150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Algonquin

Algonquin
Recipe:

45 ml rye whiskey
20 ml dry vermouth
20 ml fresh pineapple juice

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Named after New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel frequented by Dorothy Parker, Alexander Wolcott, the Marx Brothers, and other Prohibition-era celebrities. This shaken combination of rye whiskey, dry vermouth and pineapple juice is deceptive smooth and wonderfully frothy.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Astoria Cocktail

Astoria Cocktail
Recipe:

1 dash orange bitter
45 ml gin
15 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:

Gin, French vermouth, stuffed olive: You might be tempted to call it a Martini, wouldn't you. But it's an Astoria, likely taking its name from Manhattan's Astoria Hotel, which once stood where the Empire State Building looms today.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Blanche Cocktail

Blanche Cocktail
Recipe:

30 ml Cointreau
15 ml anisette
30 ml white 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:

Can't resist a bowl of hard candies? First to look at the dessert menu? Love licorice allsorts? This is your ideal digestif. Anisette, Cointreau, and curaçao combine to create a remarkable drink to be consumed in small quantities.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary
Recipe:

45 ml vodka
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
4 dashes Tabasco
Pinch of salt and pepper
10 ml fresh lemon juice
120 ml tomato juice

How to:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Gently pour into another mixing glass to mix. Repeat a few times, being careful not to bruise the tomato juice. Strain into an iced goblet. Garnish with: lemon and lime wedges on a side plate

Served in Goblet

Facts:

You know it is brunch when tomato juice meets vodka. But the Bloody Mary is also an excellent aperitif. Think of it as the liquid salad course.

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

Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy
Recipe:

45 ml brandy
20 ml fresh lemon juice
120 ml hot water
1 sugar cube, rubbed against the rind of a lemon to infuse it with oils

How to:

Pour ingredients into a pre-warmed coffee mug, stir with a cinnamon stick to dissolve the sugar. Garnish with: a half-slice of lemon

Served in Hot Toddy glass

Facts:

The ultimate nightcap. This warming brandy libation has been around since the 1700s: perfect anytime you are feeling chilly or desire a comforting sip before bed. You can try it with whiskey, whisky, or dark rum, if you prefer.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling
Recipe:

45 ml gin
15 ml Cherry Heering
5 ml Cointreau
5 ml Benedictine
120 ml pineapple juice
15 ml lime juice
10 ml grenadine
1 dash Angostura bitter

How to:

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

Served in Collins glass

Facts:

Invented by Ngiam Tong Boon at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore in 1914, the same year the last wild tiger was shot there (in Singapore, not in the Long Bar and not by Mr. Boon as far as we know). This is the classic, which like wild tigers, is no longer found at Raffles.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Southside

Southside
Recipe:

45 ml gin
25 ml lemon juice
15 ml simple syrup

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Born in Chicago's rough-and-tumble Southside, were gangster Al Capone held court at the Metropole Hotel, this drink left its heartland roots to become a favorite at yacht country clubs, where it can still be found today.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Zombie

Zombie
Recipe:

30 ml fresh lime juice
30 ml fresh lemon juice
30 ml unsweetened pineapple juice
30 ml passion fruit syrup
30 ml light rum
30 ml gold rum
30 ml 151 Lemon Hart Demerara rum
1 teaspoon sugar

How to:

Dissolve sugar in lemon juice in a cocktail shake. Pour remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass. Garnish with: mint sprig

Served in Tiki glass

Facts:

Invented in 1934 by Don Beach, the Zombie was born when a customer with a hangover requested a drink. Mr. Beach grabbed a load of bottles from behind the bar and poured this multi-rum drink. When the customer said he felt better, except that he now felt dead, the Zombie name was born.

Source:The Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Handbook.


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