150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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American Beauty

American Beauty
Recipe:

1 dash crème de menthe
15 ml orange juice
10 ml grenadine
10 ml dry vermouth
15 ml brandy

How to:

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a service glass. Top with a little port wine. Garnish with: top with a little port wine

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

As it was served in London by American bartender Harry Craddock, this brandy-based drink is truly a beauty. Cameras at the ready.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Bellini

Bellini
Recipe:

60 ml white peach purée
120 ml chilled prosecco

How to:

Pour peach purée into a mixing glass with ice cubes, then gently add the prosecco. With a bar spoon, carefully stir by dragging the purée up from the bottom-much like folding egg whites.

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Giuseppe Cipriani was making this drink in Venice for years before he noticed the color of a toga in a painting of 15th century Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini's matched his drink.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Bosom Caresser Cocktail

Bosom Caresser Cocktail
Recipe:

1 teaspoon grenadine
15 ml curaçao
30 ml brandy
1 egg yolk

How to:

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

Served in Rocks glass

Facts:

Credited to Harry Craddock, this heart-warming drink is very rich and somewhat heavy thanks to the addition of an egg yolk (which is not such an odd ingredient; think of it as another form of eggnog).

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

Chanticler Cocktail

Chanticler Cocktail
Recipe:

juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon raspberry syrup
60 ml dry gin
1 egg white

How to:

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

Served in Rocks glass

Facts:

Cream, frothy, and very red this drink is a very close cousin to the original Cosmo and far superior to the modern one.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Cherry Mixture

Cherry Mixture
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
l dash maraschino liqueur
20 ml dry vermouth
20 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:

Add dashes of maraschino liqueur and Angostura bitter to an Addington Cocktail and you have the classic Cherry Mixture. Vermouth based, it is richer flavored and lower in alcohol than many other drinks.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini
Recipe:

60 ml dry gin
30 ml dry vermouth
10 ml olive brine

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

A spoonful of olive brine is all it takes to make a Martini dirty. US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is said to have been a fan of this drink.

Hemingway Daiquiri

AKA Papa Doble / Hemingway Special

Hemingway Daiquiri
Recipe:

45 ml light rum
5 ml maraschino liqueur
15 ml fresh grapefruit juice
20 ml simple syrup
20 ml fresh lime juice

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

This Daiquiri variation has no added sugar. Instead the lime is balanced with grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur. Hemingway was convinced he was diabetic. The truth was he just drank too much. Enjoy these in moderation.

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


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