau
20 ml lemon juice
10 ml sugar

How to:

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a sugar-rimmed service glass. Garnish with: lemon peel

Served in Cocktail Glass

Variant:

This is a generic recipe for creating the base for the 'Crusta Cocktail', to this base you can add a variety of spirts. The most popular spirits to add are either Brandy, Whiskey and Rum.

Facts:

Considered the father of American bartending, Jerry Thomas called the Crusta "an improvement on the Cocktail". These days, there is still no doubt the Crusta is a cut above average.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Satan's Whiskers

Satan's Whiskers
Recipe:

20 ml gin
20 ml dry vermouth
20 ml sweet vermouth
20 ml orange juice
20 ml Grand Marnier
1 dash orange bitter

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Would you like your whiskers straight (Grand Marnier) or curled (orange curaçao)? Please specify when ordering this sumptuous blend of gin and orange juice with both dry and sweet vermouths. The orange bitter add the right touch of tempting spice.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

The Crow Cocktail

The Crow Cocktail
Recipe:

50 ml blended whisky
30 ml lemon juice
1 dash grenadine

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Originally a very tart whisky and lemon cocktail with just a dash of grenadine, we can sweeten it a bit more for you if you prefer.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Tom Collins

Tom Collins
Recipe:

50 ml gin
25 ml lemon juice
15 ml simple syrup
60 ml soda water

How to:

Shake everything, except the soda water, with ice. Strain into an ice filled Collins glass. Top with soda. Garnish with: a cherry and an orange wheel

Served in Collins glass

Facts:

Originally made with Old Tom, a sweet gin or when cheaply made a sweetened gin, the Collins takes its name from a headwaiter at the Limerick Hotel in London, John Collins, who had a notorious reputation as a flirt and a charmer. Now made with London Dry Gin, the Collins is a classic tall drink.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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