Archive for the ‘Mixed Drinks’ Category

Sandy Collins = Tom Collins with Scotch instead of Gin.

2 oz. Scotch

1tsp. simple syrup

1 oz. lemon juice

Soda water

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

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Pedro Collins = Tom Collins with Light Rum instead of Gin.

2 oz. light rum

1tsp. simple syrup

1 oz. lemon juice

Soda water

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

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John Collins = Tom Collins with Bourbon instead of Gin.

2 oz. bourbon

1tsp. simple syrup

1 oz. lemon juice

Soda water

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

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Tom Collins

Posted: November 7, 2010 in Gin
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Tom Collins = Classic. Enough said.

2 oz. gin

1tsp. simple syrup

1 oz. lemon juice

Soda water

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

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Stinger

Posted: November 7, 2010 in Cognac & Brandy
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Be sure to use white (clear) creme de menthe here. Using green creme de menthe will produce the same taste, however, the visual aesthetics with not be as attractive.

2 oz. brandy

3/4 oz. white creme de menthe

Mix ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. This wonderful dessert drink can be served on the rocks in an old fashioned glass.

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Sidecar

Posted: November 5, 2010 in Cognac & Brandy
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Created during World War I, the Sidecar was first made in Paris, France and became an instant classic that is still highly popular today.

1.5 oz. Cognac

3/4 oz. Cointreau

Juice of 1/4 lemon

Mix ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, strain and garnish with an orange twist.

* Some bartenders will actually serve this drink with a sugared rim.

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Screwdriver

Posted: November 5, 2010 in Vodka
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A great early afternoon brunch drink or a perfect refresher any time of the day, The Screwdriver is a classic best served with fresh squeezed orange juice.

2 oz. Vodka

Freshly squeezed orange juice

Pour vodka into an iced Collins or highball glass. Fill glass with orange juice and garnish with an orange wheel.

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The vast majority of Scotch lovers prefer this drink with a Blended Scotch, however, there is also a growing contingency that prefer their Rusty Nails with Single Malt Scotch. Whatever your preference, the Rusty Nail packs a lot of punch as Drambuie is a high proof liqueur (80 Proof). Add that to your favorite Scotch, and we suggest you place a sign on your forehead that states, “I am highly flammable.”

1.5 oz. Scotch

1 oz. Drambuie

Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lemon twist.

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Rob Roy

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Scotch
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The Rob Roy is the Scotch version of the Manhattan. It was named after the Scottish version of Robin Hood, Robert MacGregor.

1.5 oz. Scotch

3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth

Dash of bitters

Can be served over ice in a rocks glass or shaken with ice and strained into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with Maraschino cherry.

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Pink Gin

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Gin
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Created by the Royal Navy in the 19th Century as a medicinal tonic, Pink Gin is considered to be better when made with Plymouth Gin, which is sweeter than London Dry Gin.

2 oz. Gin

Dash of bitters

Swirl a dash of bitters inside a chilled cocktail glass until the inside of the glass is completely coated. Pour gin into cocktail shaker and stir well. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

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