150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Angler's Cocktail

Angler's Cocktail
Recipe:

2 dashes Angostura bitter
3 dashes orange bitter
5 ml raspberry syrup
50 ml gin

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

You can judge a bartender by how well this drink is made. A great Angler is a balance between the grenadine's sweetness and the bitter's spice. Traditionally served on the rocks, this classic gin cocktail can be poured up if you want to leave the extra dilution to the fishes.

Source:Bariana

Bronx Terrace Cocktail

Bronx Terrace Cocktail
Recipe:

30 ml gin
15 ml dry vermouth
juice of 1/2 lime

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Switch the orange for a squeeze of lime, drop the sweet vermouth and you've just walked your Bronx out onto the terrace. It is distinctly drier and fresher than a classic Bronx.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Buck's Fizz

Buck's Fizz
Recipe:

60 ml fresh-squeezed orange juice
10 ml gin
1 dash cherry brandy
champagne

How to:

Slowly pour the ingredients in the following order into a flute: juice, brandy, gin, and champagne. Garnish with: orange wedge

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

This sparkling classic was invented by a bartender named Patrick McGarry at the Buck's Club in London. This one contains a splash of cherry brandy, though Mr. McGarry secretly slipped a bit of tangerine juice into his.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Generic Crusta Recipe

Generic Crusta Recipe
Recipe:

50 ml spirit of choice
5 ml maraschino liqueur
10 ml Cointreau
20 ml lemon juice
10 ml sugar

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Variant:

This is a generic recipe for creating the base for the 'Crusta Cocktail', to this base you can add a variety of spirts. The most popular spirits to add are either Brandy, Whiskey and Rum.

Facts:

Considered the father of American bartending, Jerry Thomas called the Crusta "an improvement on the Cocktail". These days, there is still no doubt the Crusta is a cut above average.

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

Milk Punch

Milk Punch
Recipe:

60 ml bourbon whiskey
60 ml milk
1/2 teaspoon dark rum
1 tablespoon simple syrup

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 Small Highball

Facts:

It's been made with every spirit including gin. However, Bourbon is best (if you prefer brandy or rum your bartender will still respect you). Considered a morning drink in the American South, Milk Punch is excellent at any time of day or night.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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

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

Satan's Whiskers

Satan's Whiskers
Recipe:

20 ml gin
20 ml dry vermouth
20 ml sweet vermouth
20 ml orange juice
20 ml Grand Marnier
1 dash orange 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:

Would you like your whiskers straight (Grand Marnier) or curled (orange curaçao)? Please specify when ordering this sumptuous blend of gin and orange juice with both dry and sweet vermouths. The orange bitter add the right touch of tempting spice.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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