150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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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.

Belmont Cocktail

Belmont Cocktail
Recipe:

15 ml grenadine
40 ml dry gin
30 ml fresh 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:

The Belmont was a beautiful cocktail in the days when bartenders would cook up a year's supply of grenadine during pomegranate season. It is a beautiful cocktail once again.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Brandy and Honey

Brandy and Honey
Recipe:

10 ml honey
50 ml cognac

How to:

Build ingredients in the serving glass. Stir and serve. Garnish with: lemon slice

Served in Goblet

Facts:

This superb combination is like Drambuie without all the hard whisky edges, or Grand Marnier minus the overriding orange. Looking for the perfect digestif or nightcap? Look no further.

Source:Bariana

Cherry Mixture

Cherry Mixture
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
l dash maraschino liqueur
20 ml dry vermouth
20 ml sweet vermouth

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:

Add dashes of maraschino liqueur and Angostura bitter to an Addington Cocktail and you have the classic Cherry Mixture. Vermouth based, it is richer flavored and lower in alcohol than many other drinks.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

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

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee
Recipe:

120 ml freshly brewed coffee
45 ml Irish whiskey
1 tablespoon brown sugar
lightly-whipped unsweetened cream

How to:

Pre-heat an Irish coffee glass with hot water. Combine the coffee, whiskey, and sugar in the glass. Stir well to dissolve sugar.Float a half inch of cream on the top.

Served in Irish coffee glass

Facts:

Born on Ireland's west coast one foggy evening in the 1940s, the Irish Coffee is still an ideal warm-up.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Japanese

Japanese
Recipe:

60 ml brandy
15 ml orgeat syrup
2 dashes 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:

Credited to Jerry Thomas himself, who may have encountered Japanese visitors in New York City or San Francisco, but never traveled to Asia.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Manhattan, Sweet

Manhattan, Sweet
Recipe:

60 ml rye or bourbon whiskey
30 ml sweet vermouth

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:

The classic Manhattan was born sometime around the 1860s. Often credited to Winston Churchill's mother, American socialite Jenny Jerome, she was at Blenheim Palace in Oxford with her new baby at the time she allegedly invented this drink in New York.

Twentieth Century

Twentieth Century
Recipe:

45 ml gin
20 ml Lillet Blanc
20 ml fresh lemon juice
15 ml white 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:

The Twentieth Century Limited—at one time, the world's most famous train—ran between New York and Chicago from 1902 to 1967: a shining symbol of the dawn of the modern age. In its streamlined Art Deco splendor it looked like a prop from the silent-movie Metropolis.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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