Are you a little Old Fashioned? Perhaps you should try out an iconic cocktail with the same name! 

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Cocktails are the main attractions of any bad and restaurants and there are some nice cocktails from around the world which one has to try for at least for once.

1: Cider at The Aviary 

This cocktail lounge in Chicago known for it’s very creative cocktail named as Cider. It is a combination of sliced apples, ginger, apple brandy, hibiscus, sage, thyme, and other ingredients.

2: Bottle Rocket at GEM Italian Kitchen Nightclub & Lounge 

This Boston lounge had different way for serving the bottle by dumping an entire bottle of high-end champagne into mixtures of liquor, fruit, and dry ice.

3: Bloody Mary at Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille

At Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille located at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, they server bloody mary with different kind of garnish. They garnish it with giant prawns and also with toppings of whole fried soft shell.

Cocktails are the main attractions of any bad and restaurants and there are some nice cocktails from around the world which one has to try for at least for once.

1: Cider at The Aviary 

This cocktail lounge in Chicago known for it’s very creative cocktail named as Cider. It is a combination of sliced apples, ginger, apple brandy, hibiscus, sage, thyme, and other ingredients.

2: Bottle Rocket at GEM Italian Kitchen Nightclub & Lounge 

This Boston lounge had different way for serving the bottle by dumping an entire bottle of high-end champagne into mixtures of liquor, fruit, and dry ice.

3: Bloody Mary at Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille

At Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille located at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, they server bloody mary with different kind of garnish. They garnish it with giant prawns and also with toppings of whole fried soft shell.

Cocktails are the main attractions of any bad and restaurants and there are some nice cocktails from around the world which one has to try for at least for once.

1: Cider at The Aviary 

This cocktail lounge in Chicago known for it’s very creative cocktail named as Cider. It is a combination of sliced apples, ginger, apple brandy, hibiscus, sage, thyme, and other ingredients.

2: Bottle Rocket at GEM Italian Kitchen Nightclub & Lounge 

This Boston lounge had different way for serving the bottle by dumping an entire bottle of high-end champagne into mixtures of liquor, fruit, and dry ice.

3: Bloody Mary at Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille

At Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille located at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, they server bloody mary with different kind of garnish. They garnish it with giant prawns and also with toppings of whole fried soft shell.

Legendary cocktails are-  a) Turkey: Raki- Known as the national drink of Turkey, raki — pronounced “raka” — can be found at most large-scale liquor stores in the US. The trick to making the drink correctly? Use 1 part raki and 2 parts ice-cold water. Because the anise oils in the raki emulsify when mixed with water, the clear liquids combine to form a white beverage known as Lion’s Milk. It’s named that because Turks believe that raki gives you the strength of a lion. b) Peru: Pisco Sour- Chile and Peru both claim the Pisco Sour as their national drink, but the cocktail originated in Lima, Peru. American bartender Victor Vaughn Morris invented and then served the first Pisco Sour at the counter of Morris’ Bar in the early 1920s. This concoction is usually made with bourbon or whiskey, lemon or lime juice, and a sweetener. c) Mexico: Tequila- Tequila is made from the blue agave plant, located in the city of Tequila, in Jalisco, Mexico. And if you didn’t know already, Mexico has claimed the exclusive international right to the word “tequila,” which allows the country to take legal action against countries who manufacture the distilled blue agave spirits. Mexico’s national drink is the Paloma -- made by mixing tequila with a grapefruit-flavored soda, a lime wedge, and served in a glass rimmed with salt. Tequila is also mixed to make cocktails like the margarita, Tequila Sunrise, Matador and Tequila Slammer. d)  Puerto Rico: Piña colada-Puerto Rican bartender Ramon Marrero created and sold the piña colada in 1954, while working at the Caribe Hilton International Hotel. He received numerous accolades, which included receiving an award from Coco Lopez -- the maker of the coconut cream used in the drink -- for selling his 3 millionth cocktail. In 1978, the government declared the piña colada the official drink of Puerto Rico.

1)    It was created by Meaghan Dorman.
Ingredients:
•    .75 oz lemon juice
•    .5 oz pom simple syrup
•    .5 oz St. Germain Elderflower
•    1.5 oz gin

Shake and strain into a Collins glass. Top it with club soda and garnish it with a lemon wheel. To make the Pom Simple Syrup, combine equal parts of pom juice and simple syrup.

2)    Created by Yana Volfson and Katie Stipe, Cocktail Consultants for The Vine.
Ingredients:
•    1 oz gin
•    .5 oz lemon juice
•    .5 oz simple syrup
•    4 dash housemade hibiscus tincture
•    Top it with sparkling wine

1)    It was created by Meaghan Dorman.
Ingredients:
•    .75 oz lemon juice
•    .5 oz pom simple syrup
•    .5 oz St. Germain Elderflower
•    1.5 oz gin

Shake and strain into a Collins glass. Top it with club soda and garnish it with a lemon wheel. To make the Pom Simple Syrup, combine equal parts of pom juice and simple syrup.

2)    Created by Yana Volfson and Katie Stipe, Cocktail Consultants for The Vine.
Ingredients:
•    1 oz gin
•    .5 oz lemon juice
•    .5 oz simple syrup
•    4 dash housemade hibiscus tincture
•    Top it with sparkling wine

 I, who like to mix drinks at home, do it for many reasons: First, it's cheaper than drinking out. Second, it's fun to mix your own drinks at home. Third, it's even more fun to mix drinks for other people at home. Any self-respecting home bartender should have a mental Rolodex Excel spreadsheet of favorite classic cocktail recipes. Even if these aren't fully memorized, you should be able to find the recipe in your home library at quick notice to serve them to your friends. Some legendary Cocktails:

●    Old Fashioned

●    Martinez

●    Martini

●    Manhattan

●    Brooklyn

●    Daiquiri

●    Margarita

●    Sidecar

●    French 75

●    Bloody Mary

●    Irish Coffee

●    Jack Rose

●    Negroni

●    Boulevardier

●    Sazerac

●    Vieux Carré

●    Ramos Gin Fizz etc.

The Most Cocktail friendly Whiskies Cocktails have become an essential element of our society and parties. It's eye appealing has contrast in taste and we have a vast variety in it. Talking about cocktails they can be made from so many ingredients of which there is an alcoholic base which is the main element in it. Whisky is not preferred as a base because of its hard taste but there are cocktails that are whiskey friendly and the main among them are scotch whiskeys. Scotch whiskeys are cocktail friendly because they are so light in taste and they easily blend with the ingredients and amplifies the taste of the cocktails. Other than the scotch single malt whiskeys are also used for its flavor. Few of the best Scotch cocktails are Rusty Nail, Blood and Sand, Godfather, Whisky Mac and Four Horsemen. Do try them out next when you hit the pub.

Food and drink are one of the main criteria for a foreign national to decide about a country’s climate, culture and heritage. If you are a hard core foodie and love to experiment with your drinks, you must be like me, who loves his cocktail! Cocktails are a great fusion of your favourite alcoholic beverages that give you desired high as well as a flavourful experience, which is hard to come by when you have your drinks the way they are. So I am going to list “10 Legendary Cocktails” from around the world for you to try and taste!

10. Black Russian – Belgium

9. Singani – Bolivia

8. Transatlantico Fizz – Argentina

7. Clover Tea Club – Denmark

6. Sake – Japan

5. Oh, Canada – Canada

4. Papa Doble Daiquiri – Cuba

3. Rum Swizzle – Bermuda

2. Snaps - Scandinavia

1. Champagne – France

Don’t get agitated with me for missing your favourite or some other best cocktails. The above list is purely personal and you can always give some more options. But do take my word for the ones I have mentioned above and give them a chance to make their way in your list of favourite cocktails.

 

1.Porn Star Martini:Vanilla flavored vodka with passion fruit

2.Mojito: Mojito remains much-requested drink at the bar. Mojito available with alcohol, without alcohol and low alcohol. Green Apple Mojito is most favorite.

3.Margarita: Margarita on the rocks is like by people.

4.Dry Martini: There are many types of martini. Vodkatini and vesper come together to move forwards dry martini in the top chart.

5.Old fashioned: Maple old fashioned and Benton’s old fashion serves the best drink

6.White lady: originates from London. Cream of gin, white portion of egg made it white lady

7.Sex on the Beach: It comes from Florida.IT contains a mixture of vodka, orange juice, and pomegranate juice.

  THE MOST COCKTAIL-FRIENDLY WHISKIES:
A richer and heavier peated whiskey like Lagavulin strikes a captivating balance when trying for the most popular, Blood and Sand. It won't be extra sweet with it.
A blended Scotch Whisky, Bunnahabhain, rich single malt gives a great experience in cocktails.
Highland Park and a full bodied blended whisky like Johnnie Walker Black mixed with half a lime is the most refreshing thing you will ever get.

In the case of the Legendary Cocktails from around the world, I found an amalgamation of two things: a great drink in a great bar. Some of them are classic destinations, some are hidden-away hot spots. The only rule? Don’t order a beer. It has been always a good chance that no matter where you are traveling, you’ll be able to find a memorable place to have a drink at in just about any city in the world. Sometimes the atmosphere of a place can turn a good drink into a great one—and sometimes the quality of drink transcends its environment. Our true, legendary, twist and pour cocktails are micro distilled, handcrafted and mixed with one-part nostalgia and a shot of experience. Most traditional cocktails (and indeed, most cocktails worth drinking) are built around a single base spirit—whiskey, gin, tequila, etc. From there, ingredients are added to enhance the liquor's flavour, and they do so in a variety of ways. Some classic must have cocktails are:

 

Martini

Margarita

Daiquiri

Mojito

Negroni

Gin & Tonic

While purists prefer their whisky neat or maybe on the rocks; some might find the flavor of whisky rather too bitter or hard on their palate. Well, not to worry. Although I firmly believe that the best way to enjoy a good glass of whiskey is the classic neat, I also do feel that depriving the-not so loyal whiskey drinkers of this brown liquid is simply unfair!

 

Well, cocktails to the rescue for you dear friend! You might have already drunk maybe half of them, but you probably didn’t know that some of those bittersweet liquids were used to create what you enjoyed sipping so much last night!

 

Well hello there, good Ol’ Rye, Bourbon and Scotch whiskey, where have you all been? Probably in someone’s Cocktail glass!

 

When it comes down to making great cocktails, these whiskies are the perfect pick!

 

Rye and bourbon are more popular with bartenders when it comes to making cocktails more than Scotch whisky though. Since half of the cocktail lovers in the world also double up as Manhattan enthusiasts, it is no surprise that bourbon/rye is the go-to whiskey for many bartenders!

 

I have rarely come across many bartenders using single malt for their recipes though.

Dry Martini

For most people, the first fancy cocktail that comes to mind is the Martini. While there may be ‘upped’ Martinis that come in different colours, the true Dry Martini just one and consists of gin and dry vermouth. Yes, Only that much! It is often topped up with a dash of bitters and either an olive or lemon twist garnish.

Manhattan

Whiskey has a way of not agreeing with cocktails and Manhattan is one of those cocktails which managed to tame a whisky with a terrific resulting cocktail.

Beyond the whisky, sweet vermouth is added, and finally, a cherry is a customary garnish for a Manhattan.

Old Fashioned

The Old-fashioned is another whisky based cocktail that is very simple. Like the Manhattan, Old Fashioned is a great way to experience different whiskeys.

You muddle sugar, bitters and a slice of orange, then add ice and bourbon and stir the mix. Sometimes this mix is finished with club soda, but the classic version doesn’t go that way.

Other legends to try from are Brandy Cocktail, Margarita, Sazerac, Mint Julep, Between the sheets, etc.

In my opinion, the whiskey sour cocktail is the gateway to the land of whiskey cocktails, and is
also one of the original whiskey cocktail recipes ever. You start with drinking whiskey sours,
and then all of a sudden, it is a world full of mint juleps and Manhattans for you.
The Whiskey Smash, like the whiskey sour, has a long history that dates back many decades. It’s
kind of like the citrusy upgrade to the mint julep, and is very literal in name, since you’re
smashing (or crushing) lemons. Similar to the whiskey sour, there are a number of variations, of
which the peach bourbon smash is my favorite.

Ever wondered how most cocktails available on a bar shelf almost always use an alcohol
different from Whisky? This when whiskey is the most popular liquor in the world!

The reason is Scotch is a hard ingredient to mix anything else with. So most cocktails that
use whiskey use a blend instead of a single malt and you don’t want the flavors of the
whiskey getting lost or clouded by your cocktail as well.

1. ROB ROY
If you’ve heard of the Manhattan cocktails, Rob Roy is essentially a Scotch-based
Manhattan and is a reliable cocktail because it’s difficult to spoil and you’d have met a bad
bartender if you got a bad Rob Roy.
 

2. BLOOD AND SAND
This cocktail uses Scotch, cherry liqueur, orange juice, and sweet vermouth. A robust scotch
needs to be used here for reasons already explained. Squeezing fresh juice should be your
choice over carton juice, and yes, blood red orange juice is a requirement, not an option.

3. PENICILLIN

Invented in 2005 by bartended Sam Ross, The Penicillin calls for blended Scotch, lemon juice, a honey-ginger syrup, and a float of a rich and peaty Islay single-malt, such as Laphroaig.

Ever wondered how most cocktails available on a bar shelf almost always use an alcohol
different from Whisky? This when whiskey is the most popular liquor in the world!

The reason is Scotch is a hard ingredient to mix anything else with. So most cocktails that
use whiskey use a blend instead of a single malt and you don’t want the flavors of the
whiskey getting lost or clouded by your cocktail as well.

1. ROB ROY
If you’ve heard of the Manhattan cocktails, Rob Roy is essentially a Scotch-based
Manhattan and is a reliable cocktail because it’s difficult to spoil and you’d have met a bad
bartender if you got a bad Rob Roy.
 

2. BLOOD AND SAND
This cocktail uses Scotch, cherry liqueur, orange juice, and sweet vermouth. A robust scotch
needs to be used here for reasons already explained. Squeezing fresh juice should be your
choice over carton juice, and yes, blood red orange juice is a requirement, not an option.

3. PENICILLIN

Invented in 2005 by bartended Sam Ross, The Penicillin calls for blended Scotch, lemon juice, a honey-ginger syrup, and a float of a rich and peaty Islay single-malt, such as Laphroaig.

The best cocktails available today are in most cases experimented versions of the classics
or are the better, cured versions of the whatever may have been wrong with the popular
cocktails earlier.
However, Martini, Screwdriver, Bloody Mary and the other classics are still some of the most
ordered cocktails across bars in the world.
Long Island Ice Tea
It is a personal favourite simply because it has a mix of so many alcohols in a single drink:
rum, vodka, tequila, gin and triple sec are added together and finished with sweet and sour,
lemon juice and cola. It is actually the taste of the cola that imparts the flavour of the tea.
Californication
Strong yet sweet, it is basically a cousin of LIIT. The Californication is a mixture of rum,
vodka, tequila, and gin finished with orange liqueur, lemon juice and orange juice to taste.
Pina Colada: It is a popular mixture that results from rum, coconut milk, and pineapple juice
and has been a favorite in the tropics.

“Shaken, not stirred.” These three words instantly transport us to the spy world of James Bond and his love for dry martinis. But, how many of us can boast of an impressive knowledge of the world of cocktails with élan? Let’s have a look at some of the legendary festive drinks worldwide:​

“Shaken, not stirred.” These three words instantly transport us to the spy world of James Bond and his love for dry martinis. But, how many of us can boast of an impressive knowledge of the world of cocktails with élan? Let’s have a look at some of the legendary festive drinks worldwide:
• Vodka: Synonymous with Russia, it has now made its presence felt everywhere, and for a good reason.
• Sake: This Japanese beverage made from fermented rice is savored by one and all.
• Daiquiris: This Cuban delight comprising of white rum, lime juice, and sugar has a wonderfully balanced taste.
• Tequila: Named after the city of Tequila in Mexico, this is a sure “shot” inclusion in the world of cocktails (pun intended).
• Pina Colada: The national drink of Puerto Rico is a refreshing beverage made from pineapple and coconut.
• Champagne: From the place known for its taste in wine, this French cocktail is indeed a popular spirit.
• Singapore Sling: Its popularity can be gauged from the fact that in 2015, it celebrated its 100th anniversary. It includes portions of gin, Benedictine, and pineapple juice.

If you love whisky in your cocktails just as much as me, then these more-than- legendary cocktails should be on top of your list!

  • The Manhattan

You can have it stirred and strained into a cocktail glass with a Maraschino cherry or if you want to be less dainty, it works well on ice in a low-ball glass. Serve straight or on the rocks.

You’ll need,
Rye, vermouth, Angostura bitters, simple syrup, and lemon peel.

  • The classic old fashioned

Legend has it that this cocktail was created at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky. It is traditionally served in a short tumbler glass, which is often called an Old Fashioned glass.

You’ll need,
Angostura butters, simple syrup, Rye, ice cubes and orange peel to garnish.

  • The Mint Julep

Did you know, in the Kentucky Derby, around 120,000 mint julep cocktails are consumed each year. This one is often served in
highball glass or a sterling and pewter julep cup.

You’ll need,
Fresh mint, simple syrup, Rye and crushed ice

  • Hot Toddy

Obviously, there is nothing like a warm drink in cold weather. Invented in the mid-1800s toddy was any choice of spirits, water and honey that would cure whatever ailed you. Simple and effective!

You’ll need,
Rye, honey, cloves, freshly ground nutmeg and lemon to garnish.

Whether you consider yourself a martini man or prefer an Old-Fashioned, there’s a good chance that no matter where you are travelling, you’ll be able to find a memorable place to have a drink in just about any city in the world Sometimes the atmosphere of a place can turn a good drink into a great one and sometimes the quality of drink transcends its environment

1) Amsterdam

A twist on the Martinez— a sweeter, maraschino-cherry-inflected precursor to the martini made with Tanqueray Malacca gin, Saint-Raphaël apéritif, Toschi Nocello, maraschino liqueur, and bitters.

2) Chicago

Try out the bar’s custom-made infuser, which instantly gives any spirit the flavours of fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices.

3) Los Angeles

An Eau De Vie infused with the springtime buds of a Douglas fir lends a legit central-California-coast flavour to this drink made with vermouth, Laphroaig, and absinthe.

4) Rio De Janeiro

Here, Brazil’s national cocktail—cachaça, muddled lime, sugar—comes in a glass big enough for two

5) Singapore

In 1915, bartender Ngiam Tong Boon created the Singapore Sling—a gin cocktail made with pineapple juice and cherry heering—at the Long Bar, Raffles Hotel. The Long Bar is closed for renovation but you can order it at the Bar & Billiard Room in the meantime.

Every country around the world has at least one national dish but what about a national drink? Whether
they’re blended and served with a tiny umbrella, muddled with fresh fruit, or made with only two
ingredients, these cocktails are as unique to their home countries as any national dish. Here is the list of
top five cocktails around the globe
#1. Black Russian
#2. Pisco Sour
#3. The Singapore Sling
#4. Martini
#5. Pimm’s Cup
Today, the alcohol is most commonly mixed with carbonated lemonade and elaborately garnished with
strawberries, cucumber, citrus, and borage or mint.Its relatively low alcohol content keeps upper-crust
crowds at Wimbledon, the Henley Royal Regatta, and other summer daytime sporting events refreshed
yet decorous.

SCOTCH WHISKY-A Scotch Whisky must be made from malted barley or grain with the spirit aged in oak casks no bigger than 700 litres for no less than three years. Whisky of one type or another is made all over the world, but to be called Scotch Whisky it must be made entirely in Scotland.

SINGLE MALT WHISKY-This is a whisky from a single distillery made using only malted barley, water and yeast.

BLENDED WHISKY-In an ‘age stated’ Blended Scotch Whisky, the age statement refers to the youngest whisky used in the blend.

Dry Martini

For most people, the first fancy cocktail that comes to mind is the Martini. While there may be ‘upped’ Martinis that come in different colours, the true Dry Martini just one and consists of gin and dry vermouth. Yes, Only that much! It is often topped up with a dash of bitters and either an olive or lemon twist garnish.

Manhattan

Whiskey has a way of not agreeing with cocktails and Manhattan is one of those cocktails which managed to tame a whisky with a terrific resulting cocktail.

Beyond the whisky, sweet vermouth is added, and finally, a cherry is a customary garnish for a Manhattan.

Old Fashioned

The Old-fashioned is another whisky based cocktail that is very simple. Like the Manhattan, Old Fashioned is a great way to experience different whiskeys.

You muddle sugar, bitters and a slice of orange, then add ice and bourbon and stir the mix. Sometimes this mix is finished with club soda, but the classic version doesn’t go that way.

Other legends to try from are Brandy Cocktail, Margarita, Sazerac, Mint Julep, Between the sheets, etc.

The Japanese Cocktail

It’s essentially a brandy old-fashioned of sorts and is a drink that dates back to the 1860

Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States. It is called a Japanese cocktail but has

nothing Japanese as far as the ingredients are concerned.

Queen's Park Swizzle

This is a cocktail, much Mojito-like, which was invented in 1920 in Port- of-Spain. This was

also a time that marks the peak of prohibition, a time where Americans would travel far and

wide to drink without being bothered.

Singapore Sling

This is an iconic mixture that was invented in 1915 by a Hainanese barman at the Raffles in

Singapore. It is so popular a drink that on most days the staff has to make 1,200 of them.

The French 75

Now, this is a drink that is named after the 75-millimeter field artillery cannon used in the

First World War. This drink was given to the world by a man called Henry at Henry’s Bar in

the Paris of 1915.

 

Cocktail history is drunk history, equal parts truth, fantasy and hazy memory of previous

events. Classic cocktails disappeared for the better part of the 20th century, so it's no

wonder that the origins of many of our favorite drinks are about as murky as your brother’s

bachelor party.

Take the martini and the southside, for example. Two cities battle over the claim to these

creations like a couple of old drunks at a dive bar. Regardless, often the mythology is more

fun than the truth.

Some drinks (like the Ramos Gin Fizz or Pisco Punch) might actually taste better in their

places of birth. But will a Manhattan actually taste better if you drink it in Manhattan?

Probably not. But Here is the world’s 10 best cocktails and where they’ve been invented:

1. Cosmopolitan - South beach Florida

2. Mojito - Cuba

3. Mai Tai – Oakland California

4. Mint Julep – Kentucky Derby

5. Caipirinha – Brazil

6. Margarita – Tijuana Mexico

7. Pina Colada – Puerto Rico

8. Californication – California

9. Long Iceland Ice Tea – Long Iceland Tennesse

10. Apple Martini – Hollywood Los Angeles

 

 

Most of us have watched James Bond movies and those of us who have know that James
Bond’s favourite drink is a Martini, which is basically a gin based cocktail. People have been
coming up with Vodka based martinis too, and that’s the good thing about cocktails, you can
whip up a flavoured drink with the alcohol of your choice, and if the end results are good, you
have a cocktail. Here are some of the best to try from.
Martini: The Martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth and garnished with an Olive or
a lemon twist. Over the years the martini has become one of the most popular cocktails
across all age groups, and 007 definitely has some role to play there.
Mojito: A mojito, traditionally, has five ingredients: White rum, sugar (preferable sugar cane
juice), lime juice, soda water, and mint. It is one of the most popular coolers worldwide.
Old Fashioned: The old fashioned is a cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters and
topped up with whisky or brandy. A twist of Citrus is added as well. The glasses for old-
fashioned are designed specially and are also called old-fashioned glasses.
Margarita: A margarita is a cocktail made with tequila, triple sec, and lime or lemon juice.
The rim of the glass a margarita is served in is generally lined with salt or sugar.
Other popular cocktails you must try are Manhattan, Daiquiri, Gimlet, High ball, Pina Colada,
Whiskey sour, Long Island ice tea, etc.

“Shaken, not stirred.” These three words instantly transport us to the spy world of

James Bond and his love for dry martinis. But, how many of us can boast of an

impressive knowledge of the world of cocktails with élan? Let’s have a look at some

of the legendary festive drinks worldwide:

 

• Vodka: Synonymous with Russia, it has now made its presence felt everywhere,

and for a good reason.

• Sake: This Japanese beverage made from fermented rice is savored by one and

all.

• Daiquiris: This Cuban delight comprising of white rum, lime juice, and sugar has

a wonderfully balanced taste.

• Tequila: Named after the city of Tequila in Mexico, this is a sure “shot” inclusion

in the world of cocktails (pun intended).

• Pina Colada: The national drink of Puerto Rico is a refreshing beverage made

from pineapple and coconut.

• Champagne: From the place known for its taste in wine, this French cocktail is

indeed a popular spirit.

• Singapore Sling: Its popularity can be gauged from the fact that in 2015, it

celebrated its 100th anniversary. It includes portions of gin, Benedictine, and

pineapple juice.

Dry Martini
For most people, the first fancy cocktail that comes to mind is the Martini. While there may
be ‘upped’ Martinis that come in different colours, the true Dry Martini just one and consists
of gin and dry vermouth. Yes, Only that much! It is often topped up with a dash of bitters and
either an olive or lemon twist garnish.
Manhattan
Whiskey has a way of not agreeing with cocktails and Manhattan is one of those cocktails
which managed to tame a whisky with a terrific resulting cocktail.
Beyond the whisky, sweet vermouth is added, and finally, a cherry is a customary garnish for
a Manhattan.
Old Fashioned
The Old-fashioned is another whisky based cocktail that is very simple. Like the Manhattan,
Old Fashioned is a great way to experience different whiskeys.
You muddle sugar, bitters and a slice of orange, then add ice and bourbon and stir the mix.
Sometimes this mix is finished with club soda, but the classic version doesn’t go that way.
Other legends to try from are Brandy Cocktail, Margarita, Sazerac, Mint Julep, Between the
sheets, etc.

If you love whisky in your cocktails just as much as me, then these

more-than- legendary cocktails should be on top of your list!

 The Manhattan

You can have it stirred and strained into a cocktail glass with a

Maraschino cherry or if you want to be less dainty, it works well on

ice in a low-ball glass. Serve straight or on the rocks.

You’ll need,

Rye
, vermouth, Angostura bitters, simple syrup, and 
lemon peel.

 The classic old fashioned

Legend has it that this cocktail was created at the Pendennis Club

in Louisville, Kentucky. It is traditionally served in a short tumbler

glass, which is often called an Old Fashioned glass.

 

You’ll need,

Angostura butters
, simple syrup
, Rye
, ice cubes
 and orange

peel to garnish.

 The Mint Julep

Did you know, in the Kentucky Derby, around 120,000 mint julep

cocktails are consumed each year. This one is often served in

highball glass or a sterling and pewter julep cup.

You’ll need,

Fresh mint, simple syrup
, Rye and 
crushed ice

 Hot Toddy

Obviously, there is nothing like a warm drink in cold weather.

Invented in the mid-1800s toddy was any choice of spirits, water

and honey that would cure whatever ailed you. Simple and

effective!

You’ll need,

Rye
, honey
, cloves, freshly ground nutmeg
 and lemon to

garnish.