150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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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

Angel Face

Angel Face
Recipe:

25 ml dry gin
15 ml apricot brandy
15 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:

The combination of gin, apricot brandy and calvados (or apple jack) equals a mix of late summer and spice. There were a few drinks by this name, but this formula won the test of time.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Aviation

Aviation
Recipe:

50 ml gin
10 ml maraschino liqueur
30 ml lemon juice

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

This sky-blue libation was created as an early salute to the birth of flight. Crème de violette adds a light floral touch that highlights similar characteristics in the gin.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand
Recipe:

30 ml Scotch whisky
20 ml Cherry Heering
20 ml sweet vermouth
30 ml fresh orange 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:

It was invented in 1922 for the Los Angeles premiere of Hollywood screen legend Rudolph Valentino's film by the same name. You might not remember the movie. But one taste and you'll never forget this drink.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

Blue Bird Cocktail

Blue Bird Cocktail
Recipe:

4 dashes Angostura bitter
60 ml gin
5 dashes 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:

This classic gin cocktail harkens back to the mid 1800s, before vermouth had spread across the United States and curaçao was a far more common ingredient. Soft and balanced, it is definitely worth a try.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Cordova Cocktail

Cordova Cocktail
Recipe:

30 ml dry gin
1 dash absinthe
1 teaspoon fresh cream
15 ml sweet vermouth

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Looking for something different? With gin, absinthe, sweet vermouth, and cream, it is hard to compare this to any other drink. The Cordova is in a league of its own.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

East India Cocktail

East India Cocktail
Recipe:

10 ml curaçao
10 ml pineapple syrup
10 ml maraschino liqueur
3 dashes Angostura bitter
50 ml cognac

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:

As far as we can tell, there's no explanation to the name of this cognac and pineapple drink except that it was discovered by an American writer in a Calcutta bar. It is, however, a delicious cocktail.

Source:Bariana

Japanese

Japanese
Recipe:

60 ml brandy
15 ml orgeat syrup
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:

Credited to Jerry Thomas himself, who may have encountered Japanese visitors in New York City or San Francisco, but never traveled to Asia.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

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.


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