The Old Fashioned is a cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters, then adding alcohol, originally whiskey but now sometimes brandy, and finally a twist of citrus rind. It is traditionally served in a short, round, tumbler-like glass, which is called an Old Fashioned glass, named after the drink.
Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, soda water, and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular on the island.
The cocktail is usually stirred then strained into a cocktail glass and garnished with a Maraschino cherry. A Manhattan may also be served on the rocks in a lowball glass. The whiskey-based Manhattan is one of five cocktails named for a New York City borough.
A sour is a traditional family of mixed drinks. Common examples of sours are the margarita and the sidecar. Sours belong to one of the old families of original cocktails and are described by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 book How to Mix Drinks.
A Bloody Mary is a cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and combinations of other spices and flavorings including Worcestershire sauce, hot sauces, garlic, herbs, horseradish, celery, olives, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, lime juice and/or celery salt.
Traditionally, Mint Juleps are served in silver or pewter cups and held by the handle or rim in order for the cup to maintain optimum frost, but they work just as well in any tall glass. Beyond the bourbon, sugar, and mint, the only other requirement for this drink is crushed ice.
The Sazerac is a local New Orleans variation of a cognac or whiskey cocktail, named for the Sazerac de Forge et Fils brand of cognac brandy that served as its original main ingredient. The drink is most traditionally a combination of cognac or rye whiskey, absinthe, Peychaud's Bitters, and sugar, although bourbon whiskey or Herbsaint are sometimes substituted.
The gimlet (pronounced with a hard 'g') is a cocktail typically made of 2 part gin, 1 part lime juice, and soda. A 1928 description of the drink was: "gin, a spot of lime, and soda". The description in the 1953 Raymond Chandler novel The Long Goodbye stated that "a real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's lime juice and nothing else".
The Long Island Iced Tea is what happens when four different spirits collide to create one powerful drink. It’s not clear who thought this was a good idea and if this tastes at all like iced tea, but one can agree that the Long Island Iced Tea is responsible for a few stories of irresponsibility, at least a dozen memories of good times and even more hangovers than we can count.
French 75 is a cocktail made from gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. It is also called a 75 Cocktail, or in French simply a Soixante Quinze (Seventy Five). The drink dates to World War I, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris—later Harry's New York Bar—by barman Harry MacElhone.
Every distilled spirit has its signature cocktail: tequila has the margarita, gin the martini, and rum the mojito. When it comes to cachaça, the must-have drink is the caipirinha. The caipirinha (pronounced kai-purr-REEN-yah) is the national drink of Brazil.
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Sidecar (cocktail) The sidecar is a cocktail traditionally made with cognac, orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Grand Gala or another triple sec), and lemon juice. In its ingredients, the drink is perhaps most closely related to the older brandy crusta, which differs both in presentation and in proportions of its components.
A cousin of the Negroni, the Boulevardier cocktail subs in bourbon for gin. 1 ½ oz. bourbon 1 oz. Campari 1 oz. sweet vermouth Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer Glass: cocktail Garnish: orange slice, lemon twist or cherry. Stir ingredients well with ice in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish.
About The Aviation Cocktail. Noted for its beautiful color, this old-school gin Aviation cocktail is as blue as the sky. Created before Prohibition, this staple was lost to the United States after the Noble Experiment. Luckily, the return of lots of classic liqueurs and quality spirits put this cocktail back on the market.
Despite its reputation, the properly poured Rum & Coke is a surprisingly light drink because the cola and ice make up the most of the drink's volume. With an 80-proof rum, the 1:2 Rum & Coke weighs in at 12% ABV (24 proof) and the 1:3 is a little lighter at 9.5% ABV (19 proof).
A screwdriver is a popular alcoholic highball drink made with orange juice and vodka. While the basic drink is simply the two ingredients, there are many variations; the most common one is made with one part vodka, one part of any kind of orange soda, and one part of orange juice.
An Apple martini (Appletini for short) is a cocktail containing vodka and one or more of apple juice, apple cider, apple liqueur, or apple brandy. This drink, properly called an Adam's Apple Martini, was created in 1996 at Lola's West Hollywood restaurant.
Cocchi Americano is crisp and citrusy with a delicate bitter edge, but what makes Cocchi more intriguing to craft bartenders is what it's not: Lillet. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, one of the most popular quinquinas was Kina Lillet, produced in France and utilized in a number of cocktail recipes until the mid-1900s.
Step 1, Fill a highball glass with 1 1/2 cups ice and set aside. Step 2, Combine tequila and orange juice in a cocktail mixing glass. Add 1 cup ice, stir, and strain into the prepared highball glass. Slowly pour in grenadine and let settle. Step 3, Stir before drinking.