Drinks Recipes: Classic Cocktails

Drinks Recipes: Classic Cocktails

Cocktails are one of the most choice of drinks that is had at many an evening out with friends at a lounge bar or club. While there are many different types of liqueurs that can be used while making cocktails, there are also many different style of mixing these drinks together by making use of a mixer or shaker.

Different liqueurs such as gin, vodka, whisky, tequila, rum are used while making different cocktails in different proportions. These drinks are made using different types of ice; it may be in the form of cubes, cracked ice, shaved form, block ice, ice ball or even crushed ice. These drinks are often garnished using lime wedges but different drinks may be garnished using celery sticks, olives, etc.

Although there are many different types of which can be made; some of the popular liqueurs most commonly used include vodka, rum and triple sec. While mixologist’s and bartenders continue to create new cocktails, using different drinks recipes there are also those which are known to stand out as classics that have been favourites throughout time.

Some of these classic cocktail recipes include:

1) Dry Martini: A timeless, classic cocktail the dry martini is made using very few ingredients. Add 2.5 oz. Beefeater Gin to .5 oz. dry vermouth in a mixer. Shake it up for fifteen seconds. Strain the mixture into a chilled tall martini glass, over crushed ice. Garnish the glass with a lemon twist

2) Margarita: A refreshing drink which can be made in various different manners one of the easiest ways to make included three basic ingredients. It can be made by mixing 1 ½ ounces tequila with ½ triple sec and 1 ounce fresh lime juice into a cocktail mixer. Shake the mixture up well for 15 seconds. Pour it over crushed ice in a chilled margarita glass over ice cubes. The glass can be garnished using a lime wedge.

3) Brandy Cocktail: Making a great cocktail base, a brandy cocktail is very simple to make. Mix 2 oz. brandy, ¼ tsp. of sugar syrup and 2 dashes of bitters in a cocktail mixer. Shake up the mixture. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and add a lemon twist as garnish.

4) Daiquiri: Having many different variations such as Daiquiri Floridita, Hemingway Daiquiri – or Papa Doble, Banana Daiquiri and Strawberry Daiquiri; this drink is easy to make using a combination of a few ingredients. Citrus (usually lime juice), rum and any form of sweetener this drink can be made within a few minutes. The traditional method of making it is very easy. Add 45 ml of white rum, 25 ml of lime juice and 15 ml of simple syrup into a mixer. Shake it up. Strain and then pour the mixture over crushed ice or without ice.

5) New Orleans Fizz: A drink which is made using a combination of lemon juice, gin, egg white, orange flower water, sugar, soda water, lime juice and cream this drink is usually served in a large, tall glass which is known as the Zombie glass. This drink is known for its defining features such as the fizz which is an acidic juice; either lime or lemon juice and carbonated water.

Megha Agarwal is a student in hotel management. She is trained in mixology and often shares cocktail drinks recipes in his blogs.