150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Appetizer cocktail

Appetizer cocktail
Recipe:

4 dashes Angostura bitter
1 barspoon caster sugar
2 dashes lemon juice
50 ml Scotch

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:

Using one of the all-time great apéritif wines, Dubonnet, this drink blurs the line between a pre-dinner drink and a social anesthetic.

Source:Bariana

Apple Jack Cocktail

Apple Jack Cocktail
Recipe:

1 dash Angostura bitter
25 ml sweet vermouth
25 ml calvados

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Apple Jack was the unofficial spirit of the American Revolution. Jersey lightning had been produced in the colonies long before there was talk of revolution. Touches of bitter and vermouth add spice to the apple.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Bijou

Bijou
Recipe:

30 ml Plymouth gin
30 ml Chartreuse
30 ml sweet vermouth
1 dash orange bitter

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Originally served as a layered drink—a pousse café—the Bijou took its name from the three precious stones it represented: diamonds (gin), rubies (vermouth), and emeralds (Chartreuse).

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Cuban Cocktail #1

Cuban Cocktail #1
Recipe:

juice of 1/4 lemon
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
60 ml light rum

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 classic Daiquiri is made with lemon instead of lime.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Martini with Olives

Martini with Olives
Recipe:

60 ml dry gin
30 ml dry vermouth

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 Dry Martini is one that is made with dry vermouth. Less vermouth doesn't make the drink drier. It makes it less of a Martini. The quintessential gin cocktail, the best Martini is always made with fresh vermouth, and garnished with either a twist or an olive.

Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule
Recipe:

60 ml vodka
15 ml fresh lime juice
90 ml ginger beer

How to:

Build ingredients in an ice-filled serving glass. Garnish with: lime wedge

Served in Highball glass

Facts:

The drink that launched vodka in the US was born in New York in 1938. The recipe is simple: vodka is added to a British drink called a Mule's Collar. It is an excellent drink with a spicy kick to it.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Piña Colada

Piña Colada
Recipe:

60 ml white rum
30 ml coconut cream
30 ml heavy cream
180 ml fresh pineapple juice
120 ml crushed ice

How to:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, about 15 seconds. Pour into the service glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge. Garnish with: pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry

Served in Wine Glass

Facts:

Standardized and popularized in Puerto Rico in the 1950s there are few better poolside drinks in existence that can compete with the frosty, creamy Piña Colada. Ask for yours with a dash of Angostura bitter if you are feeling adventurous.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour
Recipe:

60 ml pisco
30 ml fresh lime juice
15 ml simple syrup
1/2 whole egg white
1 dash Angostura bitter

How to:

Shake all the ingredients hard over ice. Strain into a champagne flute. Use the dash of Angostura bitter as an aromatic garnish instead of mixing it into the drink. Garnish with: dash of angostura bitters

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Invented in 1872 by an Englishman in Iquique, or by an American in Lima, there is no doubt the Pisco Sour was invented in Peru. Or Chile. The pisco at the heart of this exotic potation is a fine brandy invented in Peru. Or Chile.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

The "75"

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Recipe:

1 teaspoon grenadine
2 dashes absinthe
60 ml calvados
30 ml gin

How to:

Shake all ingredients over ice. Strain into the serving glass.

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

This Harry MacElhone classic (the Harry in Harry's New York Bar) comes in a cocktail glass and is backed up by calvados and absinthe. Just like the French field gun it was named after (the French 75), it means business.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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