150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Bellini

Bellini
Recipe:

60 ml white peach purée
120 ml chilled prosecco

How to:

Pour peach purée into a mixing glass with ice cubes, then gently add the prosecco. With a bar spoon, carefully stir by dragging the purée up from the bottom-much like folding egg whites.

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Giuseppe Cipriani was making this drink in Venice for years before he noticed the color of a toga in a painting of 15th century Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini's matched his drink.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Brandy Alexander

AKA Alexander #2

Brandy Alexander
Recipe:

45 ml brandy
30 ml cream
15 ml dark 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:

If this is a ladies' drink, call me a lady! Creamy and rich enough for a place on the dessert menu, the Alexander is an indulgent change form the citrus balance of most cocktails.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Bronx (Silver) Cocktail

Bronx (Silver) Cocktail
Recipe:

juice of 1/4 orange
10 ml dry vermouth
10 ml sweet vermouth
25 ml dry gin
1 egg white

How to:

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

Served in Wine Glass

Facts:

The addition of an egg white and a lot of hard shaking by the bartender results in a very creamy Bronx.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Country Club Cooler

Country Club Cooler
Recipe:

60 ml dry vermouth
1 teaspoon grenadine
2 lumps of ice
soda water

How to:

Pour into tumbler and fill up with soda water.

Served in Tumbler

Facts:

This vermouth highball appeared in Jacques Straub's 1914 book Drinks. The Country Club Cooler lives up to its name as a thirst quenching drink and is definitely best in hot weather.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Journalist

Journalist
Recipe:

45 ml gin
10 ml dry vermouth
10 ml sweet vermouth
2 dashes triple sec
2 dashes lemon juice
1 dash Angostura bitter

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 very fancy variation on the Perfect Martini, it twists the classic recipe with dashes of bitter, lemon juice, and curaçao.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Manhattan, Dry

Manhattan, Dry
Recipe:

60 ml rye or bourbon whiskey
30 ml dry vermouth

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 with dry vermouth and garnished with a twist, the Dry Manhattan is a very pleasant alternative to the usual.

Mimosa

Mimosa
Recipe:

60 ml fresh orange juice
120 ml chilled champagne

How to:

Pour the orange juice into a mixing glass with ice cubes, then gently add the champagne. With a bar spoon, gently stir by dragging the juice up from the bottom, much like folding egg-whites.

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Such a simple drink: champagne and orange juice. But perfection requires high-quality bubbles matched with juice from a freshly cut orange. It takes its name from the flowers of the mimosa tree, and is said to have been born at the Ritz Hotel in Paris around 1925.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

The "75"

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Recipe:

1 teaspoon grenadine
2 dashes absinthe
60 ml calvados
30 ml gin

How to:

Shake all ingredients over ice. Strain into the serving glass.

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

This Harry MacElhone classic (the Harry in Harry's New York Bar) comes in a cocktail glass and is backed up by calvados and absinthe. Just like the French field gun it was named after (the French 75), it means business.

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


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