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

Arnaud

Arnaud
Recipe:

30 ml gin
30 ml dry vermouth
30 ml crème de cassis

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 gin, dry vermouth, and crème de cassis creation was named after Yvonne Arnaud, a French-born actress who rose to fame during the 1920s and is a fitting tribute to her star performances. Lighter and sweeter than a Martini, it has an eternal freshness to it.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Bamboo

Bamboo
Recipe:

30 ml dry vermouth
30 ml dry sherry
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: orange twist

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Created in the late 1800s by Louis Eppinger, a San Francisco bartender working in Yokohama, Japan, this is a very complex, dry and spice-filled cocktail.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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

Brandy Scaffa

Brandy Scaffa
Recipe:

30 ml maraschino liqueur
30 ml cognac
2 dashes Angostura bitter

How to:

Lay out each ingredient following recipe with the back of the bar spoon.

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Served as a cocktail or as a pousse café, this classic drink is one of a select few that can stand layer-by-layer and still taste delicious. There are far more complex formulas, but we've found this one to be the best.

Source:Bariana

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

Rose

Rose
Recipe:

60 ml dry vermouth
30 ml kirshwasser
1 teaspoon sirop de framboise ou de groseille

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Variant:

The raspberry syrup can also be replaced with redcurrant syrup.

Facts:

Of all the cocktails called the Rose this is the softest, the most delicate. You can have it with a base of gin if you're looking for something with thorns, but we prefer the original.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Vesper

Vesper
Recipe:

75 ml gin
25 ml vodka
15 ml Lillet Blanc

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:

Made famous by Ian Fleming in Casino Royale the first James Bond Novel, the Vesper was invented by Fleming himself. The name came from having drinks at a friend's home in Jamaica where a servant would announce the cocktail hour by asking what they would like to have for vespers.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

White Lady

White Lady
Recipe:

40 ml gin
15 ml Cointreau
20 ml lemon juice
1 whole egg white

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Both Harry McElhone of Harry's New York Bar in Paris, and Harry Craddock of the American Bar at the Savoy in London are credited with inventing this gin variation on the Sidecar. Sometimes served frothy, it really doesn't matter if it was invented by an American in London or Paris.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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