Top 10 Classic Cocktails with Recipes

There are just some cocktails that you need to know.  Any bartender will tell you there are a million different drinks out there, but the tried and true cocktails they serve over and over fall in this list.  We wanted to give you a good head start in your own quest for knowing how to make these, and who knows, maybe you will try something you’ve never had before and love it.  We hope you enjoy! Cheers :)

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1-The Gimlet

Ingredients
2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
Cucumber wheel or lime wedge, for garnish

Directions
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Stir vigorously with a long cocktail spoon until very cold.

Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass, or strain over a rocks glass filled with ice, depending on preference. Garnish with the cucumber wheel and serve immediately.

Source Food Network

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2-The Alexander

Ingredients

1 oz gin
1 oz white creme de cacao
1 oz light cream
nutmeg

Directions

Shake all ingredients (except nutmeg) with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top and serve.

Source Drinks Mixer

uvvodka.com

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3-Martini

Ingredients
Dry Vermouth
2 ounces vodka, chilled

Directions
Pour a little bit of dry vermouth in a chilled martini glass and swirl to

coat the inside of the glass. Dispose of excess vermouth. In a shaker full of ice,

gently swirl or stir the vodka before straining into glass.

Serving suggestion: Garnish with olives or lemon twist and add rocks if you like

Source Food Network

freecookingtips.com

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4-Tom Collins

Ingredients

2 oz gin
1 oz lemon juice
1 tsp superfine sugar
3 oz club soda
1 maraschino cherry
1 slice orange

Directions

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, lemon juice, and sugar. Shake well. Strain into a collins glass almost filled with ice cubes. Add the club soda. Stir and garnish with the cherry and the orange slice.

Source Drinks Mixer

seriouseats.com

seriouseats.com

5-Cuba Libre

Ingredients

2 ounces dark or anejo rum
1 lime
Coca-Cola, or other cola
Procedures

Directions

Squeeze a lime into a Collins or highball glass.

(Optional) Drop half the spent lime shell into the glass and muddle the oils into the lime juice.

Add ice and rum. Top with cola and stir briefly.

Source Serious Eats

whatscookingamerica.net

whatscookingamerica.net

6-Tom And Jerry

Ingredients:

6 eggs, separated and room temperature*
2 1/4 cups superfine sugar, divided**
Salt to taste (just a small pinch)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup powdered milk
Boiling water
Rum, brandy, or whiskey (your choice)
Nutmeg

* I know that they say you shouldn’t use raw eggs anymore! We do and have for many, many years. Just be sure and purchase very fresh or pasteurized eggs to use for this wonderful drink.

** If you can’t find superfine sugar (also called Baker’s sugar), use regular granulated sugar. I like to use the superfine sugar because it dissolves easier.
Preparation:

We usually triple (3 times) the recipe for our family.

mixing Tom and Jerry batterIn a small bowl, beat egg yolks until thick; set aside.

In a large bowl of your electric mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Using a spatula, fold 1/2 cup superfine or granulated sugar slowly into the prepared egg whites.

Using your rubber spatula, fold the beaten egg yolks into the egg whites with the sugar.

Add the remaining 1 3/4 cups superfine or granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla extract.

Still using your rubber spatula, slowly and gradually fold in the powdered milk.

Store, covered, in the refrigerator, and use as needed. Will keep up to one (1) week in the refrigerator. Mixture will probably separate in the refrigerator. No problem – just stir and use. The drink will still turn out frothy and delicious.

Source Whats Cooking America

food.com

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7-Tequila Sunrise

INGREDIENTS

2 ounces tequila
4 ounces orange juice
3⁄4 ounce grenadine

DIRECTIONS

Place ice cubes in a glass.
Pour in tequila and orange juice.
Slowly pour in grenadine and allow it to settle at the bottom of the glass before serving.
Do not stir.
Serve.

Source Food.com

liquor.com

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8-Old Fashioned

Ingredients

2 oz bourbon whiskey
2 dashes Angostura® bitters
1 splash water
1 tsp sugar
1 maraschino cherry
1 orange wedge

Directions

Mix sugar, water and angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a cherry and an orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir.

Source Drinks Mixer

esquire.com

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9-The Manhattan

Ingredients
2 ounces whiskey — rye whisky
1 ounce vermouth — Italian vermouth
2 dashes Bitters — Angostura bitters
Cocktail glass

Directions
Stir the rye,* vermouth and bitters well with cracked ice. (Some prefer to shake their Manhattans. There’s nothing wrong with that, really, at least no more than putting ketchup on a hot-dog is wrong or mayonnaise on a corned beef sandwich. If you like your Manhattan cloudy and topped with an algae-like foam, shake away. It won’t taste any worse, anyway, although it’ll feel thinner on the tongue.) Strain into in a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with twist or, of course, maraschino cherry (which is subject to the same challenge re: purity as adding an olive to a martini).

Source Esquire

thedrinkchef.com

thedrinkchef.com

10-Rob Roy

Ingredients

2 oz Scotch whisky
.75 oz Sweet vermouth
3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Garnish:1 Cherry
Glass:Cocktail

Directions

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.

Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a cherry.

Source Liquor

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