150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Aviation Cocktail

Aviation Cocktail
Recipe:

15 ml lemon juice
45 ml dry gin
2 dashes maraschino liqueur

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 the advent of air travel, this sky blue drink was created as a salute to the human race's newfound ability to fly.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Brazil Cocktail

Brazil Cocktail
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
1 dash absinthe
25 ml dry vermouth
25 ml sherry

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:

This drink appeared in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book and received its exotic moniker with no explanation. We suspect this sherry-based drink might have had to do with exotic visitors to the American Bar.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

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.

Champagne Cocktail

Champagne Cocktail
Recipe:

3 dashes curaçao
2 dashes Angostura bitter
champagne

How to:

Pour curaçao and Angostura bitter into a small highball glass filled with ice and stir. Top with champagne. Garnish with: lemon peel

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

The most festive of all cocktails, this is also an excellent apéritif. Is it a waste to use good champagne in a cocktail? No more than it is to drive a Ferrari in city traffic. Indulge.

Source:Bariana

Mai Tai

Mai Tai
Recipe:

30 ml light rum
30 ml gold rum or dark, aged rum
15 ml curaçao
15 ml orgeat syrup
15 ml lime juice

How to:

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass. Garnish with: a speared pineapple chunk, a cherry, and a sprig of mint

Served in Old Fashioned

Facts:

There is no question Trader Vic got it right when he set out to make a drink that would do for fine aged rum what the Manhattan did for whiskey and the Martini did for gin: to highlight and enhance the best qualities of the spirit.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

The Cowboy Cocktail

The Cowboy Cocktail
Recipe:

30 ml blended whisky
15 ml cream
cracked ice

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

First made with Scotch and appearing in Judge Jr.'s 1927 book Here's How, it was later made with American whiskey. Either way, this is not a sweet drink. Cream does little to soften the edges of the spirit without a liqueur or other sweetener.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Vesper

Vesper
Recipe:

75 ml gin
25 ml vodka
15 ml Lillet Blanc

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Made famous by Ian Fleming in Casino Royale the first James Bond Novel, the Vesper was invented by Fleming himself. The name came from having drinks at a friend's home in Jamaica where a servant would announce the cocktail hour by asking what they would like to have for vespers.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Ward 8

Ward 8
Recipe:

50 ml bourbon whiskey
25 ml lemon juice
15 ml orange juice
15 ml sugar syrup
1 teaspoon grenadine

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Martin Lomansey, running in Boston for a seat in the Massachusetts Senate, was also boss of Boston's Ward Eight. He also knew how to be discreet. He famously said, "Never write if you can speak; never speak if you can nod; never nod if you can wink." Want to try a Ward Eight? Just wink.

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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