150 Ultimate Cocktail Recipes

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Algonquin

Algonquin
Recipe:

45 ml rye whiskey
20 ml dry vermouth
20 ml fresh pineapple juice

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:

Named after New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel frequented by Dorothy Parker, Alexander Wolcott, the Marx Brothers, and other Prohibition-era celebrities. This shaken combination of rye whiskey, dry vermouth and pineapple juice is deceptive smooth and wonderfully frothy.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide

B.V.D. Cocktail

B.V.D. Cocktail
Recipe:

15 ml light rum
15 ml dry gin
15 ml dry 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:

Gin, light rum and dry vermouth create a fascinating alternative to the standard Martini. The rum buries itself somewhere between the two, bringing a hint of tropical warmth to this Silver Bullet.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

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.

Bronx Terrace Cocktail

Bronx Terrace Cocktail
Recipe:

30 ml gin
15 ml dry vermouth
juice of 1/2 lime

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Switch the orange for a squeeze of lime, drop the sweet vermouth and you've just walked your Bronx out onto the terrace. It is distinctly drier and fresher than a classic Bronx.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

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.

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.

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

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.

Vesper

Vesper
Recipe:

75 ml gin
25 ml vodka
15 ml Lillet Blanc

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:

Made famous by Ian Fleming in Casino Royale the first James Bond Novel, the Vesper was invented by Fleming himself. The name came from having drinks at a friend's home in Jamaica where a servant would announce the cocktail hour by asking what they would like to have for vespers.

Source:Museum Of The American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide


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