the paris martini cocktail recipe…yet another cocktail from paris

paris martini

This is yet another drink named after the city of Paris. The drink is ever so slightly on the sweeter side, but is still refreshing. The base spirit is Gin and the sweetness comes from the Creme de Cassis. Creme de Cassis is liqueur made from red currants. It is sweet and deep dark red in color. The original recipe…

the tequila gimlet recipe…a variation of gin gimlet

gimlet with tequila

A Gimlet is usually associated with Gin. The Gin Gimlet is considered to be the traditional gimlet and it uses Gin as the base spirit. A Tequila Gimlet is a variation of the Gin Gimlet and as the name suggests uses Tequila as the base spirit instead of the Gin. Some recipes call for fresh lemon juice in addition to the…

9 manhattan cocktail variations that everybody should know

Paris Manhattan cocktail

The Manhattan drink or martini is probably one of the most popular and well known drinks. It is considered one of the basic drinks according to the classic cocktail book The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David Embury. There are several accounts of the drink dating back to the 19th century. The most popular legend about the drink places…

cuban manhattan recipe: the manhattan cocktail with rum

cuban manhattan with rum

The Cuban Manhattan is a variation of the Perfect Manhattan. The only difference between the two drinks is the base spirit: The Cuban Manhattan uses Dark Rum as the base instead of Rye Whiskey. The name Cuban Manhattan comes because of the Dark Rum that is used, as Rum is said to be native to the islands of the Caribbean….

tijuana manhattan: recipe to yet another manhattan variation

tequila manhattan

You might already be familiar with the Manhattan cocktail martini. The Tijuana Manhattan is a variation of the traditional Manhattan, where the base spirit Rye Whiskey is replaced with Anejo Tequila. The traditional Manhattan is a classic drink that has a lot of variations. Most variations of the drink is made with substituting the base spirit which is Whiskey in Manhattan…

savoy corpse reviver: yet another corpse reviver recipe

savoy corpse reviver drink

There are several different Corpse Reviver recipes out there, and the Savoy Corpse Reviver is just one of the many. As the name suggests, it is a loosely connected family of cocktail drinks that are intended to be hangover cures. The Corpse Reviver #2 drink is probably the most popular of them all. The Savoy Corpse Reviver is variation invented…

how to make a mojito cocktail

mojito cocktail drink

Mojito is a classic spring and summer cocktail that has a refreshing taste and flavor. It is quite popular and is one of the most preferred of the tropical cocktails. The low alcohol content as the rum is the only spirit that is used in the traditional versions, has also contributed to its popularity. The drink originated in Cuba and is the traditional…

sweet vermouth straight up: the groundhog day sweet vermouth cocktail

Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks

Sweet Vermouth is an aromatic fortified wine that has been infused with various different botanicals such as flowers, seeds, fruit peels, roots, barks and spices. Sweet Vermouth has traditional been used an aperitif, although there are several different cocktails that use vermouth as an ingredient. When served as an aperitif, it is usually served in a small aperitif or digestive glass…

the classic gin gimlet recipe: how to make a gimlet

gin gimlet cocktail

The Gin Gimlet is a classic cocktail made with Gin and lime juice. The earliest documented recipe, from the 1920s called for Gin, lime and soda. Since then the recipe has evolved quite a bit to its latest variations. The recipe from the 1950s called for equal parts of Gin and Rose’s lime juice. Some recipes call for lime juice…

adonis martini: how to make the adonis cocktail martini

Adonis Martini Drink

The Adonis Cocktail is a martini cocktail made with sherry as the base spirit. Sherry is a fortified wine that can be considered sweet and as is the sweet vermouth which is the other ingredient. The drink is a wine based cocktail and can thus be considered an aperitif as there is no grain based liquors in the cocktail. The drink…

the white cosmopolitan martini recipe..a variation of cosmopolitan

white cosmo

The White Cosmopolitan martini is a cocktail inspired by the traditional Cosmopolitan Martini. This recipe substitutes the ingredients that impart color to the Cosmopolitan with its colorless equivalent to create a drink that is mostly colorless. In the traditional Cosmopolitan drink, the red color comes from the cranberry juice. We substitute the cranberry juice with the sparsely available white cranberry…