150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Apparent Cocktail

Apparent Cocktail
Recipe:

25 ml dry gin
25 ml Dubonnet
1 dash absinthe

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Close cousin to a classic Sweet Martini, this combination of dry gin and Dubonnet includes a touch of the green fairy, absinthe. Dubonnet is a quinquina, a French aperitif wine flavored with quinine that was popularized when Napoleon insisted his troops drink it to prevent malaria.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

B.V.D. Cocktail

B.V.D. Cocktail
Recipe:

15 ml light rum
15 ml dry gin
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:

Gin, light rum and dry vermouth create a fascinating alternative to the standard Martini. The rum buries itself somewhere between the two, bringing a hint of tropical warmth to this Silver Bullet.

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.

Buds Special

Buds Special
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
15 ml cream
45 ml Cointreau

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Many a bartender has attempted to make a drink where the main ingredient is Cointreau (after all, you can drink it in a snifter). No bartender has ever succeeded—unless you deem this drink to be that creamy orange grail.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Corpse Reviver #2

Corpse Reviver #2
Recipe:

20 ml gin
20 ml lemon juice
20 ml Cointreau
20 ml Lillet Blanc
1 dash absinthe, or pastis, Pernod, or other absinthe substitute

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Served at the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris, the Corpse Reviver is really a family of cocktails, and number two is definitely number one in terms of flavor.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

East India Cocktail

East India Cocktail
Recipe:

10 ml curaçao
10 ml pineapple syrup
10 ml maraschino liqueur
3 dashes Angostura bitter
50 ml cognac

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

As far as we can tell, there's no explanation to the name of this cognac and pineapple drink except that it was discovered by an American writer in a Calcutta bar. It is, however, a delicious cocktail.

Source:Bariana

El Presidente

El Presidente
Recipe:

45 ml light rum
20 ml dry vermouth
10 ml curaçao

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Created by the bartender at the Jockey Club in Havana, Cuba for Presidente Gerardo Marchado who was president of Cuba from 1925 to 1933, this combination of rum, curaçao, vermouth, and grenadine is what Trader Vic once called "the Martini of Cuba."

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Mojito

Mojito
Recipe:

50 ml light rum
20 ml fresh lime juice
2 teaspoon bar sugar (or 30 ml simple syrup)
8 to 12 mint leaves
top with soda water

How to:

Place sugar, mint, and a splash of soda in shaker. Muddle the mint and sugar together. Add ice, lime juice, rum, and 2 lime shell quarters. Shake well, and then strain into an ice filled highball [FINISH RECIPE] Garnish with: mint sprig sprinkled with sugar

Served in Highball glass

Facts:

Older than rum itself, this combination of cane spirit, mint, and lime was the drink of discerning Caribbean pirates and privateers as early as the late 1500s. The name is a diminutive of the African word "mojo" and means little spell.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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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