150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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American Beauty

American Beauty
Recipe:

1 dash crème de menthe
15 ml orange juice
10 ml grenadine
10 ml dry vermouth
15 ml brandy

How to:

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass. Top with a little port wine. Garnish with: top with a little port wine

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

As it was served in London by American bartender Harry Craddock, this brandy-based drink is truly a beauty. Cameras at the ready.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Approve Cocktail

Approve Cocktail
Recipe:

60 ml rye whisky
2 dashes Angostura bitter
15 ml curaçao

How to:

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

Served in Wine Glass

Facts:

Not far removed from the original cocktail, the Old Fashioned, this combination of rye, curaçao, and bitter is sure to please any purist.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Bolo Cocktail

Bolo Cocktail
Recipe:

juice of 1/4 lemon or 1/2 lime
juice of 1/4 orange
60 ml light rum
1 teaspoon sugar

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 twist on the Daiquiri adds a squeeze of fresh orange bringing a whole new dimension to the most popular of all rum drinks. Was it named after the bolo punch (boxing), the bolo knife, the tie, the Bolsheviks? We may never know.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Boston flip

Boston flip
Recipe:

1 bar spoon caster sugar
1 egg
60 ml rye whiskey

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 Goblet

Facts:

This venerable drink was popular in colonial North America. The only difference? Before the advent of central heating, hot drinks were far more popular. We can assure you, this drink is much better served chilled.

Source:Bariana

Brooklyn Cocktail

Brooklyn Cocktail
Recipe:

1 dash Amer Picon
1 dash maraschino liqueur
45 ml Canadian whiskey
15 ml dry vermouth

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Perhaps the creators of this drink were under the impression that Brooklyn is north of Manhattan. At any rate, this Canadian whiskey twist on a dry Manhattan is a lost drink worthy of rediscovery.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

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

Obituary Cocktail

Obituary Cocktail
Recipe:

50 ml gin
5 ml dry vermouth
5 ml pastis

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 variation on a Dry Martini took a macabre transformation at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans when a barman added a dash of Pernod Absinthe. Despite the name and opalescent green color, it is a surprisingly good drink.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Piña Colada

Piña Colada
Recipe:

60 ml white rum
30 ml coconut cream
30 ml heavy cream
180 ml fresh pineapple juice
120 ml crushed ice

How to:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, about 15 seconds. Pour into the service glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge. Garnish with: pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry

Served in Wine Glass

Facts:

Standardized and popularized in Puerto Rico in the 1950s there are few better poolside drinks in existence that can compete with the frosty, creamy Piña Colada. Ask for yours with a dash of Angostura bitter if you are feeling adventurous.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Rusty Nail

Rusty Nail
Recipe:

45 ml Scotch whisky
15 ml Drambuie

How to:

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

Served in Old Fashioned

Facts:

This combination of whisky and Drambuie is said to have gotten its name when the first customer to taste one complimented award-winning bartender Donato "Duke" Antone by saying, "This is as smooth as a rusty nail!" If you are looking for a drink with a lot of flavor, this is it.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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