150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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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.

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.

Blue Bird Cocktail

Blue Bird Cocktail
Recipe:

4 dashes Angostura bitter
60 ml gin
5 dashes curaçao

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 classic gin cocktail harkens back to the mid 1800s, before vermouth had spread across the United States and curaçao was a far more common ingredient. Soft and balanced, it is definitely worth a try.

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.

Derby

Derby
Recipe:

60 ml bourbon whiskey
10 ml Benedictine
1 dash Angostura bitter

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

There are quite a few classics by the same name, but this to us is the best of them. Three Bs meet for the trifecta: Bourbon, Benedictine, and bitter.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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

Martini with Olives

Martini with Olives
Recipe:

60 ml dry gin
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: stuffed olive

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

A Dry Martini is one that is made with dry vermouth. Less vermouth doesn't make the drink drier. It makes it less of a Martini. The quintessential gin cocktail, the best Martini is always made with fresh vermouth, and garnished with either a twist or an olive.

Victoria cocktail

Victoria cocktail
Recipe:

1 bar spoon caster sugar
6 dashes green crème de menthe
30 ml cognac
30 ml rum

How to:

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass. Garnish with: slice of orange and a sprig of mint

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

This remarkably rare cocktail is possibly of French origin, circa late 1800s. The combination of rum, Cognac, and crème de menthe is almost unheard of, but surprisingly pleasant.

Source:Bariana

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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