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
The Japanese Slipper is an International Bartenders Association Official Cocktail. It is made up of Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice. Jean-Paul Bourguignon of Joe Allen Bar and Restaurant created this cocktail in 1984 in Paris. Read more
Pisco Sour cocktail is a mixed drink usually made with Lisbon and Eureka lemons. However, with the availability of Pisco bitters, this cocktail along with the Mojito and Caipirinha have become increasingly popular in the United States.
The origin of pisco sour is still being debated as both Chile and Peru claimed it. In Chile, their variations includes the use of spicy green chili (Aji Sour), 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
Jack Rose is classic cocktail popular made with applejack, grenadine and lime or lemon juice. It became popular in 1920s and 1930s and it appeared in one of Ernest Hemingway’s, The Sun Also Rises.
The Jack Rose is also listed in David A. Embury’s The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks as one of the six basic drinks. 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