how to make an alexander martini drink

alexander cocktail drink

An Alexander is a drink that originated sometime in the early 20th century. The drink uses Rye whiskey as its base spirit. I found the drink originally in the Straub’s Manual of Cocktail Drinks, which was published in the early 1910s. This was probably before the invention of another class of drinks by the same name. In modern times an Alexander is…

how to make a kentucky colonel martini drink: A variation of the bobby burns martini

the kentucky colonel cocktail drink

The Kentucky Colonel is variation of the much more popular Bobby Burns cocktail. The Bobby Burns cocktail is a cocktail named after the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns. It uses Scotch Whisky as its base ingredient in true Scottish tradition. I initially found this recipe in The Essential Cocktail book by Dale Degroff. The drink was an original house cocktail…

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…

how to make a tequila martini…variation of the classic martini

Tequila Martini or Drink

The Tequila Martini is a drink that is more or less a variation of the classic martini either the Vodka Martini or the Gin Martini. The base spirit in this recipe is the tequila. The other ingredient is sweet vermouth much like the other classic martinis. This recipe for the tequila martini also calls for some orange bitters as well,…

bobby burns cocktail: the recipe for the bobby burns cocktail martini

Bobby Burns Martini with Whisky

The Bobby Burns cocktail is a drink said to have been named after the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns. It is a whisky cocktail and being Scottish, a Scotch Whisky is the preferred base spirit. The other ingredients are Sweet Vermouth and Benedictine. The drink is said to have originated at the famous Waldorf Bar on 5th Avenue in New…

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…

astoria cocktail recipe: how to make an astoria martini

Astoria Cocktail

The Astoria cocktail or martini is another of the drink that was made famous by the Waldorf Astoria bar in New York during the early 20th century. Many people will squirm at how wet this drink (because of the dry vermouth) originally was. The drink is still considered quite wet by today’s standards because of the large proportion of the dry vermouth…

how to make a rumpletini…an appletini variation with light rum

Rumpletini Cocktail Martini

The Rumpletini is a variation of the much more popular cocktail martini named Appletini or the Apple Martini. The main difference is in the base spirit that is used in this recipe. The appletini martini uses Vodka as the base. The Rumpletini, as the name suggests uses Rum instead of the Vodka as the base spirit. Just like the Appletini, you…

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…

how to make a dry bronx martini..a variation of the bronx martini

Dry Bronx Martini Cocktail

The Dry Bronx martini is essentially a variation of the much more traditional Bronx Martini. As with many cocktails or martini that has the word dry in them, this martini is made with the dry vermouth as one of the ingredients. The Dry Bronx martini is lighter and not as sweet as the other variations of this drink. The difference…

the pink gin cocktail recipe…with gin and bitters

Pink Gin Martini

The original Pink Gin recipe dates all the way back to the mid 19th century England. The original recipe called for the use of Plymouth Gin, but any Gin of your choice should work. The drink is sometimes just referred to as Gin and Bitters. The original recipe for Pink Gin martini is said to have been created by the…