how to make a silver cocktail..with gin and vermouth.

Silver Martini Cocktail

Silver cocktail is a prohibition era cocktail from early 20th century. As with many cocktails of the era it uses equal quantity of Gin and Dry Vermouth. It uses a big splash of maraschino liqueur as well to alter the taste. The quality of Gin during the prohibition was not the best, to say the least. This caused many drinks…

how to make a D.O.M cocktail with bénédictine

D.O.M Cocktail with benedictine

D.O.M cocktail is a drink made with Gin as base spirit and Bénédictine herbal liqueur. The drink is pretty refreshing with the orange juice, which is one of the major ingredient. You will also see this drink named as DOM cocktail (with out the dots or periods). Bénédictine is a herbal liqueur from the 19th century which is produced in…

vodka drinks: how to make a russian cocktail

Russian Cocktail

Russian Cocktail or Russian Martini is a not so well-known drink made with Vodka and Gin. Some of the other creamier versions, such as White Russian or Black Russian are better known drinks with the ‘similar’ name Russian than the Russian cocktail. The Russian Cocktail is a clean clear drink with plenty of richness without being creamy. It is served…

How to Make a Blue Moon Cocktail

blue moon martini

Blue Moon Martini is a classic cocktail which blends the sourness of the lemon juice with the floral qualities of Creme de Violette. It is one of the earliest cocktails that uses the now not so popular violet liqueur. It is said to have originated at the Waldorf Astoria in New York around the 1940s. Creme de Violette is a…

gin and it: the recipe for a gin and italian cocktail drink

Sweet Vermouth Martini

Gin and It is one of the oldest martini drinks dating back to the 19th century in some ways. The drink used to be called the Sweet Vermouth Martini till about the early part of 20th century. Gin and It is short for Gin and Italian. The Italian here stands as a reference to the Italian Sweet Vermouth. There are…

how to make an aviation cocktail

Aviation Martini Cocktail

The Aviation cocktail is a classic martini from the early 20th century. It does contain some uncommon ingredients such the Maraschino liqueur and the Crème de Violette. The drink is pale blue in color and taste refreshing because of the lemon juice. The drink is always served straight up in a martini glass. The recipe for Aviation cocktail first appeared…

how to make a white negroni…a variation of the classic negroni

White Negroni served up in a martini glass

White Negroni or Negroni Bianco is a variation of the traditional Negroni, but made entirely with different ingredients. The recipe includes some ingredients that are not commonly found in many bars or stores, such as the Salers Aperitif and Cocchi Americano. These unusual and not so popular ingredients might make it hard to make this on a regular basis. Unlike…

negroni recipe: how to make a negroni cocktail

Negroni Cocktail Drink

Negroni is a drink which combines many different flavours. It is a combination of the sweetness of the vermouth, bitterness of the Campari with the floral and herbal qualities of Gin. The Negroni can technically be classified an aperitif, but can also be served as a cocktail. The drink follows the pattern of a base liquor, which is Gin paired…

the recipe to an upside down martini

Upside Down or Reverse Martini

The Upside Down Martini is a variation of the traditional or classic Gin or Vodka martini. The ingredients are the same as in a traditional Gin martini but the proportions vary, almost inverting the proportions of Gin and Vermouth. It is not hard to see where this recipe gets its name from. This drink got its reputation as being the…

the classic gin martini recipe…with just a little vermouth

Hendricks Gin Martini with Olives

The classic or traditional Martini is one of the oldest and original martini drinks dating back to the late 19th century. It is often called a Gin Martini. As with most drinks that has been around for a while, there are several different variations of the drink. Some vary the proportions of the ingredients while others vary in the preparation…

how to make the pink lady cocktail

Frothy Pink Lady Cocktail

The Pink Lady cocktail  was a very popular drink around the turn of the twentieth century. This recipe is a modern day variation of the classic drink by the same name. This recipe gets rid of the egg and replaces the creaminess of the drink with heavy cream. During the 1930s the original or classic pink lady cocktail acquired the image of a feminine…

bronx cocktail: how to make a bronx martini..and its variations

Bronx drink with gin

The Bronx cocktail is one of the popular cocktails to have originated from the Big Brass Rail bar of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. As with many of the cocktails of its time, there are several stories associated with the origins of this drink. It is commonly accepted to have been created by Johnnie Solon at the Waldorf hotel bar. The Bronx drink is…