Monday, July 7, 2014

46 Cocktails to Know

Americano -
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Soda Water
Build ingredients over ice in a collins glass. Stir with bar spoon.
Garnish: Orange Slice

Aviation -
1.5 oz Dry Gin
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.25 oz Maraschino Liqueur
.25 oz Creme de Violette
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice, shake, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Brandied Cherry

Blood & Sand -
1 oz Scotch
.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
.5 oz Cherry Heering
.5 oz Orange Juice
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice, shake, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass or strain into an old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish: Orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Bronx -
1.5 oz Dry Gin
.75 oz Orange Juice
.5 oz Dry Vermouth
.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice, shake, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Orange Twist

Caipirinha -
2 oz Cachaça
1 oz Simple Syrup
Lime half (quartered)
Muddle lime quarters in a mixing glass, add the rest of the ingredients and ice, briefly shake and pour (unstrained) into an old fashioned glass.
Garnish: Lime Wheel

Champagne Cocktail -
Champagne or Sparkling Wine
Sugar Cube
Angostura Bitters
Drop sugar cube into champagne flute or coupe, add a few dashes of bitters, let bitters soak into cube and add champagne or sparkling wine.

The Clover Club -
2 oz Dry Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Raspberry Syrup
.5 oz Egg White
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass and dry shake, add ice and shake again, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Lemon Twist or Fresh Raspberries

The Collins -
2 oz Any Spirit
1 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
Soda Water
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass, add ice and briefly shake, strain into a collins glass over fresh ice and top with soda water.
Garnish: Orange slice and Maraschino Cherry

Corpse Reviver #2 -
.75 oz Dry Gin
.75 oz Cointreau
.75 oz Lillet Blanc
.75 oz Lemon Juice
Dash of Absinthe
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and shake, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Lemon Twist

Cosmopolitan -
1.5 oz Absolut Citron
.75 oz Orange Liqueur
.5 oz Cranberry Juice
.25 oz Lime Juice
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, shake and double strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Flamed Orange Peel

Daiquiri -
2 oz Light or Dark Rum
1 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and shake, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Lime Wedge

La Floridita (Daiquiri #4) -
2 oz Light Rum
1 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
.25 oz Maraschino Liqueur
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and shake, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Lime Wedge

Hemingway Daiquiri (Daiquiri #5) -
1.75 oz Light Rum
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
.25 oz Lime Juice
.25 oz Maraschino Liqueur
Splash of Simple Syrup
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and shake, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Lime Wedge

Dark & Stormy -
1.5 oz Jamaican Dark Rum
.25 oz Lime Juice
Ginger Beer
Fill collins glass with crushed ice, add lime juice and ginger beer then briefly stir, top with more ice to fill and float rum on top.
Garnish: Lime Wheel

French 75 -
1.5 oz Dry Gin
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
Champagne or Sparkling Wine
Add ingredients, excluding champagne/sparkling wine, into a mixing glass and add ice, shake, double strain into champagne flute or coupe, top with champagne/sparkling wine.
Garnish: Long Lemon Spiral

Gimlet -
2 oz Gin or Vodka
1 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, shake and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Lime Wheel

Jack Rose -
1.5 oz Applejack or Apple Brandy
1 oz Lemon Juice
.75 oz Grenadine
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass, add ice, shake, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Express lemon twist, discard garnish.

KIR Royale -
.5 oz Creme de Cassis
Champagne or Sparkling Wine
Add champagne/sparkling wine to champagne flute or coupe, add creme de cassis.
Garnish: Lemon twist

Last Word -
.75 oz Dry Gin
.75 oz Maraschino
.75 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Green Chartreuse
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, shake, double strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: None

Lemon Drop -
1.5 oz Vodka
1 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Orange Liqueur
.25 oz Simple Syrup
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, shake, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with fine sugar.
Garnish: Lemon Slice

Mai Tai -
1 oz Light Rum
1 oz Dark Rum
.75 oz Orgeat
.75 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Orange Curaçao
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass excluding grenadine and dark rum, add ice, shake, strain into old fashioned glass over fresh ice. Float dark rum.
Garnish: Orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Manhattan -
2 oz Rye Whiskey
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass, add ice, stir, strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Maraschino Cherry

Margarita -
2 oz Tequila
.75 oz Orange Liqueur
.75 oz Lime Juice
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, shake, double strain into chilled cocktail glass rimmed with Kosher Salt.
Garnish: Lime Wedge

Martinez -
1.5 oz Old Tom Gin
.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
.25 oz Maraschino Liqueur
Orange Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Flamed Orange Peel

Martini -
2.5 oz Dry Gin
.5 oz Dry Vermouth
Dash of Orange Bitters (optional)
Combine both ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir, strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Olive

Mint Julep -
2.5 oz Bourbon
.75 oz Simple Syrup (or 2 sugar cubes)
10-12 Mint Leaves
Lightly muddle mint and sugar in julep cup, add other ingredients and stir, add crushed ice to fill.
Garnish: Mint Sprig

Mojito -
2 oz Light Rum
1 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
6-8 Mint Leaves
Lightly muddle mint, simple and lime juice in a collins glass, add rest of ingredients, add crushed ice, stir briefly, top with soda and stir to combine.
Garnish: Mint Sprig and Lime Wheel

Monkey Gland -
1.5 oz Dry Gin
1 oz Orange Juice
.25 oz Grenadine
Dash of Absinthe
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, shake, double strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: None

Negroni -
1 oz Gin
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Campari
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir, strain into chilled cocktail glass or in an old fashioned glass over fresh ice.
Garnish: Orange Twist

Old Cuban -
1.5 oz Gold Rum
1 oz Simple Syrup
.75 oz Lime Juice
Dash of Angostura Bitters
6-8 Mint Leaves
Sparkling Wine
Combine all ingredients, except sparkling wine, in a mixing glass, add ice, shake, double strain into chilled cocktail glass and top with sparkling wine.
Garnish: Spanked Mint Sprig

Old Fashioned -
2 oz Whiskey
Splash Simple Syrup
2-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Zest orange and lemon over a pre-chilled old fashioned glass and drop, add simple syrup and bitters and muddle zest lightly. Add whiskey, ice and stir briefly.
Garnish: Maraschino Cherry

Pegu Club -
2 oz Dry Gin
1 oz Orange Liqueur
.5 oz Lime Juice
Splash Simple Syrup
Angostura Bitters
Orange Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, shake, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Lime Twist

Pimm's Cup -
1 oz Gin
1 oz Pimm's No. 1 Cup
1 oz Lemon Juice
.75 oz Ginger Syrup
4-6 English Cucumbr Slices
8-10 Mint Leaves
Angostura Bitters
Soda Water
Muddle cucumber slices and lemon juice in a mixing glass, add rest of ingredients except soda, add ice, shake, double strain into collins glass over fresh ice and top with soda.
Garnish: Cucumber Slice and Mint Sprig

Pisco Sour -
2 oz Pisco
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Lime Juice
.25 oz Simple Syrup
1 Egg White
Amargo Chuncho Bitters
Combine ingredients except bitters in mixing glass and dry shake, add ice and shake again, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Bitters

Ramos Fizz -
1.5 oz Dry Gin
1 oz Cream
.5 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Orange Liqueur
.5 oz Simple Syrup
1 egg white
3 drops Orange Flower Water
Soda Water
Combine all ingredients except soda in a mixing glass and dry shake, add ice and shake again, double strain into collins glass over fresh ice and top with soda.
Garnish: Orange Slice Halved

Rickey -
2 oz any spirit
.75 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
Soda Water
Build in collins glass with ice, add soda and briefly stir.
Garnish: Lime Wheel

Rob Roy -
2 oz Blended Scotch
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Maraschino Cherry

Satan's Whiskers -
1 oz Dry Gin
.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
.5 oz Dry Vermouth
.5 oz Grand Marnier
Angostura Bitters
Orange Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir, strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Flamed Orange Peel

Sazerac -
2.25 oz Rye Whiskey
Splash of Simple Syrup
Dash of Absinthe
3-4 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
Chill an old fashioned glass with ice and absinthe. In a mixing glass, add whiskey, simple, bitters and ice, stir. Coat inside of old fashioned glass with louched absinthe, discard ice and absinthe and strain cocktail into glass.
Garnish: Lemon Twist

Sidecar -
1.5 oz Cognac
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Orange Liqueur
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, shake, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with fine sugar.
Garnish: None

Singapore Sling -
1 oz Dry Gin
1 oz Cherry Heering
1 oz Benedictine
1 oz Pineapple Juice
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, shake, strain into collins glass over fresh ice.
Garnish: Orange Slice and Maraschino Cherry

Sloe Gin Fizz -
1.5 oz Sloe Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
.5 oz Dry Gin
1 Egg White
Orange Bitters
Soda Water
Combine ingredients except soda water in a mixing glass and dry shake. Add ice and shake again, double strain into collins glass over fresh ice and top with soda.
Garnish: Lemon Slice

Smash -
2 oz Any Spirit
1 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
6-8 Mint Leaves
Lightly muddle mint with lemon juice and simple syrup in an old fashioned glass, add spirit and ice, stir to combine.
Garnish: None

Sour -
2 oz Any Spirit
1 oz Lemon Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
.5 oz Egg White
Dash of Angostura bitters (if desired)
Combine all ingredients except bitters in a mixing glass and dry shake. Add ice and shake again, double strain into old fashioned glass over fresh ice.
Garnish: Bitters

Vesper -
2 oz Dry Gin
1 oz Vodka
.5 oz Lillet Blanc
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, shake, double strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: Lemon Twist

White Lady -
1.5 oz Gin
1 oz Orange Liqueur
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Egg White
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and dry shake. Add ice and shake again, double strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: None

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