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.

Approve Cocktail

Approve Cocktail
Recipe:

60 ml rye whisky
2 dashes Angostura bitter
15 ml curaçao

How to:

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass. Garnish with: lemon twist and orange peel

Served in Wine Glass

Facts:

Not far removed from the original cocktail, the Old Fashioned, this combination of rye, curaçao, and bitter is sure to please any purist.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Atta Boy Cocktail

Atta Boy Cocktail
Recipe:

15 ml dry vermouth
45 ml dry gin
4 dashes grenadine

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Ready to try a Dry Martini brightened with a dash of grenadine? Atta Boy! This one's been around forever, but made a quick resurgence as good grenadine becomes available once again.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Bennett Cocktail

Bennett Cocktail
Recipe:

2 dashes Angostura bitter
10 ml lime juice
35 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:

In the mood for a drink that is not sweet? No sugar added here. Just gin, bitter, and a squeeze of lime. According to a French bartender in the 1920s, this drink comes from Chile. Old and exotic—always a winning combination.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Buck's Fizz

Buck's Fizz
Recipe:

60 ml fresh-squeezed orange juice
10 ml gin
1 dash cherry brandy
champagne

How to:

Slowly pour the ingredients in the following order into a flute: juice, brandy, gin, and champagne. Garnish with: orange wedge

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

This sparkling classic was invented by a bartender named Patrick McGarry at the Buck's Club in London. This one contains a splash of cherry brandy, though Mr. McGarry secretly slipped a bit of tangerine juice into his.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Coffee Cocktail

Coffee Cocktail
Recipe:

3 dashes gomme syrup
4 dashes liqueur de noyaux
10 ml cognac
1 espresso

How to:

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

Served in Small Highball

Facts:

This is not the classic combining ruby port, cognac, and a small egg. Nor is it a variation on Dick Bradsell's Pharmaceutical Stimulant (vodka and espresso). This concoction of cognac, espresso, and noyaux is unique. It is classic. It is the right choice.

Source:Bariana

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

Margarita

Margarita
Recipe:

45 ml tequila
15 ml Cointreau
30 ml lime juice

How to:

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass, or a salt rimmed, ice filled, margarita glass. You can salt just half of the rim.

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

There are dozens stories about the birth of the Margarita, and at least one of them is true. This tequila classic has endured because it is uniquely satisfying, especially on a hot afternoon.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

The Cowboy Cocktail

The Cowboy Cocktail
Recipe:

30 ml blended whisky
15 ml cream
cracked ice

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

First made with Scotch and appearing in Judge Jr.'s 1927 book Here's How, it was later made with American whiskey. Either way, this is not a sweet drink. Cream does little to soften the edges of the spirit without a liqueur or other sweetener.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.


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