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

Bijou

Bijou
Recipe:

30 ml Plymouth gin
30 ml Chartreuse
30 ml sweet vermouth
1 dash orange bitter

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Originally served as a layered drink—a pousse café—the Bijou took its name from the three precious stones it represented: diamonds (gin), rubies (vermouth), and emeralds (Chartreuse).

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Booster Cocktail

Booster Cocktail
Recipe:

4 dashes curaçao
1 egg white
60 ml brandy

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 Rocks glass

Facts:

Just four ingredients: brandy, egg white, curaçao, and a dusting of nutmeg deliver a flavor made distinctly foreign by time more than distance. Thus, it is a true taste of the past.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini
Recipe:

60 ml dry gin
30 ml dry vermouth
10 ml olive brine

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

A spoonful of olive brine is all it takes to make a Martini dirty. US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is said to have been a fan of this drink.

Gin and It

Gin and It
Recipe:

30 ml gin
30 ml sweet vermouth
2 dashes orange bitter

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

The original formula for the Martini cocktail, the Gin and It combines London Dry Gin (or Plymouth Gin) with Italian sweet vermouth to create a balanced and flavorful libation.

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.

Napoléon's Own

Napoléon's Own
Recipe:

5 ml sugar syrup
5 ml lemon juice
25 ml whisky
25 ml gin
top soda water

How to:

Shake all ingredients—except the soda water—in a shaker over ice. Strain into the serving glass and top with soda water. Garnish with: lemon peel

Served in Small Highball

Facts:

Can you mix whiskey and gin? They did it successfully in the old days. In fact, this cocktail reintroduces the barrel flavor that was part of all gins during the 18th and 19th centuries when spirits were routinely transported in wooden vats.

Source:Bariana

Pegu

Pegu
Recipe:

60 ml gin
20 ml curaçao
15 ml lime juice
1 dash Angostura bitter
1 dash orange bitter

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Fifty miles outside Rangoon, Burma, in the sweltering jungle heat, drinkers at the elite Pegu Club quenched their thirst with this signature cocktail. With gin, lime, bitters, and triple sec, it contains everything you need to survive the tropics.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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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