150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Affinity Cocktail

Affinity Cocktail
Recipe:

15 ml sweet vermouth
15 ml dry vermouth
30 ml Scotch whisky
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:

Scotch is the ultimate test of the bartender's talent. It is notoriously tricky to create a mixed drink that balances with Scotch's outspoken character. The Affinity has survived to become a venerable classic for just this reason: in the hands of a skilled mixologist, this drink delivers balance, richness, and an unparalleled profile.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Americano

Americano
Recipe:

30 ml Campari
30 ml sweet vermouth
soda water

How to:

Pour Campari and sweet vermouth into a highball glass filled with ice and stir. Top with soda water. Garnish with: orange wedge or lemon twist

Served in Highball glass

Facts:

Gaspare Campari was inspired to create his namesake bitter by Antonio Carpano, or rather by Carpano's outstanding vermouth. He combined the two products. It clearly inspired Ian Fleming. It's the first drink James Bond ordered in the first Bond novel, Casino Royale.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary
Recipe:

45 ml vodka
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
4 dashes Tabasco
Pinch of salt and pepper
10 ml fresh lemon juice
120 ml tomato juice

How to:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Gently pour into another mixing glass to mix. Repeat a few times, being careful not to bruise the tomato juice. Strain into an iced goblet. Garnish with: lemon and lime wedges on a side plate

Served in Goblet

Facts:

You know it is brunch when tomato juice meets vodka. But the Bloody Mary is also an excellent aperitif. Think of it as the liquid salad course.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Booster Cocktail

Booster Cocktail
Recipe:

4 dashes curaçao
1 egg white
60 ml brandy

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 Rocks glass

Facts:

Just four ingredients: brandy, egg white, curaçao, and a dusting of nutmeg deliver a flavor made distinctly foreign by time more than distance. Thus, it is a true taste of the past.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

French 75

French 75
Recipe:

45 ml gin
15 ml lemon juice
10 ml simple syrup
120 ml champagne

How to:

Shake gin, lemon juice, and sugar with ice. Strain into a large ice filled wine glass. Fill with champagne.

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Named after the French 75 mm field gun from World War One, this creation by Harry MacElhone's combines cognac or gin (either is delicious) with fresh lemon, cane syrup, and champagne and "hits with remarkable precision."

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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

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.

Southside

Southside
Recipe:

45 ml gin
25 ml lemon juice
15 ml simple syrup

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Born in Chicago's rough-and-tumble Southside, were gangster Al Capone held court at the Metropole Hotel, this drink left its heartland roots to become a favorite at yacht country clubs, where it can still be found today.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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