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

Adonis Cocktail

Adonis Cocktail
Recipe:

1 dash orange bitter
30 ml sweet vermouth
30 ml dry sherry

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:

The Adonis hails from a time before bartenders forgot why they had a selection of fine sherries behind the bar. This is an excellent alternative to overly strong drinks like the Martini.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

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.

Bennett Cocktail

Bennett Cocktail
Recipe:

2 dashes Angostura bitter
10 ml lime juice
35 ml dry gin

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

In the mood for a drink that is not sweet? No sugar added here. Just gin, bitter, and a squeeze of lime. According to a French bartender in the 1920s, this drink comes from Chile. Old and exotic—always a winning combination.

Source:The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Between the Sheets

Between the Sheets
Recipe:

30 ml brandy
30 ml light rum
30 ml Cointreau
15 ml lemon juice

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:

Why the nautical name? (There are no ropes on a sailboat, only sheets and lines; when you're between the sheets you are in the center of the boat.) This cognac drink is a Sidecar with an added touch of Caribbean rum.

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

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.

Grasshopper

Grasshopper
Recipe:

30 ml green crème de menthe
30 ml white crème de cacao
60 ml heavy cream

How to:

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

Served in Cocktail Glass

Facts:

Invented at Tujague's in New Orleans' French Quarter, this drink could be mistaken for mint chocolate chip ice cream, except that it has a very adult kick to it.

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


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