Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Classic Cocktail drink Recipes: The Gin and Tonic Cocktail recipe.

Classic Cocktail Drinks: Learn to make the classic gin and tonic cocktail drink recipe.

The gin and tonic is one of the all time favorites of the classic cocktail family.

One of the top ten classic cocktails. It is considered a highball cocktail. In some countries it is sold pre-mixed in a can! Often called simply as a "G and T".

A true international cocktail. A version of the drink dates back to the 1700's. The gin and tonic was created by the British East India Company army in India to fight malaria in the summer months. That is why people still today prefer to drink gin and tonics during the summer months.

photo of gin and tonic
Gin and Tonic Cocktail Drink


Gin and Tonic Recipe:
Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounce gin (Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray)
  • 4 ounces of tonic water (you can use soda water)
  • Lime Slice
  • Cucumber slice
  • ice cubes

Cocktail Mixing Instructions
Pour the gin into a cocktail tumbler.
Fill with the ice cubes and the  tonic water.
Garnish the gin and tonic with the lime and a cucumber slice.

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Learn the history and how to make the classic Gin and Tonic.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Classic cocktails: The "Tequila Sunrise" recipe and historic information.

Classic cocktails and Vintage Mixed Drinks: Tequila Sunrise

Learn to make the famous "Tequila Sunrise" cocktail drink.

We can trace one story the original of the tequila sunrise back to the 1930's. It was invented at the Agua Caliente racetrack located in Tijuana, Mexico. It was used as a late night pick me up.

A classic tequila recipe that are a lot of peoples first encounter with tequila. It's got a cool layered look to it, that reminds one of a warm sunrise. It's a official IBA cocktail drink and considered to be a long drink. Be sure to serve it on the rocks.

The original tequila sunrise was a bit different, it used the following: tequila, crème de cassis,lime juice and soda water.

photo of a Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Drink


Modern Tequila Sunrise Recipe:
Ingredients

• 3 parts Tequila
• 6 parts Orange juice
• 1 part Grenadine syrup

Tequila Sunrise Mixing Instructions:
Start by pouring the tequila and orange juice into a highball glass with ice. 
Next, add the grenadine it will sink to the bottom. 
Do not stir. Garnish with a cherry and orange wedge. 

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Classic cocktails: The "Old Fashioned" cocktail drink recipe.

Classic cocktail recipes.

 Learn how to make the "Old Fashioned" cocktail drink recipe. 

Brought to you buy expert mixologist and professional bartenders. This "old Fashioned" vintage cocktail can be drunk before or after a meal. A true classic cocktail. That dates back to the 1880's. The legend goes to the Pendennis Club located in Louisville, Kentucky. They say the drink was created to honor Col. James E. Pepper. His grandfather distilled the famous "Old 1776" bourbon.

Old Fashioned Recipe (1880s Recipe)
Ingredients: 

• 1 tsp of white sugar
• 2 dashes of angostura bitters
• 2 slices of oranges, sliced into cubes
• Ice cubes
• 2 oz Bourbon (Markers Mark Bourbon)
• 1 maraschino cherry for garnish.

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
Muddle the bitters, sugar and orange at the bottom of a old fashioned glass. 
Next, fill the glass with some ice cubes. 
Stir and garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

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Manhattan cocktail recipe from the Manhattan Club, New York City

Manhattan Cocital drink recipe.

How to make the perfect Manhattan Cocktail.

There are a few stories on the origins of the Manhattan cocktail.

The main story surrounding the origin of the drink recipe dates back to 1874, and was named after the famous Manhattan Club, in New York City. The story goes the Manhattan cocktail was invented to celebrate the election of Governor Samuel Tilden. And was invented by Dr. Iain MArshall. A true vintage cocktail drink and has become a classic. The Manhattan uses rye whiskey as the main ingredient.

Another story of the origin dates back to the 1860's. Again this recipe is from the Manhattan area and this story gives credit to a bartender who's name we know simply as Black, at a bar near Broadway and Houston streets.

Other earlier records show cocktails with different names, but the same ingredients. One of them uses Absinthe instead of the bitters.




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Manhattan cocktail drink and ingredients

Manhattan Recipe:
Ingredients

  • 2 ounces rye whisky
  • 1 ounce Italian vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:

You can either gently shake or stir the ingredients with ice, just do not mix too much, as this will cause a cloudy appearance to the drink. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry or olive.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Classic Cocktails: The "Ramos Fizz" recipe and history of a great vintage cocktail drink using Old Tom Gin.

Classic Cocktails: The "Ramos Fizz" or the "Ramos Gin Fizz" recipe and history of a great vintage cocktail drink.

"A popular Mardi Gras drink threw the years."


The Ramos Fizz is one of the most popular style of drinks labeled as a fizz cocktail. Fizzes are the close cousin to sour drinks.  To be a true Fizz drink it must contain acidic juice like lime or lemon and carbonated soda water.

There is  a version of this drink that dates back to 1887, when it was published in the bartenders guide as a then spelled "Fiz". The Ramos Fizz, was created by the famous bartender Hency Ramos. He was famous for serving these wonderful cocktails at Mardi Gras. 

This one takes some time to prep and to make, but the time involved is well worth it to experience one of the best cocktails of days gone by.  The secret to a good fizz drink is in the shake. To make a really good gin fizz, you gotta shake that shaker for at least a minute. I have seen top bartenders shake this drink for over 3 minutes before.

"Ramos Fizz" Recipe: (old school version)
Ingredients

• 1 1/2 ounce Old Tom gin ( (a sweetened version of, and the predecessor to London Dry Gin)
• 2 tbsp cream
• 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
• 1 fresh egg white
• 1/4 ounce club soda
• 1 tbsp white powdered sugar
• 3-4 drops orange flower water
• 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice

Ramos Fizz Mixing Instructions:Mix all but the club soda in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake well for at least one minute.
Strain into a thin goblet.
Top of the mix with the chilled club soda.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Classic Cocktail Recipes: The "Long Island Iced Tea" Recipe. Classic Summer Cocktail.

Classic Cocktail Recipes: The "Long Island Iced Tea" Recipe. Classic Summer Cocktail.


I remember my first Long Island Iced Tea, Before I tasted it, i was like, how can a drink with so many contrasting flavors taste good? I tried it and was like, wow, how can that tastes soo good!

This is one of the most famous drinks of all time.  The "Long Island Iced Tea" was created in 1976 at the Oak Beach Inn located in the Hampton Bays, in New York City, by bartender Robert "Rosebud" Butt.  There is a version that dates back to the roaring 20's. And yes, from what i have heard, it is still a popular mixed drink in Long Island.

This is a very popular summer cocktail, but watch out, it's got a lot of spirit to it. Most people will little there intact of these potent concoctions to two drinks.

photo of "Long Island Iced Tea" Cocktail drink.
"Long Island Iced Tea" Cocktail drink.


"Long Island Iced Tea" Recipe:
Ingredients


  • 15 ml 1 part Vodka    (Smirnoff, kettle one, absolut, skky, grey goose, etc.)
  • 15 ml 1 part Tequila    (Jose Cuervo, Patron, Sauza, 1800 tequila, cabo wabo, etc.)
  • 15 ml 1 part White rum     (Bacardi, Barbancourt white rum, etc.)
  • 15 ml 1 part Triple sec
  • 15 ml 1 part Gin       (Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, etc.)
  • 25 ml 1.5 parts Lemon juice
  • 30 ml 2 parts Gomme Syrup
  • Splash of Coke

Long Island Iced Tea Preparation: 
Simply mix all of the listed ingredients in a highball glass with ice.
Give a quick stir, garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.

Serve in: Highball glass.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Classic Cocktails: The "Jasmine" cocktail recipe using Gin, Cointreau and Campari.

Classic Cocktails presents the "Jasmine" cocktail recipe. 


A wonderful mixed drink using Gin, Cointreau and Campari brought to you by our expert mixologists and professional bartenders. 


This is a nice classic gin drink in that the gin does not overpower the flavor of the cocktail, as many gin cocktails do. The gin blends nicely with the rest of the ingredients.

Invented by Robert Hess in or around 1990.

Campari is an alcoholic apéritif made with a infusion of herbs and fruit in alcohol and water. It is considered a bitters and has a dark red color.

Jasmine cocktail Recipe:
Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 oz Gin (Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire, etc.)
  • 1/4 oz Cointreau (Citrus Flavored)
  • 1/4 oz Campari
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
Shake all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Campari Bitters

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Classic cocktails and vintage drinks: The "Harvey Wallbanger" recipe.

Classic cocktails and vintage drinks: The "Harvey Wallbanger" recipe and historic information.


The "Harvey Wallbanger" was popular at Pancho's Bar, Manhattan Beach, California, in 1968.  It was created as a way to showcase the new product Galliano much earlier, in the 1950's when it was invented.

photo of Galliano, A herbal infused liqueur.
Galliano, A herbal infused liqueur.

Galliano, is a sweet herbal infused liqueur invented in 1896 in Italy. It is 60 proof.

The Myth
The myth of this classic cocktail goes that the "Harvey Wallbanger" was named after a mythic surfer who would drink them and bang into the walls. Well that is how the story goes anyway. Still semi-popular among the surfer crowd. 

The History
The Harvey Wallbanger is said to have been created in 1952 by mixologist Donato 'Duke' Antone.
Among Duke's other mixed drink creations are the Rusty Nail, the Flaming Caesar, the White Russian, the Freddie Fudpucker, and the Godfather. Quite a list. 

Listed as a IBA Official Cocktail.

The "Harvey Wallbanger" recipe 
Ingredients:

• 3 parts Vodka (Absolut, Grey Goose, Sky, Kettle One, etc.)
• 1 part Galliano
• 6 parts fresh orange juice

Cocktail Mixing Instructions: 
Stir the vodka and juicee with ice in the cocktail glass.
next,  float the Galliano on top by using the back of a bar spoon.
Garnish with a orange slice.

The Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail Drink. 



Monday, August 29, 2011

Classic Cocktail Drinks: The "Bloody Mary" recipe, a classic cocktail drink.

Classic Cocktail Drink Recipes: How to make a great Bloody Mary cocktail.


Like the name implies, this mixed drink is Bold and spicy! This is a perfect name for this cocktail drink.
We had a few last night at the pub, so we thought this would be a good time to share this one with you.
One of the most popular of all the morning or brunch cocktails in the world.  Also works great as a hangover cure.

This drink goes back the around the 1920's. It Originated in Harry's New York bar in located in Paris France.  The bartender who invented the Bloody Mary was a man by the name of Ferdinand Petiot and when he was at Harry's it was called the "bucket of blood". He later went on to another pub called the King Cole Bar, and there the name changed to the Bloody Mary as we know it today.


Bloody Mary's are garnished with a celery stalk, olive, pickle spear or all of them.

Classic Bloody Mary Recipe:
Ingredients

  • 3 oz tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka  (skyy, grey goose, smirnoff, etc.)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • celery salt
  • ground black pepper
  • hot pepper sauce
  • celery stalk and/or pickle spear for garnish


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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Classic Cocktail Drink Recipes: The "Harvey Wallbanger" cocktail using vodka, Galliano and juice..

Classic cocktails: How to make the Harvey Wallbanger.


This drink goes all the way back to the 1950's, making it a classic cocktail.  One legend states that the drink is named after a eastern beach surfer from the Manhattan area. But there are other stories to.

photo of a Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail Drink
Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail Drink

Harvey Wallbanger Recipe
Ingredients:

1 oz Vodka (Smirnoff, Absolut, Grey Goose, Skyy, Svedka, etc.)
1/2 oz Galliano (a sweet herbal liqueur)
4 oz Orange juice

Mixing instructions:Pour vodka and orange juice into a collins glass over ice cubes and stir. Float Galliano on top and serve.

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Galliano
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Friday, August 5, 2011

Classic cocktail drinks: The "Buttered Rum Coffee" recipe and information.:

Classic coktail drinks, how to make the "Butter Rum Coffee" cocktail, with complete recipe.

Butter Rum Coffee Recipe:
Ingredients
• 1 shot butterscotch schnapps (DeKuyper, Arrow Butterscotch, Bols, etc)
• 1 shot vanilla rum (Cruzan , Charbay Tahitian Vanilla Bean Rum, Brinley Gold Vanilla Rum, etc.)
• 1/2 shot Irish Cream (Baileys, Mccormick Irish Cream, Carolans Finest , Duggan's, etc.)
• Coffee
• Whipped cream

Directions
Mix the butterscotch schnapps, rum, Irish cream and coffee together.
Top the cocktail with whipped cream.
Serve in a coffee mug


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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Classic Cocktails and Mixed Drinks: The Deauville cocktail recipe.

Classic Cocktails and Vintage Mixed Drinks: How to make the Deauville Cocktail

The Deauville cocktail drink was created in New Orleans around1930. The is a great brandy sour drink that you gotta try today. The brandy and Applejack are a nice combination. This is a vintage cocktail thats going on almost 90 years now.

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Deauville Cocktail Recipe:
Ingredients:
• 3/4 oz brandy (Raynal, Remy Martin, E & J, Christian Brothers, etc.)
• 3/4 oz applejack or calvados (Daron, Busnel, Boulard, etc.)
• 3/4 oz triple sec
• 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

Preparation:
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake until cold and frosty.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Classic Cocktails and Vintage Mixed Drinks: The Rusty Nail Recipe

How to make the The Rusty Nail cocktail with complete recipe.

Rusty Nail Recipe:
Ingredients:
• 2 oz. Scotch (Smoky Scotch)
• 1 oz. Drambuie Liqueur

Directions:
Combine both ingredients into a small rocks glass with ice.
Swizzle the cocktail with a swizzle stick.
Garnish the drink with a lemon twist.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Classic Cocktail Recipes: The Red Apple Martini Recipe.

Classic Cocktails: How to make a great Apple Martini with complete recipe.

There are green apple martini recipes, but this is for the red version of the drink.
Sweet, tart and tangy are the general taste of the drink.



Apple Martini Recipe:
Ingredients
• 1 part Apple Brandy (Germain-Robin, Laird's, Clear Creek, Etc.)
• 1 part White Rum (Bacardi, Appleton, Brugal, Etc.)
• 1 part Sweet & Sour Mix
• 1/4 part Grenadine
• OPTIONAL Garnish with a red apple slice.

Directions:
Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake the mix until cold and frosty.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Classic Cocktail Recipes: The Rob Roy drink recipe using Scotch and Vermouth.

How to make the Rob Roy Cocktail drink.

This mixed drink is the Scotch whisky version of the Manhattan cocktail and is even referred to as a Scotch Manhattan at times. Named after Robert Roy MacGregor, who was the Scottish Robin Hood.
This drink can be served wet, dry or perfect.

Rob Roy Cocktail Drink

Rob Roy Recipes
Ingredients:
• 1 1/2 oz Scotch (Macallen, Glenlivet, Chivas, Macallan)
• 1/4 oz sweet vermouth (Can use sweet)
• Angostura bitters to taste
• A maraschino cherry for garnish

Preparation Instructions:
Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain and pour into a cocktial glass.
Garnish with a cherry.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Classic coktail Drink Recipe: The Singapore Sling Cocktail drink.

How to make the famous Singapore Sling cocktail drink with complete recipe:

This drink is still very popular in the tiki bars across the world.
The Singapore Sling was invented by Ngiam Tong Boon at the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore in the early 1900's.  This drink was also popular during the prohibition era.  This is a classic cocktail with a complex flavor.

Singapore Sling Cocktail Drink


Singapore Sling ingredients:
• 1 1/2 oz gin (Beefeater, Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick's, Eyc.)
• 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
• 1/4 oz sugar syrup or simple bar syrup
• 1 1/2 tsp powdered sugar
• 2 oz club soda
• 1/2 oz cherry brandy
lemon slice or pineapple for garnish
maraschino cherry for garnish

Directions:
Pour the gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and powdered sugar into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake well until cold and frosty.
Strain into a highball glass with ice.
Pour in some of the club soda.
Float the cherry brandy by pouring over the back of a spoon.
Garnish with the lemon slice and a cherry.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Classic Cocktail Drinks: The Classic Margarita Recipe

How to make a great classic Margarita, with information and recipe.
The margarita is a very easy cocktail to make and is the most popular tequila drink in the United States.
The original margarita drink was not served blended in a blender, but it is a popular option today.
There are many variations and flavors, this article will focus on the classic Margarita cocktail.



Margarita Recipe:
Ingredients
• 1 part tequila
• 1 part Cointreau (or any orange liqueur, like triple sec)
• 1 part fresh lime juice
• Salt or sugar for rim is optional.
• Lime wedge for a garnish.

Procedure:
Combine the above ingredients in a small old fashioned glass with crushed ice and stir to combine. Adding salt to the rim is optional. Serve in a margarita glass. Serve right away.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Classic Cocktail Drink Recipes: The Stinger cocktail.

Classic Cocktails: How to make the Stinger mixed drink.

The stinger is a mix of brandy and white creme de menthe liqueur. The Stinger makes a great dessert cocktail that goes great with chocolate desserts.

"Stingers, and keep them coming." Cary Grant in Kiss Them for Me.



Stinger Recipe:
Ingredients:
• 1 3/4 oz brandy (Hennessy, Remy Martin, Courvessier, Asbach Uralt, etc.)
• 3/4 oz white creme de menthe (DeKuyper, Bols, Potter's, Leroux, Hiram Walker, etc.)

Procedure:
Pour all of the ingredients into an old-fashioned or similar glass with crushed ice.
Stir well then serve.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Classic Cocktail Drinks: The Manhattan Recipe using Sweet Vermouth and Whiskey.

How to make the classic Manhattan cocktail drink, with information and recipe.


The Manhattan cocktail is one of the six basic classic cocktails. This is a old cocktail dating back to the 1870's. The drink originated in new York at the famous Manhattan Club, hence the name. The inventor of the Manhattan cocktail was Dr. Iain Marshall.

The Manhattan in Popular Culture
•  Dry Version of the Manhattan was made famous by Frank Sinatra and the famous Vegas "Rat Pack" (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. etc.)
• Manhattans and cosmos, were frequently drunk at trendy bars on the HBO series "Sex and the City".


Manhattan Recipe:
Ingredients
• 1 part Sweet Italian Vermouth (Martini and Rossi's, Cinzano, etc.)
• 5 parts whiskey (Normally made with Rye Whiskey, but can be made with Bourbon.)
• 1-2 dashes Angostura Bitters (Do not overdue!)

Procedure:
Stir, do not shake this one, all the ingredients is a cocktail glass with ice.
Strain the mix into another cocktail glass.
Garnish the Manhattan cocktail with a single maraschino cherry.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Classic Cocktails: The basic Daiquiri Recipe and information

How to make a great tasting classic Daiquiri cocktail drink with recipe and information.

FUN FACTS:
The Daiquiri was once called a Bacardi, until the rum company won a lawsuit against the name, know we know it as a Daiquiri.

Daiquiri Recipe:
Ingredients
• 1 part sugar syrup (Bar syrup, Sugar Water)
• 2 parts fresh lime juice
• 8 parts of a white rum (Bacardi, Cruzan, etc.)

Procedure:
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker until cold and frosty. Then strain into a cold old fashioned or similar cocktail glass.


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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Classic Cocktail Drinks: The "El Presidente" Cocktail Recipe and History

How to make the classic cocktail "El Presidente".

The "El Presidente" was popular in the 1920's through the 1940's. It is very rare to find this cocktail anymore in the United Staes, one place you can still sip the "El Presidente"is in Havana, Cuba.



The "El Presidente" cocktail was invented by an american bartender at the famous Jockey Club in Havana, Cuba. The bartenders name was Eddie Woelke. He named the drink after President Gerardo Machado.  "It is the aristocrat of cocktails and is the one preferred by the better class of Cuban." this was taken from When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba, published in 1928.

Trader Vic, is quoted as saying: "Cuban Presidente" was "the 'martini' of Cuba and, to me, a lot better than our own."





"El Presidente" Recipe One:
• 1 part French vermouth  (Noilly Prat French Dry Vermouth, etc.)
• 3 parts Rum (Cuban Rum, Bacardi, Cruzan, etc.)
• 1 dash of Grenadine
•  Garnish with Orange peel twist and a cherry is optional.


"El Presidente" Recipe Two:
• 1-1/2 oz. Light Rum
• 3/4 oz. Curacao
• 3/4 oz. Dry Vermouth
• 1/2 tsp of grenadine

Procedure:
Mix ingredients in a old-fashioned glass with ice.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Classic Cocktail Drinks: The "Gin Sling" Cocktail Recipe and History

How to make a classic Gin Sling Cocktail drink.

The term "sling" is used in many classic cocktails and refers to a cocktail made with sweetened spirits and water. The first published recipe for a sling dates back to 1759 and used rum.


Gin Sling Cocktail Drink


Gin Sling Recipe
• 1 teaspoon of sugar syrup (bar syrup)
• 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
• 3 ounces of Gin (Bombay Sapphire, Beefeater, Tanqueray, Gordon's London, etc.)
• Optional garnish is nutmeg.

Procedure:
Combine the above listed ingredients in a highball glass. Top the glass with cold soda water. The lemon juice is optional to some drinks.


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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Classic Cocktails and Vintage Mixed Drinks: The Moscow Mule Recipe

How to make the Classic Moscow Mule Cocktail, with history and information.

This drink uses it's own type of mug, called of course, the Moscow Mule Mug witch is made of copper. The copper mugs help to keep the cocktail cold and zesty. The Moscow Mule was the drink the made Vodka popular with the general public, and one of the most popular spirits in the world. It was the result of a Vodka maker, a Ginger producer and a copper maker.

Because of the cold and zesty nature of the Moscow Mule, it first became popular in Los Angeles, California. Then the cocktail spread from LA across the United states.

The Moscow Mule today is getting harder to find in Bars and lounges. First, and foremost bar owners hated the fact that the mug's kept getting stolen so they stopped serving them. Second Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer was never really that popular. You can still find a classic Moscow Mule if you try hard. We have a lounge right down the street that still serves the original Moscow Mule, copper mug and all.


Moscow Mule Recipe:
Ingredients
• 1/2 the juice of lime.
• Lime Shell
• 2 ounces Vodka (Skky, Smirnoff, Grey Goose, Absolut, etc.)
• Ginger Beer (Ginger Ale)

Procedure:
Squeeze the lime juice into the chilled Moscow Mule Mug.
Then put the used shell in the mug.
Add the ice cubes.
Add the Vodak.
Top of this cocktail drink with ginger beer.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Classic Cocktail Drinks: The "Mint Julep" Cocktail Recipe and History of this Vintage Cocktail.

Excellent recipe and information for the Mint Julep Cocktail drink.

The Mint Julep first appears in print in 1803. This drink is very popular in the Southern States and is the house drink at the Kentucky Derby. It is a great drink to cool off to during the hot summer months. The cocktail is made with four basic ingredients. Spearmint is the traditional mint used.  This drink is a close relation to the Mojito. The garnish of mint is a important part of the aroma of this drink. Traditionaly the Mint Julep was served in a silver glass with wide rims on which to hold the drink.



Mint Julep Recipe:
Ingredients
• 1 tablespoon of bar sugar syrup
• a dozen fresh mint leaves
• 2 or 3 dashes of angostura bitters.
• 2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey (Maker's Mark, Knob Creek, Jefferson Reserve, Woodford, Wild Turkey)

Mint Julep Procedure: 
To make this drink muddle to bruise the mint with a muddler stick in a mixing glass and do not crush the leaves.  Chill the drinking glasses in the frig, then fill with ice. Pour half over top of ice and then stir. Add more ice. Then top with the Bourbon. Garnish with mint leaves, which your can sugar.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Classic Cocktail Drinks: The "Tom Collins" Cocktail Recipe and History

Recipe, History and how to make the classic cocktail drink the "Tom Collins".

Tom Collins Cocktail Drink


Tom Collins Recipe:
Ingredients
• 1 tablespoon sugar syrup or simple syrup (Sugar water)
• Juice of 1 lemon
• 3 to 4 oz. Gin
(Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick's Gin, Beefeater Gin, Gordon's London Dry, New Amsterdam Gin, Tanqueray Gin, Gilbey's Gin, Citadelle, etc.)

Stir all ingredients together into a Tom Collins. Add ice to the glass. Fill the glass with soda water, then stir again, and serve right away.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Classic Cocktail Drinks: The "Old-fashioned" Cocktail Recipe and History

How to make the Old Fashioned cocktail drink, with history.


The Old Fashioned is maybe one of the first drinks to actually be called a cocktail. The Old Fashioned bar glass is named after this mixed drink. The Old Fashioned cocktail is listed as top six in essential cocktails.  Many think this is what a classic cocktail should contain: a spirit, a sweet, a bitter, a sour and water.

We can trace the origins of this cocktail back to the 1880's. The first use of the name "Old Fashioned" was used at the Pendennis Club, a gentlemen’s club located in Louisville, Kentucky. It was created by a bartender at the club.

The drink as many variations and evolutions, we will cover the most popular of the Old fashioned recipes in this article.

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The Old Fashioned Cocktail Drink

Old Fashioned Recipe (Oldest 1895)
Ingredients:
• 1.5 ounce or a jigger 44 ml of Whiskey (Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, etc.)
• Sugar Cube
• Lemon Peel
• Angostura Bitters

Mixing Procedure:
1. Dissolve a lump of sugar with a little water in a whiskey-glass
2. Add two dashes Angostura bitters, 
3. Add a small piece ice
4. A piece lemon-peel
5. Add the jigger of whiskey. 
6. Mix the cocktail with a small bar-spoon and serve, leaving spoon in glass.


Old Fashioned Recipe (two)
Ingredients:
• 1 Sugar cube
• 2-3 Dashes of Angostura bitters
• 2 Orange slices
• 3 Ounce Bourbon Whiskey (Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, etc.)
• Maraschino cherry for garnish

Preparation:
Place the sugar cube at the bottom of an old-fashioned glass. Saturate the cube with the bitters. Add one orange slice. Muddle these ingredients. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Add the bourbon. Stir well. Garnish with a second orange slice and a maraschino cherry.

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Classic Cocktail Drinks: The "Sazerac" Mixed Drink Recipe and History.

How to make the classic Sazerac cocktail drink.


The Sazerac my be one of the oldest cocktails invented in America. The Sazerac cocktail was invented in the early part of the 1800's. The Sezerac first appeared in print in the 1930's. The inventor of this drink was Antoine Amedee Peychaud. He discovered the drink when he mixed Cognac with his eychaud bitters. The drink also used to use Absinthe. Absinthe was used until it became harder to find, then Herbsaint, Pernod or Absente was used. It was the house drink at the Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans, where the Sazerac got it's proper name by John Schiller in 1859. They both got there names from a popular brand of cognac called Sazerac-de-Forge et Fils. Today it is not clear why but Rye Whiskey is used in place of the Cognac.
This is one of the true classics when it comes to cocktails and mixed drinks.

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Sazerac cocktail drink



Sazerac Ingredients:
• 3 oz rye whiskey (Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, etc.) (Cognac for original recipe)
• 3/4 oz simple syrup (Sugar water or Bar syrup) or a sugar cube.
• 2-3 Dashes of Peychaud bitters
• absinthe (Herbsaint, Pernod or Absente)
• A lemon twist for garnish

Preparation:
Use a chilled glass. In another glass, muddle or mix the simple syrup and the Peychaud bitters.
Then mix the rye whiskey and the ice to the bitters mixture and stir.
Rinse the chilled glass with absinthe just enough to coat the glass.
Pour the whiskey mixture from the mixing glass into the old fashioned glass.
Squeeze the lemon over the cocktail.
Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Classic Cocktail Drinks: The "Bloody Mary" recipe and historic information.

How to make the great classic cocktail the Bloody Mary.


This cocktail drink is a great drink in the morning to cure a hangover. It's the number one cocktail drink of the morning hours.  This cocktail drink has a spicy tomato flavor.

The Bloody Mary cocktail was invented in the 1920's in Paris France by the bartender Fernand Petiot who used to work at Harry's New York Bar. The drink became popular in the US when he started bartending at the St. Regis Hotel. He spiced it up for his classy New York patrons. The name itself is rumored to be from the infamous Bloody Mary herself.

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Bloody Mary


Bloody Mary Ingredients:
• 3 ounce Canned tomato juice
• 1 1/2 ounce Vodka (Smirnoff, Grey Goose, Absolut, Skyy, etc)
• 1/2 ounce Fresh lemon juice
• 2-3 splashes of Worcestershire sauce
• 1 splash of Tabasco
• celery salt
• ground black pepper
• hot sauce

GARNISH: 
celery stalk and a pickle spear is optional.
A lemon and or lime wedge is also used.

Preparation:
Pour the liquid ingredients into a highball glass over ice cubes.
Add the salt and spice to taste.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Classic Cocktail Drinks: The "Tom and Jerry" Cocktail Recipe and History

Classic Cocktails: How to make the famous "Tom and Jerry" mixed drink cocktail with recipe and instructions.


The Tom and Jerry is a favorite winter time drink for many cocktail lovers, but of course can be enjoyed all year long. This drink was inspired by eggnog. This classic cocktail drink is frothy, warm and sweet. This drink is based on dark rum and brandy, mainly cognac along with warm milk. It is a traditional Christmas cocktail in the United States.

The Tom and Jerry cocktail has no relation to the cartoon. The drink was invented in the 1820's by writer Pierce Egan to promote his book Life in London, or The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom and play titled Tom and Jerry.



Tom and Jerry Ingredients:
• 1 egg (can use egg substitute)
• 1/2 oz simple syrup
• 1 oz dark rum ( Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Cruzan, Mount Gay, Myers Dark Rum, Whalers, etc.)
• 1 oz Cognac or brandy (Ravenscroft Crystal Cognac, Remy Martin Cognac, Hennessy, Hardy Perfection, etc.)
• hot milk or hot water
• grated nutmeg for garnish

Tom and Jerry Procedure:
Divide the egg whites from the yoke and beat them separately.
Mix the eggs together and then place them into a Irish coffee glass.
Then mix in the simple syrup, dark rum and the brandy.
Fill with hot milk or even hot water.
Stir to mix.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Classic Cocktail Drinks: The "Sidecar" Cocktail Recipe and History

How to make the Sidecar cocktail drink with recipe and history.


The sidecar cocktail drink was made famous in Paris France during the 1920's WWI era. There are variations on how the drink is made. Early on it was made with Cognac or Armagnac. Now the drink is usually made with bourbon and not the brandy. It has a sweet and sour taste with fruity undertones.
It is considered a "Sour Drink" cocktail and is one of the original cocktails.

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Sidecar Cocktail Drink


Sidecar Ingredients:
• 1 1/2 oz Bourbon, Cognac or Armagnac (Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, etc.) & (Ravenscroft Crystal Cognac, Remy Martin Cognac, Hennessy, Hardy Perfection, etc.)
• 3/4 oz Cointreau
• 1/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
• Lemon Slice as garnish


Procedure:
1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
2. Shake until cold and frosty.
3. Strain into a cold cocktail glass.
4. Garnish the sidecar cocktail with a lemon slice.

You can garnish the rim with sugar as well. 

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Classic Cocktail Drinks: The "Whiskey Sour" Recipe and History

How to make the Whiskey Sour cocktail drink.
The Whiskey Sour Cocktail drink is the most famous of all the "Sour Drinks".
The history of the "Sour Drinks" can be traced back to before 1862. Reports say that Edgar Allen Poe was a fan of the Whiskey Sour. The drink started to become very popular in the 1960's and 1970's. The whiskey sour is part of the original cocktails. Your choice of bourbon will effect how the drink tastes. Rye Whiskey is usually the standard but any bourbon will do. Can be served shaken or over ice.



Classic Whiskey Sour Ingredients:
• 1 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey  (Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, etc.)
• 1 1/2 oz lemon juice
• 3/4 oz sugar syrup or simple syrup
• maraschino cherry as a garnish (optional is a orange slice)

Procedure:
1. Pour the whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Shake the cocktail shaker until cold and frosty.
3. Pour and strain into a chilled sour glass or cocktail glass.
4. Garnish the whiskey cocktail with a cherry or two.


1862 Version Recipe:Using a small bar-glass.
• Take 1 large teaspoonful of powdered white sugar, dissolved in a little Seltzer or Apollinaris water.
• The juice of half a small lemon.
• 1 wine-glass of Bourbon or rye whiskey.

Procedure:
Fill the glass full of shaved ice, shake it and then strain into a claret glass.
Ornament with berries.

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