150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Gimlet

Gimlet
Recipe:

60 ml gin
20 ml Rose's lime juice cordial

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:

Legend says that the Gimlet was originally crafted in the 1860s as a medicinal concoction taken by British Royal Navy officers to prevent scurvy. This modern incarnation of the gin and lime cordial classic is for recreational purposes only.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Arnaud

Arnaud
Recipe:

30 ml gin
30 ml dry vermouth
30 ml crème de cassis

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:

This gin, dry vermouth, and crème de cassis creation was named after Yvonne Arnaud, a French-born actress who rose to fame during the 1920s and is a fitting tribute to her star performances. Lighter and sweeter than a Martini, it has an eternal freshness to it.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Bolo Cocktail

Bolo Cocktail
Recipe:

juice of 1/4 lemon or 1/2 lime
juice of 1/4 orange
60 ml light rum
1 teaspoon sugar

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 twist on the Daiquiri adds a squeeze of fresh orange bringing a whole new dimension to the most popular of all rum drinks. Was it named after the bolo punch (boxing), the bolo knife, the tie, the Bolsheviks? We may never know.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Caipirinha

Caipirinha
Recipe:

60 ml cachaça
2 barspoons caster sugar
2 lime quarters

How to:

Wash the lime. Cut it in half and cut the half into quarters. Put limes and sugar into a tumbler, and muddle hard. Add the cachaça and stir. Fill with ice, and stir again.

Served in Tumbler

Facts:

How many countries in this world truly have a national drink? None that could rival Brasil's loyalty to the caipirinha. Cachaca, lime, sugar, and ice. It's such a simple drink; one that perfectly highlights the unique flavor of country's native cane spirit.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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.

Commodore

Commodore
Recipe:

60 ml bourbon whiskey
20 ml white crème de cacao
10 ml lemon juice
1 dash grenadine or pomegranate syrup

How to:

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

Served in Champagne Flute

Facts:

Whiskey, chocolate, and lemon. These three flavors combine magically, making this a drink worthy of a salute.

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

Rob Roy #2

Recipe:

45 ml Scotch whisky
15 ml sweet vermouth
1 dash orange bitter

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

According to an 1897 New York Herald article it is a New York native: "The Fifth Avenue hotel has two new drinks this winter, the Star cocktail and the Rob Roy cocktail". Of course, the Rob Roy is made of Scotch whisky and completed by vermouth and orange bitter.

Sidecar

Sidecar
Recipe:

45 ml cognac
15 ml Cointreau
15 ml fresh lemon juice

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

There are many stories about this drink's origins either in Paris or London. What really matters about this cocktail is that virtually every drinks writer and serious bartender considers this to be one of the most important classic drinks of all time.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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