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 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 Gibson cocktail has the same similarity of the popular mixed drink, Martini, except for the garnish. Gibson is made of gin, vermouth, and garnished with pickled onion. Read more
The Bronx cocktail was listed in “The World’s 10 Most Famoust Cocktails in 1934.” It ranked number 3 among the list, behind Martini and Manhattan. This cocktail is a variation of the Martini with orange juice added into its ingredients. Read more
Corpse Reviver # 2 is the most popular drink of the corpse reviver family. This is because this cocktail is made of up equal parts of gin, triple sec, Lillet Blanc, lemon juice and a dash of absinthe. Corpse Revivers got its name because they are popularly known as the ‘hair of the dog’ Read more
In 1920, the owner of Harry’s New York Bar, Harry MacElhone, created The Monkey Gland in Paris, France. It is a cocktail of gin, orange juice, grenadine and absinthe named after the surgical grafting of the monkey testicle which according to D. Serge Vonoroff could promote longevity. Read more
“Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel” is one of the famous line of James Bond in Casino Royale. Eventually, this cocktail was called Vesper, Read more
The French 75, also known as “75 Cocktail” or “Soixante Quinze” in French, was created by Harry MacElhone of Harry’s New York Bar in 1915. It was said that this mixed cocktail has a powerful kick that it felt that you’ve been shelled by the powerful French 75mm artillery gun, thus its name. This drink was later on popularized at the Stork Club in America.
This cocktail was first recorded in 1930 by The Savoy Cocktail book with gin as its primary ingredient. Read more
Inverted Traffic Light
Inverted Traffic Light is a three-three layered drink, composed of blue, yellow and red colors of the traffic light. Continue reading