Archive for the ‘Mixed Drinks’ Category

The Alabama Slammer is a great liqueur based drink that can be enjoyed anytime.

1 oz. Southern Comfort

1 oz. Amaretto

1/2 oz. Sloe gin

Dash of fresh lemon juice

Add ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake well and strain into iced old fashioned glass. Garnish with a cherry or lemon wedge.

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Looking for the perfect dessert cocktail? The Chocolate Martini is just that. Avoid premixed Chocolate Martini mixes and perfect your own cocktail, with as much sweetness or bite as you like.

1.5 oz. Vodka

1/2 oz. Dark chocolate liqueur

1/2 oz. White chocolate liqueur

Add ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously approximately 20-30 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with chocolate shavings.

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To create an Extra Dry Martini, use less Vermouth than the Dry Martini.

1.5 oz. Gin

1/4 oz. Dry vermouth

Add gin and vermouth to chilled mixing glass. Stir until ingredients are ice cold, approximately 30-45 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon or an olive.

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To create a Dry Martini, just use less Vermouth.

1.5 oz. Gin

1/3 oz. Dry vermouth

Add gin and vermouth to chilled mixing glass. Stir until ingredients are ice cold, approximately 30-45 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon or an olive.

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Classic Martini

Posted: November 8, 2010 in Gin
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The Classic Martini is just Gin and Vermouth. There are several variations in which a Classic Martini is made with Vodka and shaken instead of stirred. Whatever your preference, every bartender and cocktail connoisseur should know this drink.

1.5 oz. Gin

1/2 oz. Dry vermouth

Add gin and vermouth to chilled mixing glass. Stir until ingredients are ice cold, approximately 30-45 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon or an olive.

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Sloe Gin Fizz

Posted: November 7, 2010 in Liqueur
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We joke and call this classic a Sloe Gin Collins because that’s basically what it is, a Tom Collins made with Sloe Gin.

2 oz. Sloe Gin

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. simple syrup

Soda water

Mix the first three ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well, strain into iced highball glass. Fill glass with sada water and garnish with a lemon slice.

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The Singapore Sling was created by Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel. There are several recipes for this drink that have been adapted from the original, so do not be surprised if you see some that call for pineapple juice, powdered sugar, etc.

1.5 oz. gin

1/2 oz. cherry brandy

Few drops of Benedictine

1 oz. fresh lemon juice

Soda water

Mix ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into iced highball. Fill the glass with soda water and garnish with a lemon slice.

* Some recipes call for a Maraschino cherry garnish and floating the cherry brandy instead of mixing it.

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Definitely avoid premixed sour mixes here. Fresh lemon juice and simple syrup will make the most of this classic. The Whiskey sour is perhaps the most popular cocktail in the sour family of drinks.

2 oz. blended or rye whiskey

1/2 oz. simple syrup

1 oz. fresh lemon juice

Place all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour into iced rocks glass. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

* Can also be served up (no ice) in a chilled cocktail glass.

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Cranberry Collins. This variation of the Tom Collins calls for cranberry juice instead of simple syrup, and lime juice instead of lemon.

1.5 oz gin

1/2 oz. cranberry juice

1 oz. fresh lime juice

Club soda

Add ingredients into iced highball glass. Fill glass with club soda, stir and garnish with lime wedge.

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Vodka Collins = Tom Collins with Vodka instead of Gin.

2 oz. vodka

1tsp. simple syrup

1 oz. lemon juice

Soda water

Add simple syrup and lemon juice into iced highball glass. Add vodka and fill with soda water. Stir and garnish with lemon wedge and Maraschino cherry.

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