150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Between the Sheets

Between the Sheets
Recipe:

30 ml brandy
30 ml light rum
30 ml Cointreau
15 ml lemon juice

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:

Why the nautical name? (There are no ropes on a sailboat, only sheets and lines; when you're between the sheets you are in the center of the boat.) This cognac drink is a Sidecar with an added touch of Caribbean rum.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Blenton Cocktail

Blenton Cocktail
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
15 ml dry vermouth
30 ml Plymouth Gin

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Mix Plymouth Gin, dry vermouth and Angostura bitter and you have a Blenton. Think of it as a Pink Martini. And just a good pink champagne is drier and more complex, this drink stands above the Martini.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Brandy Vermouth

Brandy Vermouth
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
10 ml sweet vermouth
35 ml brandy

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:

Not as simple as it sounds, this drink also contains a few dashes of vermouth. The result? A stunning Manhattan Continentale.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Caprice

Caprice
Recipe:

45 ml gin
15 ml dry vermouth
15 ml Benedictine
1 dash orange 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 and a cherry

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

This early variation on the Martini (they didn't call them alternatinis back then) simply includes a bit of apricot brandy to create an entirely new, and very pleasant drink.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Coffee Cocktail

Coffee Cocktail
Recipe:

3 dashes gomme syrup
4 dashes liqueur de noyaux
10 ml cognac
1 espresso

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 Small Highball

Facts:

This is not the classic combining ruby port, cognac, and a small egg. Nor is it a variation on Dick Bradsell's Pharmaceutical Stimulant (vodka and espresso). This concoction of cognac, espresso, and noyaux is unique. It is classic. It is the right choice.

Source:Bariana

Journalist

Journalist
Recipe:

45 ml gin
10 ml dry vermouth
10 ml sweet vermouth
2 dashes triple sec
2 dashes lemon juice
1 dash Angostura bitter

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

A very fancy variation on the Perfect Martini, it twists the classic recipe with dashes of bitter, lemon juice, and curaçao.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Monkey Gland

Monkey Gland
Recipe:

60 ml gin
30 ml orange juice
1 dash grenadine
1 dash pastis or absinthe

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:

Before those little blue pills came along men sought virility through consumption of powdered rhino horn and various animals' sexual organs. This drink, designed to have the same effect, was given a name that was not at all subtle in 1920s Paris where it was the most popular cocktail of its time.

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

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


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