Top Five Old-School Cocktail Recipes
There are as many different kinds of cocktails as there are kinds of people who like to drink, but a few select cocktails have withstood the test of time and remained popular across generations of mixology enthusiasts. Whether you're a bar novice or a bartending school graduate, these five classic drinks recipes are sure to impress anyone, from grandpa to your girlfriend.
1) The Manhattan
The Manhattan was made popular in the early twentieth century by banking tycoon J.P. Morgan, who found this clean-tasting whisky-based drink the perfect refreshment to compliment the building of a financial empire. You don't have to be a millionaire to make it, but you might feel like one drinking it.
--1 Dash Bitters
--3/4 Oz. Italian Vermouth
--1.5 Oz. Bourbon Whisky
Stir well with cracked ice and strain into a 3 Oz. cocktail glass. Serve with a cherry.
2) The Old Fashioned
This is another surprisingly delicious granddad drink. The bright fruit flavors along with the strong flavor of bourbon let you order a drink that's not only delicious, but also masculine.
--1/2 Lump of Sugar
--2 Dashes Bitters, add enough water to cover sugar and muddle well.
--1 Cube of Ice
--2 Oz. Bourbon Whisky
Stir well. Add twist of lemon rind and drop in glass. Decorate with slice of orange, lemon, and a cherry. Serve with a stirring stick.
3) The Classic Martini
Everyone who's ever seen a movie with drinks being served knows this one; try this classically portioned Martini recipe to party like James Bond-- when Sean Connery was still James Bond.
--1 Dash Orange Bitters
--1/2 Oz. French Vermouth
--1/2 Oz. Italian Vermouth
--1 1/2 oz. Dry Gin
Stir well with cracked ice and strain into a 3 Oz. cocktail glass. Serve with an olive.
4) Bacardi Cocktail
Bacardi's been one of the most influential and popular rum choices for decades-- why not go back to its roots with this cocktail recipe from 1953?
--1 1/2 Oz. Bacardi Rum
--Squeeze one half of lime.
--1/2 Teaspoon Grenadine
Stir well with cracked ice and strain into a 3 Oz. Cocktail glass. Serve with an olive.
5) The Bloody Mary
The Bloody Mary's been a brunch and early afternoon favorite for generations-- it's delicious, strong, and refreshing. It's good to have at least one daytime drink recipe under your belt in addition to all the evening classics, why not have that drink be the Bloody Mary?
--1 1/2 Oz. Vodka
--1 1/2 Oz. Tomato Juice
--1 Dash Lemon Juice
Serve in a highball glass with a cube of ice.
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