150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Alexander's Sister

Alexander's Sister
Recipe:

30 ml gin
30 ml cream
15 ml crème de menthe

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

A fresh burst of crème de menthe gives this creamy dessert drink its distaff edge. But, as the saying goes: "If this is a ladies' drink, call me a lady!"

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Bobby Burns Cocktail

Bobby Burns Cocktail
Recipe:

35 ml sweet vermouth
35 ml Scotch whisky
3 dashes Benedictine

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 fancy version of the Rob Roy, this drink is commonly credited to the Waldorf Astoria or the Savoy Hotel. However, the recipe appeared as early as 1914 in Chicago bartender Jacques Straub's cocktail book simply titled Drinks.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Bosom Caresser Cocktail

Bosom Caresser Cocktail
Recipe:

1 teaspoon grenadine
15 ml curaçao
30 ml brandy
1 egg yolk

How to:

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

Served in Rocks glass

Facts:

Credited to Harry Craddock, this heart-warming drink is very rich and somewhat heavy thanks to the addition of an egg yolk (which is not such an odd ingredient; think of it as another form of eggnog).

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

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.

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

Grasshopper

Grasshopper
Recipe:

30 ml green crème de menthe
30 ml white crème de cacao
60 ml heavy cream

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 Tujague's in New Orleans' French Quarter, this drink could be mistaken for mint chocolate chip ice cream, except that it has a very adult kick to it.

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

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.

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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