Paradise Cocktail is an aperitif (pre-dinner) drink. It is one of the classic cocktails, and a nice accompaniment on summer evening dinners. This drink was invented by Harry Craddock in 1930 and was featured in his book, The Savoy Cocktail Book.
In order to make this cocktail, you need gin, Read more
The Modernista, also known as the Modern Maid Cocktail, is a scotch/absinthe cocktail. This beverage is not for the faint hearted since it is challenging to make due the fact that Swedish Punsch is a hard to find ingredient. Nevertheless, you can use any rum-flavored liqueur to take place of the Swedish Punsch. Aside from that, any cocktail with a Scotch base is difficult to mix with other ingredients unless you know what you are doing. Read more
According to Trevor Kallies, one of Vancouver’s beer cocktail evangelist and a winner of France’s Annual Craft of Cointreau bartending competition, “the beer cocktail has been around for a while but it is growing and growing really fast.” Read more
Rob Roy cocktail is an IBA Official Cocktail made up of whisky and vermouth. It was created by a bartender at Waldorf Hotel in New York City during the introduction of the Dewar’s Scotch Whisky in the United States.
This mixed drink has similar qualities of a Manhattan cocktail except that the Rob Roy uses vermouth instead of rye. This drink also has sweet, dry and perfect version. The standard version of Rob Roy is made of sweet vermouth, thus there is no need to indicate if you need a sweet Rob Roy; Read more
The Negroni cocktail is an International Bartenders Association (IBA) Official Cocktail, and it is an aperitif drink – a drink served before a meal to stimulate the appetite. This cocktail is made up of gin, vermouth and bitters. This cocktail was reportedly invented in 1919 at Florence, Italy by Count Camillo Negroni when he asked the bartender to strengthen his usual cocktail (Americano cocktail) by replacing soda with gin.
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While I was looking for new cocktail recipes, I stumbled upon Jamie’s St. Germain Cocktails site. What caught my attention was the Winchester, a gin cocktail created by Brian Miller of Death & Co. in New York. It has the almost the same Gin Zombie cocktail ingredients – three (3) base spirits, various juices and spicy syrups, except that it uses gin instead of the typical rum.
Another thing to consider when mixing this cocktail is the use of ginger to add spiciness in the syrup. As Jamie pointed out, Read more
The Godmother cocktail is a mixed drink made up of Amaretto liqueur and vodka. It is a variation of its counterpart, Godfather, which uses Scotch to mix with the Amaretto. Read more
The Dry Manhattan cocktail is a variation of the classic drink Manhattan. It uses dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth and uses a twist as its garnish. This drink was popularized by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. Read more
The Margarita cocktail is a mixed drink made up primarily by tequila with flavored liqueur and lime or lemon juice. It is served shaken with ice, on the rocks, frozen (blended with ice) or straight up (without ice) in a salt-rimmed glass. As an IBA Official Cocktail, the standard mix of this drink is 7:4:3 – 50% tequila, 29% Cointreau and 21% lime or lemon juice. Read more
French connection is a very popular after-dinner cocktail. This mixed drink is made up of equal parts of Cognac and Amaretto liqueur. It is one of the IBA‘s Official Cocktail. Read more