Classic Cocktail Recipes (Collection)

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Cocktail Recipes – Classic Cocktails

Old Fashioned Cocktail

1 oz Rye, Bourbon or Scotch Whiskey
1 or 2 dashes of bitters
1 sugar cube
1 dash seltzer

Pour all ingredients into glass. Muddle sugar until dissoved. Serve over ice. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel, orange slice or maraschino cherry. Serve in a No. 5 glass with highball spoon.


Alexander Cocktail

1 oz Creme de Cacao
1 oz distilled Dry Gin
1 oz sweet cream soda

Shake well with crushed ice, strain into a No. 9 or 10 glass.

After Dinner Cocktail

1 oz Apricot Flavored Brandy
1 oz Triple Sec
Juice of ½ lime
Garnish with ½ preserved apricot

Shake well, strain into a No. 9 or 10 glass.

Stinger

1 oz Brandy
1 oz Creme de Menthe

Fill shaker 1/3 full shaved ice. Add all ingredients. Shake well, and serve in No. 9 or 10 glass.


Highball

Can be made with any of the following liquors:
Sloe Gin
Bourbon
Brandy
Creme de Menthe
Fruit Liquors
Gin
Rum
Rye Whiskey
Scotch Whiskey

Ginger Ale

To 1 cube of ice, add 1 oz favorite liquor, fill glass with carbonated water or ginger ale. Serve piece of lemon, if desired. Use highball glass No. 2.

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Cocktail Recipes – Simple Syrup

The Hurricane

2 oz light rum
2 oz dark rum
2 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz orange juice
Juice of ½ lime
1 tbsp simple syrup
1 tbsp grenadine

Squeeze juice from ½ a lime into shaker over ice. Pour the remaining ingredients into the shaker. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.


Moscow Mule

1½ oz Smirnoff vodka
3 oz ginger beer
1 tsp simple syrup
¼ oz lime juice
1 sprig mint
1 slice lime

In your copper mug, pour vidka over ice. Add sugar syrup and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice.

Sangria

One bottle dry Spanish red wine
3 oz orange Curacao
1 oz lemon juice
3 oz white grape juice
3 oz orange juice
2 oz simple syrup
Fresh fruit garnish – orange, lemon and lime wheels, slices of melon
Club Soda

Place three each of the orange, lemon and lime wheels in the bottom of a large glass pitcher and muddle them together with the lemon juice, orange juice and simple syrup. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Top with club soda and serve over ice in a large stem wine glass. Garnish with fresh, seasonal fruit. Serves 6.


Scarlet O’Hara

1½ oz Southern Comfort
¼ oz lemon juice
¼ oz simple syrup
1½ oz cranberry juice

Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake well and serve over ice.


Sloe Gin Fizz

1 oz sloe gin
1½ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
Sparkling water

Add all ingredients, except water, to shaker with ice. Shake well and pour over ice. Add sparkling water. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Sours

1½ oz favorite liquor
¾ oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup

Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a cherry and slice of orange.



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Cocktail Recipes – Olive Brine

Dirty Vodka Martini

3 oz vodka
1 oz dry vermouth
½ oz olive brine

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with cracked ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with an olive, and serve.

Dirty Senorita

3 oz tequila
¾ oz olive brine

Pour ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with two jalapeno stuffed olives. Great with a salted rim.


Hot & Dirty

3 oz vodka
¾ oz olive brine
2 drops of Tabasco sauce

Pour ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with two jalapeno stuffed olives.

Mexican Martini

2 oz tequila
1 oz Cointreau
½ oz amaretto
1 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
Splash lime juice
Splash olive juice

Pour ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with two jalapeno stuffed olives. Great with a salted rim.

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Cocktail Recipes – Bitters

Manhattan

2 oz whiskey of choice
1 oz sweet vermouth
2 dashes of bitters

Pour ingredients into shaker over ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Sazerac

2 oz rye whiskey
¼ oz anise flavored liquor
½ oz simple syrup
2 dashes of Peychaud’s or Fee Brothers bitters
Splash water

Pour ingredients in a bucket glass over ice and garnish with a lemon twist.

Junior

2 tsp Benedictine
1½ oz rye whiskey
3 dashes bitters
2 tsp lime juice

Pour ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake well and strain over ice.

Trinidad Punch

4 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz lime or lemon juice
3 oz Trinidad rum

Put 4 tablespoons finely cracked ice into a mixing glass and add ingredients in order listed above. Mix thoroughly, strain, and divide into 2 drinks.

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Cocktail Recipes – Orgeat Syrup

Mai Tai

1 oz dark rum
1 oz light rum
1 oz Triple Sec
½ oz lime juice
½ oz grenadine
½ oz orgeat syrup
Pineapple
Cherry

Add ingredients to shaker. Shake well with ice and strain to an old fashioned or highball glass over ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry.

Blue Lagoon

3 oz pineapple juice
1 tsp orgeat syrup
½ oz Blue Curacao

Add all ingredients to shaker over ice. Shake well and strain over ice.

Scorpion

2 oz light rum
1 oz brandy
1½ oz lemon juice
2 oz orange juice
½ oz orgeat syrup

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend with a scoop of ice.

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Cocktail Recipes – Mint Bitters

Mint Collins

2 dashes mint bitters
½ whiskey sour mix
2 oz gin
Soda water

Add all ingredients, except soda water, to shaker over ice. Shake well with ice and strain over ice into a Collins glass. Add soda. Garnish with lemon slice and a cherry.

Mint Julep

2 dashes mint bitters
1 dash simple syrup
2 oz bourbon

Add all ingredients to shaker over ice. Shake well with ice and strain over ice into a Collins glass. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Mojito

½ oz lemon or lime juice
1 dash simple syrup
1 dash mint bitters
2 oz rum
Club soda

Stir all ingredients, except club soda, with ice in an 8 oz glass. Add club soda. Garnish with mint sprigs.

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Cocktail Recipes – Orange Bitters

Martini Cocktail

2 oz dry gin
1 oz dry vermouth
1 dash orange bitters

Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a No. 9 or 10 glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist or olive.

Champagne Cocktail

Champagne
1 oz Cognac
¼ oz Grand Marnier
1 dash orange bitters
1 tsp sugar

Put sugar in glass. Add orange bitters, Grand Marnier, and Cognac. Fill remainder of glass with champagne.

Tuxedo

2 oz vodka
1½ oz dry vermouth
½ oz maraschino liquor
3 dashes orange bitters

Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice. Mix well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Affinity

1 oz scotch
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 oz dry vermouth
3 dashes orange bitters

Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice. Mix well and strain over ice into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Cocktail Recipes – Orange Flower Water

Ramos Fizz

3 oz Plymouth Gin
4 oz milk
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz lime juice
2 oz simple syrup
1 egg white
1 dash orange flower water
Soda Water

Pour all ingredients, except soda water, into shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled highball glass. Top off with soda water.

New Orleans Fizz

6 oz Plymouth Gin
3 oz cream
6 oz lemon juice
1 egg white
2 dashes orange flower water
Soda water
Simple syrup

Pour all ingredients, except soda water and simple syrup, into shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled rocks glass. Top with soda water. Add simple syrup to taste.

Rainy Sunday Punch

1 oz Absolut Peach Vodka
1 oz Absolut Raspberry Vodka
3 oz raspberry soda
1 oz Elderflower Cordial
6 oz orange flower water
2 oz raspberries
2 oz strawberries

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend with crushed ice and pour into a sling glass over ice.

Chapala

9 oz tequila
3 oz lemon juice
3 parts orange juice
1 part grenadine
1 dash orange flower water
Orange wedge

Add ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake well and strain to a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with orange wedge.

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