A Bronx cocktail generally consists of:
1 oz vermouth
1 oz gin
Juice of 1/4 orange
1 slice orange
Shake all ingredients (except orange slice) with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Add the orange slice and serve.
For a dry Bronx cocktail, use dry vermouth; for a Bronx golden cocktail, use half dry and half sweet, and add an egg yolk.
The Bronx was supposedly invented by Johnnie Solon of the Waldorf-Astoria bar in Manhattan.
The Aviation is a cocktail made of
2 ounces gin
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce maraschino liqueur
Shake or stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Serve with a cherry.
Maraschino liqueur is hard to find in the United States , and many bars do not stock it. Common brands of maraschino are Maraska, Luxardo and Stock. Other cherry-flavored liqueurs or the syrup from maraschino cherries should not be substituted, as they are much sweeter and have a very different taste.
Vodka may be substituted for gin.
French 75 is a cocktail made from champagne and gin. It was first made, in spite of it's name, by American army officers during World War I. They named it after the French-made 75mm cannon.
The basic method is add to ice, gin, lemon juice, and sugar syrup in a boston glass. Shake and drain into champagne flute and top with champagne. However, if bourbon whiskey is substituted for the gin, it becomes a French 95, and if cognac is substituted for gin, it becomes a French 125.
1 ounces gin
1/4 ounce lemon juice
1/8 ounce simple syrup
5 ounces chilled champagne
Shake gin, lemon juice, and syrup with ice. Strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne.
The Gimlet is a cocktail typically made of
3 ounces gin
1/2 ounce bottled sweetened lime juice (such as Rose's)
Stir well with ice, strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a lime wedge.
A 1928 description of the drink was: "gin, a spot of lime, and soda" (D. B. Wesson, I'll never be Cured III). A 1953 description was: "a real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's Lime Juice and nothing else" (R. Chandler, Long Good-Bye).
For the Vodka Gimlet, replace gin with vodka. As of the 1990s, maybe earlier, bartenders often answer requests for the gimlet with a vodka gimlet. Vodka gimlets were popularized by renowned proposition gambler and raconteur " Hong Kong " Freddie Wong, whose spirit of choice is quadruple-filtered Belvedere.
Surgeon Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Desmond Gimlette (1857-1943) served in the Royal Navy when cocktails started to become popular. A naval medical officer would certainly have had access to gin and lime juice. However, neither his obituary notice in The Times of October 6, 1943 , nor his entry in Who Was Who, 1941-1950, mentions any inventiveness with regard to cocktails.
Gin and Tonic
Gin and tonicThe gin and tonic is a cocktail made with gin and tonic water, usually garnished with a slice of lime (or, more rarely, lemon) and served over ice.
The proportions of gin and tonic water vary. The typical recipe is for equal amounts (a 1:1 ratio), however it is often made far weaker as a casual drink; typically 1 part gin to 3 parts tonic.
This cocktail was introduced by the British in India . Tonic water contains quinine, which was used to prevent malaria. Because the tonic water consumed to prevent malaria in the 19th century was extremely bitter, gin was added to make it more palatable. Although there is less medical use today for the consumption of tonic water, the gin and tonic remains a popular drink. Note that tonic water available today contains less quinine and is consequently less bitter (and usually sweetened). Because of this connection to warmer climates and its refreshing nature, this cocktail is more popular during the warmer months.
The gin and tonic has gained a central place in cultural and literary life, appearing as a bit part in numerous novels. One such example is in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, where it is stated that each race in the galaxy has developed a drink that is pronounced the same, but spelled differently (such as jynantonnyx). The reason for this is one of the great mysteries of the universe (granted, the versions from two different planets taste nothing like each other at all). It was also the preferred drink of Mrs. Slocombe (played by Mollie Sugden) off of Are You Being Served? as she couldn't bear neat gin.
Ingredients: 2 oz Gin, Juice of 1/2 Lemon, 1 tsp Powdered sugar, Carbonated water. Mixing instructions: Shake gin, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a highball glass over two ice cubes. Fill with carbonated water, stir, and serve.
Ingredients: 2 1/2 oz Gin, 1 1/2 oz Lemon juice, 1 tsp superfine Sugar, 4 oz Club soda, 1/2 oz Creme de cassis. Mixing instructions: 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 well. Drop the cassis into the center of the drink.
Silver Gin Fizz
Ingredients: Juice of 1/2 lemon Juice of 1/2 lime (optional) 1 tbspn powdered sugar (or less, to taste) 1 egg white 2 oz gin Chilled soda water Shake juice, sugar, egg and gin with ice. Then shake it some more. Once you are warn out, strain into a Fizz or Highball glass (don't put any ice in the glass). Top the frothy mix with a few ounces of cold soda water.
Trader Vic's Rum Fizz
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz light rum 1 oz lemon juice 2 teaspoons sugar 1 egg 1/2 oz chilled cream soda Grated orange rind Shake juice, sugar, egg and rum with ice. Strain and top with cream soda. Polish off with grated orange rind.
A Golden Fizz is made with egg yolk instead of egg white. A Royal Fizz uses both. Give the drink its fizz with champagne instead of soda water and you've got a Diamond Fizz. And although the most popular Fizzes were anchored with gin, most any spirit can be worked into the routine.
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The Gin Rickey is a cocktail typically made of
1-1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
5 ounces soda water
Mix all ingredients in a highball glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
The rickey is said to take its name from "Colonel Joe" Rickey, a lobbyist in the late 19th century who regularly drank with members of the U.S. Congress.
Green Dragon is an alcoholic beverage made from cannabis leaves. It is made by soaking cannabis leaves in 96% ethanol (although spirits such as vodka, also known as Potka, may be used instead). The active ingredients of the cannabis leaves, cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol, will then be absorbed into the alcohol. It is generally left standing for several weeks, at the end of which the ethanol solution is separated from the cannabis leaves, which will by then be a green colour (hence the name 'Green Dragon'). The rate of absorption can be increased by heating and stirring the ethanol as the leaves soak in it.
The manufacture, sale, possession and consumption of Green Dragon is in most places illegal.
There is also a cocktail known as 'Green Dragon', made from kummel, green Creme de Menthe and gin. Unlike the abovementioned Green Dragon, this one is legal in most places.
The Green Dragon is also a popular name for public houses in England and Wales . Examples can be found in the town of Bungay situated in the Waveney valley in East Anglia , England , in Cheshunt , and in the village of Brook situated near to Lyndhurst in the New Forest .
The Green Dragon is also the name of the public house in the The Lord of the Rings.
The Hanky-Panky cocktail was the brainchild of a Ada Coleman. Her benefactor, Rupert D'Oyly Carte, a member of the D'Oyly Carte family that first produced Gilbert and Sullivan operas in London, and the family that built the Savoy Hotel. When Rupert became chairman of the Savoy in 1903, Ada was given a position at the hotel's American Bar, where she eventually became the head bartender and made cocktails for the likes of Mark Twain, the Prince of Wales, Prince Wilhelm of Sweden, and Sir Charles Hawtrey.
Charles Hawtrey was the man for whom "Coley", as Ada Coleman was affectionately called, created the Hanky-Panky cocktail. He was an Victorian and Edwardian actor who mentored Noel Coward.
Coley herself told the story behind the creation of the Hanky-Panky to England 's The People newspaper in 1925:
The late Charles Hawtrey ... was one of the best judges of cocktails that I knew. Some years ago, when he was overworking, he used to come into the bar and say, 'Coley, I am tired. Give me something with a bit of punch in it.' It was for him that I spent hours experimenting until I had invented a new cocktail. The next time he came in, I told him I had a new drink for him. He sipped it, and, draining the glass, he said, 'By Jove! That is the real hanky-panky!' And Hanky-Panky it has been called ever since.
The Hanky-Panky is a variation on the sweet martini, inasmuch as it calls for gin and sweet vermouth, but Coley's secret ingredient was Fernet Branca, a bitter Italian digestivo. By adding just a couple of dashes of this herbal elixir, she transformed the drink into a masterpiece.
1-1/2 ounces gin.
1-1/2 ounces sweet vermouth.
2 dashes Fernet Branca.
Method: Pour all the ingredients into a martini glass half full of ice cubes. Stir well to combine and chill. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
A Lady Finger drink is made as follows:
1 oz gin
1 oz kirschwasser
1/2 oz cherry brandy
1 oz lemon juice
1/2 tsp superfine sugar
Shake all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Long Island Iced Tea
Long Island Iced TeaA Long Island Iced Tea is a cocktail made with, among other ingredients, vodka, gin, tequilla and rum. A popular variation mixes equal parts vodka, gin, rum, tequilla and triple sec with 1 1/2 parts sour mix with a splash of Coca-Cola, Pepsi, or a similar soda. Close variants often replace the sour mix with sweet and sour mix or with lemon juice, and the cola with actual iced tea.
Some claim that the drink, like most cocktails, was invented during the Prohibition era, as a way of taking the appearance of a non-alcoholic drink (iced tea). The drink also shares a similar taste to tea. This has led to its frequent use in fiction as a method to get a teetotaler drunk.
However, stronger evidence suggests that the Long Island Iced Tea was in fact invented in the late 1970s by Chris Bendicksen, a bartender at the Oak Beach Inn , North (OBI, North) nightclub in Smithtown on Long Island . Other places also try to take credit as well, including Finnegan's Bar in Huntington.
The drink has a much higher alcohol concentration (~28%) than most cocktails because of the small amount of mixer. Because of strict liquor laws in Utah, the cocktail must be served in five shot glasses with the soda, sour and ice in a separate glass, or a single glass with a single shot of alcohol with the 'flavors' of the other liquors.
This American cocktail is however altered in other countries, due to the minimal use of sour mix. Long Island Iced Tea served outside the States are often made of liquors and cola alone(without sour mix).
Variations of this drink include:
Adios Motherfucker Alaskan Iced Tea
- Baptist Redemption - a Long Island Iced Tea without Coke.
- Beverly Hills Iced Tea - made with Champagne instead of Coke.
- California Iced Tea - made with Lemonade and Blue Curacao instead of Coke.
- Walk Me Down- Made with Blue Curacao instead of Coke and mixed with ice in a blender, giving an almost margarita impression.
- Electric Iced Tea
- Long Beach Iced Tea - made with Cranberry Juice instead of sours mix, without Coke.
- Texas Tea - a Long Island Iced Tea with the addition of Bourbo
Marge Simpson, in an episode of The Simpsons, once quipped, "I'd like to visit that Long Island place, if only it were real." after having several servings of a Long Island Iced Tea.
In the movie Cruel Intentions, the innocent girl Cecile Caldwell is drinking what she thinks is regular iced tea, and says: "This doesn't taste like iced tea". The quick reply she gets is: "It's from Long Island ".
Maiden's PrayerMaiden's Prayer is a cocktail, a popular variant being made of
1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz lemon juice
Shake the ingredients with ice, and then strain into a cocktail glass.
The Mickey Slim was a drink with a short-lived popularity in the United States in the 1950s. It was made with gin to which was added a pinch of DDT (also known as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), an insecticide that would later be banned in most countries. Users of this concoction claimed that its effects were similar to absinthe.
The montgomery cocktail is a very strong variant of the classic martini. It is made by mixing fifteen parts dry gin with one part extra dry vermouth, and shaking with ice over a cocktail shaker. It is named after the odds field marshall Bernard Montgomery supposedly preferred on the battlefield; fifteen of his men to every one of the enemies.
The Naga is a cocktail.
1 part gin
1 part blue curacao
1 part Creme de Cacao (Dark)
1 part lime cordial
Mix the ingredients into a whisky glass and top with ice.
The Negroni is a cocktail made of:
1 part gin
1 part Campari
1 part sweet vermouth
Shake the ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon. Common substitutes include vodka for the gin, dry vermouth for the sweet, or a twist of orange instead of lemon.
According to the most popular origin story, the Negroni was invented in Florence , Italy in the early 1920s. It was named for Count Camillo Negroni, the man who invented it by asking a bartender to add gin to the Americano, his favorite drink. However, the word Negroni doesn't appear in English cocktail guides before 1947, so the drink's true origins are uncertain.
The Negroni is an apéritif, or pre-dinner cocktail, intended to stimulate the drinker's appetite.
There is also a variant, popular in Italy , named Negroni sbagliato (wrong Negroni), where the gin is substituted with spumante brut.
Pink Gin is a cocktail made fashionable in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century, consisting of jenever and a dash of 'pink' (Angostura bitters, a dark red extract of gentian and spices, known from the 1820s at Angostura in Venezuela but now made in Trinidad and Tobago).
Splash a tall glass with three or four dashes of Angostura bitters. Move the glass around to coat the sides with bitters. Pour off excess. Pour a couple measures of gin in the glass, add water as desired and serve.
Pink gin is a typically English way of enjoying gin. It was made popular worldwide by members of the Royal Navy.
Imports to Australia of pre mixed pink gin has soared in past decades due to the overwhelming demand in fine spirits.
A salty dog is a cocktail of vodka or gin and grapefruit juice, served in a glass with a salted rim. The salt is the only difference between a Salty Dog and a Greyhound. Salty Dogs are also featured in the game Kingdom of Loathing where it is made by mixing a grapefruit and gin, which can later be combined with brine to make an especially salty dog.
Satan's WhiskersA Satan's Whiskers is a more florid variation of the Bronx cocktail.
The Singapore Sling is a cocktail that was invented by Mr. Ngiam Tong Boon for the Raffles Hotel in Singapore sometime between 1910 and 1915. At one point the recipe fell into disuse and was actually forgotten by the bar staff. The recipe currently used by the hotel (and repeated below) was the result of recreating the original recipe based on the memories of former bartenders and some written notes that they were able to discover.
The original recipe is rarely used outside the Raffles Hotel. In most other establishments around the world, even in Singapore , a simpler recipe, featuring club soda, is used. It is essentially a Tom Collins with a float of cherry brandy on top, and sometimes includes some grenadine. Club soda is not used in the Raffles Hotel recipe.
Raffles Hotel recipe
1 1/2 US fluid ounce (45 ml) gin
1/2 US fluid ounce (15 ml) Cherry Heering liqueur
1/4 US fluid ounce (8 ml) Cointreau
1/4 US fluid ounce (8 ml) Benedictine
4 US fluid ounces pineapple juice
1/2 US fluid ounce (15 ml) lime juice
1/3 US fluid ounce (10 ml) grenadine
dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice. Strain into an ice filled Collins glass. Garnish with cherry and slice of pineapple.
Common recipe used in other establishments
1 1/2 US fluid ounce (45 ml) gin
1 US fluid ounce (30 ml) lemon juice or sour mix
1 US fluid ounce (30 ml) cherry brandy
(optional) 1/2 US fluid ounce (15 ml) grenadine
Pour gin and lemon juice (or sour mix) into an ice filled Collins glass. Top up with club soda. Add optional grenadine if desired. Float cherry brandy on top. Garnish with cherry and slice of orange.
Sloe Gin Fizz
A Sloe Gin Fizz is a cocktail. It consists of:
1 part sloe gin
1 part gin
.75 part fresh lemon juice
1 part simple syrup
3 - 4 parts soda water
The drink is notable for being referenced in the 2004 song " Portland , Oregon " by Loretta Lynn and Jack White.
A Swank Motel is a cocktail or mixed spirit. It is made with one shot of Triple Sec, a shot of Gin, and Tonic. The usual garnish is a maraschino cherry. Limes are said to bring out the Gin taste too strongly, and are generally avoided.
T N T
A TNT is a common slang name for a Tanqueray and tonic, a gin and tonic with a specific choice of gin. This cocktail is otherwise identical, but serves as an illustration of effective marketing and brand penetration of Tanqueray, a very popular gin. In a bar, this is usually served on the rocks with a lemon (occasionally a lime) for garnish.
Tom Collins is also the name of a character in the rock musical Rent and its motion picture adaptation.
The Tom Collins is a cocktail and a variation on a Gin Sour. It is made of:
splash of soda
Stir gin with lemon, sugar and ice. Pour into a Collins glass and top with soda. Garnish with an orange slice, lemon slice, or cocktail cherry. Garnishes vary by region.
Nowadays, commercial "sweet and sour" is often used as a replacement for the sugar and lemon juice.
Various versions replace the gin and rename the drink:
Brandy Collins (Brandy)
- Jack Collins (Applejack)
- John Collins (Bourbon)
- Mike Collins (Irish whiskey)
- Pedro Collins (Rum), also Rum Collins
- Sandy (or Jock) Collins (Scotch)
- Comrade Collins (Vodka)
- Jose Collins (Tequilla)
A Wedding Belle cocktail is made with 1/3 dry gin, 1/3 Dubonnet, 1/6 orange juice and 1/6 cherry brandy, shaken with ice and strained into a glass.
The White Lady is a cocktail made of
2 fluid ounces (60 ml) gin
1 fluid ounce (30 ml) lemon juice
1 fluid ounce (30 ml) Cointreau or triple sec
Shake or stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.
It is essentially a Sidecar made with gin in place of brandy.
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