Archive for May, 2011

Mimosa

If you like oranges and you like champagne, this is the drink for you. Ingredients: 1 part champagne 1 part orange juice Directions: Add ice to collins glass Add orange juice Add champagne  

Cherry Classic

If you like cherries, this is the drink for you. It’s intense cherry flavor will knock your socks off. Ingredients: 4 parts scotch 2 parts cherry liqueur 3 parts cranberry juice Directions: Shake ingredients with ice Pour into chilled rock glass that is filled with ice Garnish with a cherry

Rum & Coconut

This tropical drink will stir up memories of Jamaica and the Caribbean. Ingredients: 1 part white rum 1 part pineapple juice 2 splashes cream of coconut Directions: Shake ingredients Pour into all ice filled Collins glass Garnish with mint, a pineapple slice and a cherry

Sidecar

This cocktail definitely packs a wallop. Go easy on it and take it slow. Ingredients: 8 parts brandy 1 part cointreau 2 parts lemon juice Directions: Put ice and all ingredients into a shaker Shake Strain into cocktail glass

Mint Julep

This fine southern cocktail will leave you feeling gone with the wind. Ingredients: 4 mint sprigs 2.5 oz bourbon splash of water 1 tsp sugar Directions: Muddle the mint, sugar and water Add ice Pour bourbon over the ice  

Tom Collins

The Tom Collins is a classy cocktail for long summer days. It is both sparkly and sweet. Ingredients: 1 part simple syrup 3 parts gin juice from half a lemon soda water Directions: Shake the gin, syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker Add ice to a Collin’s glass and pour mixture over ice […]

Black Russian

This drink has a bunch of caffeine in conjunction with alcohol. What a combination. Ingredients: 2 parts expresso vodka 1 part kahlua Directions: Fill a rock glass with ice Pour in the vodka Next add the kahlua and insert a cocktail straw

Mojito Cocktail Recipes

The Mojito hails from Cuba. It has been around for ages and it has grown to be one of the most trendy and popular tropical cocktails. It used to be called the Cuban Highball, but at some point its name was changed to the Mojito. I guess its new name is much catchier than its […]

Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipes

I’m not sure why the Cosmopolitan is really popular at parties, restaurants and bars. It’s a tasty drink which has a light, fruity flavor, but you will find lots of other drinks that taste great too. Possibly, part of the reason behind its recognition is its name, which is shared by a most popular woman’s […]

Vodka Cocktail Recipes

Vodka is like the actor that never steals the spotlight, but always makes the other actors shine. Due to its virtually non-existent taste, vodka goes perfectly with almost any ingredient that you can picture. Some may say that a lack of taste is bad, but when it comes to vodka, a lack of tastes is […]

Fruity Cocktail Recipes

In the world of drinks, fruit is very important. Numerous distinct varieties of cocktails have fruit in various forms listed in their ingredients. You would be very remiss as a drink maker if you do not have any fruit based cocktails in your arsenal. In case you wish to make the very best fruity cocktails […]

Cocktail Recipes With Vodka

Clean and almost as scentless as spring water, vodka has a distinctive flavor that is completely unique. This makes it the perfect ingredient for many diverse cocktail recipes. You can use it to make more drinks than you can imagine. Once you combine vodka into cocktails, it elevates the flavors of other components. Since it […]

B & B

This classic drink gets its name from its ingredients. The first B is Benedictine and the second B is for brandy. Ingredients: 1 part Benedictine 1 part brandy Directions: Pour the Benedictine into the rock glass first Next gently pour the brandy

Rum Tequila Explosion

This rum cocktail packs a double wallop. Not only does the rum hit hard, but the tequila adds a second hit in this one-two combination. Ingredients: 1 part rum 1 part tequila 1 part coffee liqueur Directions: start with a heavy bottomed rock glass pour the ingredients in the order listed the goal is a […]

Classic Martini

There are many different Martini recipes and some don’t even deserve to be called Martini’s. This is the classic Martini recipe for when you want an authentic Martini. Ingredients: 5 parts gin 1 part vermouth 1 green olive Directions: Fill a shaker with ice Add the gin and vermouth Shake and pour into Martini glass […]

Gin and Tonic

This drink has been around for ages and it something every cocktail maker must know how to make. Ingredients: 1 part gin 2 parts chilled tonic water Directions: Pour the gin and the tonic water into a glass that is filled with ice Stir and serve with a lime wedge

Orange Vermont

This drink gets it’s name from having a healthy dose of orange juice. It’s good to know that you are getting your Vitamin C in this drink. Ingredients: 2 parts gin 1 part vermouth 1 part orange juice dash of angostura bitters Directions: Shake ingredients. Pour over ice into a martini glass Garnish with twist […]

Creamy Striped Shot

This tasty drink has a striped layered effect. You will have to pour carefully to keep the layers separate. Ingredients: 1 part amaretto 1 part cream liqueur 1 part cognac Directions: Use a clear shot glass. Pour the ingredients in the order listed above. Pour slowly to avoid mixing the layers.

Cocktail Mixing Guide

Good cocktails are the difference between a good party and a great party. Exotic cocktails with outlandish names, not only serve as great ice breakers, or conversation starters, but they will also keep people talking even after they have headed home. And they will make all your guests look forward to your next party. You […]

Manhattan

This drink was supposedly invented by Winston Churchill’s mother Jennie. It is one of the great number of drinks named after cities in New York State. Ingredients 4-6 cracked ice cubes A dash of Angostura bitters 3 parts rye whiskey 1 part sweet vermouth A cocktail cherry Directions Combine and stir over cracked ice in […]