150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Atta Boy Cocktail

Atta Boy Cocktail
Recipe:

15 ml dry vermouth
45 ml dry gin
4 dashes grenadine

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Ready to try a Dry Martini brightened with a dash of grenadine? Atta Boy! This one's been around forever, but made a quick resurgence as good grenadine becomes available once again.

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.

Brandy Alexander

AKA Alexander #2

Brandy Alexander
Recipe:

45 ml brandy
30 ml cream
15 ml dark 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:

If this is a ladies' drink, call me a lady! Creamy and rich enough for a place on the dessert menu, the Alexander is an indulgent change form the citrus balance of most cocktails.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Country Club Cooler

Country Club Cooler
Recipe:

60 ml dry vermouth
1 teaspoon grenadine
2 lumps of ice
soda water

How to:

Pour into tumbler and fill up with soda water.

Served in Tumbler

Facts:

This vermouth highball appeared in Jacques Straub's 1914 book Drinks. The Country Club Cooler lives up to its name as a thirst quenching drink and is definitely best in hot weather.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

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

Kir Royale

Kir Royale
Recipe:

150 ml champagne
10 ml crème de cassis

How to:

Fill a champagne flute with the crème de cassis and then add champagne. Garnish with: lemon twist

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Right after WWII, the rince-cochon (literally pig rinse) was a way to market local Dijon products: crème de cassis and aligoté, a light white wine. Later renamed Kir, it became one of the most popular mixed drinks in France when the aligoté was replaced by champagne.

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

Napoléon's Own

Napoléon's Own
Recipe:

5 ml sugar syrup
5 ml lemon juice
25 ml whisky
25 ml gin
top soda water

How to:

Shake all ingredients—except the soda water—in a shaker over ice. Strain into the serving glass and top with soda water. Garnish with: lemon peel

Served in Small Highball

Facts:

Can you mix whiskey and gin? They did it successfully in the old days. In fact, this cocktail reintroduces the barrel flavor that was part of all gins during the 18th and 19th centuries when spirits were routinely transported in wooden vats.

Source:Bariana

Negroni

Negroni
Recipe:

30 ml gin
30 ml Campari
30 ml sweet vermouth

How to:

Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir and strain into a serving glass filled with ice. Garnish with: orange twist

Served in Tumbler

Variant:

There is also an option to have soda on the side.

Facts:

This drink was born in Florence, Italy during the 1910s, at the request of Count Negroni. He loved Americanos , but he wanted something stronger. So he asked the bartender at Caffe Casoni, one Fosco "Gloomy" Scarselli, to top it up with gin instead of soda water.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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