150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Gimlet

Gimlet
Recipe:

60 ml gin
20 ml Rose's lime juice cordial

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:

Legend says that the Gimlet was originally crafted in the 1860s as a medicinal concoction taken by British Royal Navy officers to prevent scurvy. This modern incarnation of the gin and lime cordial classic is for recreational purposes only.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Alfonso (Special)

Alfonso (Special)
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
4 dashes sweet vermouth
15 ml dry gin
10 ml dry vermouth
20 ml Grand Marnier

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 fancy variation on a Perfect Martini has overriding sweet and citrus notes, thanks to a generous pour of Grand Marnier.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Black Russian

Black Russian
Recipe:

60 ml vodka
30 ml coffee liqueur

How to:

Pour all the ingredients into a serving glass filled with ice and serve.

Served in Old Fashioned

Facts:

This wonderful drink was actually invented in 1949, the beginning of the Cold War, by a bartender named Gustav Top at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels, in honor of Perle Mesta, the US ambassador to Luxembourg.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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.

Brandy and Honey

Brandy and Honey
Recipe:

10 ml honey
50 ml cognac

How to:

Build ingredients in the serving glass. Stir and serve. Garnish with: lemon slice

Served in Goblet

Facts:

This superb combination is like Drambuie without all the hard whisky edges, or Grand Marnier minus the overriding orange. Looking for the perfect digestif or nightcap? Look no further.

Source:Bariana

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

Monkey Gland

Monkey Gland
Recipe:

60 ml gin
30 ml orange juice
1 dash grenadine
1 dash pastis or absinthe

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Before those little blue pills came along men sought virility through consumption of powdered rhino horn and various animals' sexual organs. This drink, designed to have the same effect, was given a name that was not at all subtle in 1920s Paris where it was the most popular cocktail of its time.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Twentieth Century

Twentieth Century
Recipe:

45 ml gin
20 ml Lillet Blanc
20 ml fresh lemon juice
15 ml white crème de cacao

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

The Twentieth Century Limited—at one time, the world's most famous train—ran between New York and Chicago from 1902 to 1967: a shining symbol of the dawn of the modern age. In its streamlined Art Deco splendor it looked like a prop from the silent-movie Metropolis.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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