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Appletini Bacardi Cocktail Black Russian Bloody Mary Brandy Alexander Bronx Buck's Fizz Caipirinha Cosmopolitan Daiquiri Hurricane Kamikaze Long Island Iced Tea Mai Tai Margarita Negroni Screwdriver Sex on the Beach Tequila Sunrise Tom Collins Woo Woo
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. Optionally, vermouth may be included, as in a regular martini. Typically, the apple vodka is shaken or stirred with a sweet and sour mix and then strained into a cocktail glass.
Ingredients : 40ml (3 parts) Vodka + 15ml (1 part) Apple schnapps / Calvados + 15ml (1 part) Cointreau.
Preparation : Mix in a shaker, then pour into a chilled glass. Garnish and serve.
The Bacardi cocktail is an IBA Official Cocktail made primarily with Bacardi Superior. It is served as a "pre-dinner" cocktail. The Bacardi Cocktail was originally the same as the Daiquiri, containing rum, lemon juice, and sugar; The Grenadine version of the Bacardi Cocktail originated in the US, while the original non-red Bacardi company recipe originated from Cuba.
Ingredients : 45ml (9 parts) Bacardi white rum + 20ml (4 parts) lemon or lime juice + 5ml (1 part) grenadine syrup.
Preparation : Shake together in a mixer with ice. Strain into glass and serve.
The Black Russian is a cocktail of vodka and coffee liqueur. It contains either three parts vodka and two parts coffee liqueur, per the Kahlúa bottle's label, or five parts vodka to two parts coffee liqueur, per IBA specified ingredients. Traditionally the drink is made by pouring the vodka over ice cubes or cracked ice in an old-fashioned glass, followed by the coffee liqueur.
Ingredients : 50ml (5 parts) Vodka + 20ml (2 parts) Coffee liqueur.
Preparation : Pour the ingredients into the old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir gently.
A Bloody Mary is a popular cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and usually other spices or flavorings such as Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, piri piri sauce, beef consommé or bouillon, horseradish, celery, olive, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and celery salt. It has been called "the world's most complex cocktail.
Ingredients : 45ml (3 parts) Vodka + 90ml (6 parts) Tomato juice + 15ml (1 part) Lemon juice.
Preparation : Add dashes of Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, salt and pepper into highball glass, then pour all ingredients into highball with ice cubes. Stir gently. Garnish with celery stalk and lemon wedge (optional).
Brandy Alexander is a sweet, brandy-based cocktail consisting of cognac and crème de cacao that became popular during the early 20th century. It is a variation of an earlier, gin-based cocktail called simply an Alexander. There are many rumors about its origins. It was supposedly created at the time of the wedding of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles, in London, in 1922. However, the drama critic and Algonquin Round Table member Alexander Woollcott claimed that it was named after him. Other stories say it was named after the Russian tsar, Alexander II.
Ingredients : 30ml (1 part) Cognac + 30ml (1 part) Crème de cacao (brown) + 30ml (1 part) Fresh cream.
Preparation : Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Sprinkle with fresh ground nutmeg.
The Bronx Cocktail is essentially a Perfect Martini with orange juice added. It was ranked number three in "The World's 10 Most Famous Cocktails in 1934", making it a very popular rival to the Martini and the Manhattan. Today, it remains a popular choice in some markets, and is designated as an Official Cocktail by the International Bartender Association. Like the Manhattan, the Bronx is one of five cocktails named for one of New York City's five boroughs, but is perhaps most closely related to the Queens (cocktail),which substitutes pineapple for the Bronx's orange.
Ingredients : 30ml (6 parts) Gin + 15ml (3 parts) Sweet Red Vermouth +10ml (2 parts) Dry Vermouth + 15ml (3 parts) Orange juice.
Preparation : Pour into cocktail shaker all ingredients with ice cubes, shake well. Strain in chilled cocktail or martini glass.
The Buck's Fizz is an alcoholic drink made of two parts orange juice to one part champagne. Some older recipes list grenadine as an additional ingredient, but the International Bartenders Association recipe does not include it.
Ingredients : 100ml (2 parts) orange juice + 50ml (1 part) champagne.
Preparation : Pour the orange juice into glass and top up champagne. Stir gently, garnish and serve.
Caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça sugar cane hard liquor), sugar and lime. Cachaça is Brazil's most common distilled alcoholic beverage (also known as Pinga or Caninha). Both rum and cachaça are made from sugarcane-derived products. Specifically with cachaça, the alcohol results from the fermentation of sugarcane juice that is afterwards distilled.
Ingredients : 50 ml (1⅔ fl oz) cachaça ½ Lime cut into 4 wedges (or tahiti lime, but not green lemon) 2 teaspoons crystal or refined sugar.
Preparation : Place lime and sugar into old fashioned glass and muddle (mash the two ingredients together using a muddler or a wooden spoon). Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the Cachaça.
A cosmopolitan, or informally a cosmo, is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice or sweetened lime juice. According to the International Bartenders Association the original recipe is based on vodka citron, lemon-flavored vodka. The cosmopolitan is a relative of cranberry coolers like the Cape Codder. Though often presented far differently, the cosmopolitan also bears a likeness in composition to the kamikaze cocktail.
Ingredients : 40 ml Vodka Citron + 15 ml Cointreau + 15 ml Fresh lime juice + 30 ml Cranberry juice.
Preparation : Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and double strain into large cocktail glass.Garnish with lime wheel.
Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus (typically lime juice), and sugar or other sweetener. The Daiquirí is one of six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury's classic The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. In the book, he also suggests some variations. Originally the drink was served in a tall glass packed with cracked ice. A teaspoon of sugar was poured over the ice and the juice of one or two limes was squeezed over the sugar. Two or three ounces of white rum completed the mixture. The glass was then frosted by stirring with a long-handled spoon. Later the Daiquirí evolved to be mixed in a shaker with the same ingredients but with shaved ice. After a thorough shaking, it was poured into a chilled flute glass.
Ingredients : 45ml (9 parts) White rum + 20ml (4 parts) lime juice + 5ml (1 part) Simple syrup.
Preparation : Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain in chilled cocktail glass.
The hurricane is a sweet alcoholic drink made with rum and fruit juice, syrup or grenadine. It is one of many popular drinks served in New Orleans. The creation of this passion fruit-colored relative of a Daiquiri drink is credited to New Orleans tavern owner Pat O'Brien. In the 1940s, he needed to create a new drink to help him get rid of all of the less popular rum that local distributors forced him to buy before he could get a few cases of more popular liquors such as scotch and whiskey. He poured the concoction into hurricane lamp-shaped glasses and gave it away to sailors. The drink caught on, and it has been a mainstay in the French Quarter ever since. It is more commonly served in a disposable plastic cup, as New Orleans laws permit drinking in public and leaving a bar with a drink, but prohibit public drinking from glass or metal containers.
Ingredients : One part dark rum + One part white rum + Half part over proofed rum + Passion fruit syrup + Lime juice.
Preparation : Shake ingredients with ice, then pour into the glass and serve over ice.
The Kamikaze is made of equal parts vodka, triple sec and lime juice. According to the International Bartenders Association, it is served straight up in a cocktail glass. Garnish is typically a wedge or twist of lime.
Ingredients : 30ml (1 part) vodka + 30ml (1 part) triple sec + 30ml (1 part) lime juice.
Preparation : Shake all ingredients together in a mixer with ice. Strain into glass, garnish and serve.
A Long Island Iced Tea is a type of mixed drink made with, among other ingredients, vodka, gin, tequila, and rum. A popular version mixes equal parts vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and triple sec with 1½ parts sour mix and a splash of cola. Most variants use equal parts of the main liquors but include a smaller amount of triple sec (or other orange-flavored liqueur). Close variants often replace the sour mix with lemon juice, replace the cola with actual iced tea, or add white crème de menthe; however, most variants do not include any tea, despite the name of the drink. Some restaurants substitute brandy for the tequila.
Ingredients : 1.5 cl Vodka + 1.5 cl Tequila + 1.5 cl White rum + 1.5 cl Triple sec + 1.5 cl Gin + 2.5 cl Lemon juice + 3 cl Gomme Syrup + 1 dash of cola.
Preparation : Mix ingredients in glass over ice, stir, garnish and serve.
The Mai Tai is an alcoholic cocktail based on rum, Curaçao liqueur, and lime juice, associated with Polynesian-style settings.
Ingredients : 40ml (8 parts) white rum + 20ml (4 parts) dark rum + 15ml (3 parts) orange curaçao + 15ml (3 parts) Orgeat syrup + 10ml (2 parts) fresh lime juice.
Preparation : Shake all ingredients except the dark rum together in a mixer with ice. Strain into glass and float the dark rum onto the top. Garnish and serve with straw.
The margarita is a Mexican cocktail consisting of tequila mixed with Cointreau or similar orange-flavoured liqueur and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the glass rim. It is the most common tequila-based cocktail in the United States. The drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita), or without ice (straight up).
Ingredients : 35ml (7 parts) tequila + 20ml (4 parts) Cointreau + 15ml (3 parts) lime juice.
Preparation : Rub the rim of the glass with the lime slice to make the salt stick to it. Shake the other ingredients with ice, then carefully pour into the glass (taking care not to dislodge any salt). Garnish and serve over ice.
The Negroni cocktail is made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso (red, semi-sweet), and one part bitters, traditionally Campari. It is considered an apéritif.
Ingredients : 30ml (1 part) gin + 30ml (1 part) sweet red vermouth + 30ml (1 part) campari.
Preparation : Stir into glass over ice, garnish and serve.
A screwdriver is a popular highball drink made with fresh orange juice and vodka. Outside the US, it is often referred to as "vodka and orange". While the basic drink is simply the two ingredients, there are many variations. Many of the variations have different names in different parts of the world.
Ingredients : 50 ml (1 part) vodka + 100 ml (2 parts) orange juice.
Preparation : Mix in a highball glass with ice. Garnish and serve.
Sex on the Beach is a cocktail that has many variations. There are two general types of the cocktail : The first type is made from vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice. This is an International Bartenders Association Official Cocktail. The second type is made from vodka, Chambord, Midori Melon Liqueur, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice. This type is listed in the Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide. The ingredients are shaken together with ice in a shaker and are served in a highball glass. Sometimes they are mixed in smaller amounts and served as a shooter.
Ingredients : 2 parts (40ml) Vodka + 1 parts (20ml) Peach Schnapps + 2 parts (40ml) Orange juice + 2 parts (40ml) Cranberry juice.
Preparation : Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange slice.
The Tequila Sunrise is a cocktail made in two different ways, the original (tequila, crème de cassis, lime juice and soda water) and the more popular concoction (tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup). Originally served at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, where it was created by Gene Sulit in the 1930s or 1940s, the cocktail is named for the way it looks after it has been poured into a glass. The denser ingredients (cassis or grenadine) settle, creating gradations in color that mimic a sunrise.
Ingredients : 45ml (3 parts) Tequila + 90ml (6 parts) Orange juice + 15ml (1 part) Grenadine syrup.
Preparation : Pour the tequila and orange juice into glass over ice. Add the grenadine, which will sink to the bottom. Do not stir. Garnish and serve.
The Tom Collins is a Collins cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water. First memorialized in writing in 1876 by "the father of American mixology" Jerry Thomas, this "gin and sparkling lemonade" drink typically is served in a Collins glass over ice.
Ingredients : 45ml (3 parts) Old Tom Gin + 30ml (2 parts) freshly squeezed lemon juice + 15ml (1 part) sugar syrup + 60ml (4 parts) carbonated water to taste.
Preparation : Mix the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a tall glass with ice, top up with soda water, garnish and serve.
A Woo Woo is an alcoholic beverage made of vodka, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice. It is typically served as a cocktail in a highball glass or can be served as a shot. It is also sometimes served in a rocks glass. The ingredients are usually shaken together with ice or stirred as preferred. A lime wedge is used as a garnish.
Ingredients : 2 parts (1 oz) Vodka + 1 part (.5 oz) Peach Schnapps + 4 parts (2 oz) Cranberry juice.
Preparation : Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedge.
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