The martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Over the years, the martini has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages. H. L. Mencken called the martini "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet" and E. B. White called it "the elixir of quietude".
Blood Orange Margarita. A classic margarita, but with the juice of a blood orange and sage. Fresh Grapefruit Pomegranate Margarita. Fresh juice makes all the difference in this delicious drink! Peach Margarita Recipe. Rimmed with sugar, and garnished with peaches. Cantaloupe Margaritas.
Old Fashioned. The Old Fashioned is a cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters, then adding alcohol, such as whiskey or brandy, and 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.
The classic daiquiri is a drink that everyone should know and it is so easy to make, requiring just three ingredients, including your favorite rum. The classic daiquiri is a drink that everyone should know and it is so easy to make, requiring just three ingredients, including your favorite rum.
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.
What is the best Bloody Mary Mix? Ok, folk, we tried three mixes this week. Zing Zang. Charleston – Fresh Mix. Tabasco. It quickly became a two-horse race when it came to the best bloody mary mix race. The first mix to take the third spot actually just got dumped out. Sorry, Tabasco. It hurt us to do this. We love Tabasco at our house. Love it.
The slightly spicy ginger flavor makes this a great winter warming cocktail, while the lime makes the Moscow Mule just as sublime in summertime... This cocktail's origin has nothing to do with Moscow or mules, but after a few sips of this vodka, ginger beer, and lime concoction, no one will care.
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".
Step 1, Fill a Collins glass with 1 1/2 cups ice, set aside in the freezer. Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into the chilled Collins glass. Step 2, Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.
You need: 50ml Martin Miller's Gin (you could also use a similar citrus-y gin), 4 large strawberries, black peppercorns and grinder, ice, 200ml Fever Tree tonic water (or your tonic water of choice). Method: Pour the gin into the glass, and add three sliced strawberries.
The cosmopolitan, typically referred to as the 'cosmo,' gained popularity during the 1990s when it was frequently mentioned on the television show Sex and the City. The combination of vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice have made it a timeless classic.
Combine light rum, gold rum, orange Curacao, orgeat, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into the chilled old-fashioned glass. Top with dark rum. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.
Long Beach Tea - Everything in the Long Island, but the Cola is replaced with cranberry juice. Miami Iced Tea - Peach schnapps is added to the Long Beach, the tequila is dropped, and lemon-lime soda adds a bit of sparkle. Hawaiian Iced Tea - Using the Long Island recipe, top this drink with pineapple juice and skip the cola.
Champagne Cocktails. Poinsettia: Champagne meets cranberry juice, along with a touch of Cointreau. Caribou Martini: Coffee-flavored vodka blends roasted, bitter notes with the light fruity flavors of champagne. Ab-Fab Cocktail (Stoli-Bolli): Just Bollinger paied with Stolichnaya vodka for extra kick.
If you are using, top mimosa with 1 tablespoon of Grand Marnier or triple sec. Adam and Joanne's Tips To make 1 mimosa cocktail: In a champagne flute, combine 1/3 cup chilled sparkling wine, 1/3 cup chilled orange juice and 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or triple sec.
The Gin Fizz is a classic mixed drink that is much like a Whiskey Fizz, the main difference is found in the base spirit used. These two drinks are not alone as a number have taken the 'fizz' name over the years. The Gin Fizz has a very light, sour citrus flavor that allows the gin to shine through.
Caipifruta is a very popular caipirinha drink in Brazil, consisting of cachaça, crushed fresh fruits (either singly or in combination), and crushed ice. The most popular fresh fruits used to create caipifrutas are tangerine, lime, kiwifruit, passion fruit, pineapple, lemon, grapes, mango, cajá (Spondias mombin fruit), and caju (cashew fruit).
How Strong Is the Rum & Coke? 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).
The boulevardier cocktail is an alcoholic drink composed of whisky, sweet red vermouth, and campari. Its creation is ascribed to Erskine Gwynne, an American-born writer who founded a monthly magazine in Paris called Boulevardier, which appeared from 1927 to 1932.
The first evolution of Spritz arrived in the early 1900s, when siphons for carbonated water became widely available and made it possible to make a sparkling Spritz using still wine. This development introduced the Spritz to new types of customers, such as Austrian noblewomen, who, with the drink's touch of glamour, could now afford to be seen drinking a soft drink.
The Aviation is a classic cocktail made with gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, and lemon juice. Some recipes omit the crème de violette. It is served straight up, in a cocktail glass. History. The Aviation was created by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York, in the early twentieth century.
This simple mixture of vodka and orange juice reportedly gets its name from original tool used to stir the drink--a screwdriver. You'll get equally good results using a spoon. The screwdriver is a simple but refreshing cocktail made by combining orange juice and vodka over ice.
The Irish Coffee is a classic cocktail featuring coffee and Irish whiskey. There are two variations on it, one with just Irish whiskey and coffee. If you prefer it sweeter, go with the optional Irish cream or sugar. (The Irish cream gets my vote.) This is a quintessential after dinner drink.
1 part espresso Optional: Add simple syrup to taste Ok, you’ll need an espresso machine and a shaker for this one. It sounds complicated but it’s just a matter of mixing booze with coffee. Shake the Kahlúa, Absolut Vodka and espresso together with plenty of ice. Strain into a cocktail glass to get rid of all the small ice chips.
Step 1, Fill a Collins glass with 1 cup ice and set aside in the freezer. Step 2, Combine gin, cherry-flavored brandy, triple sec, Benedictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into the prepared Collins glass. Step 3, Garnish with slice of pineapple and a cherry.