how to make a brandy manhattan cocktail drink

A Brandy Manhattan Cocktail

The Brandy Manhattan cocktail is a straight-forward variation of the traditional Manhattan. The traditional Manhattan drink is made with either Rye Whiskey or the Bourbon while Brandy Manhattan is made with well,…Brandy. The rest of the ingredients and the proportions of the ingredients stay just about the same. Although, some recipes call for a splash of water and/or a teaspoon…

how to make a dry rob roy martini…a variation of the classic rob roy

Dry Rob Roy with Dry Vermouth

A Dry Rob Roy is a variation of the classic Rob Roy martini drink. The main difference is that it substitutes the sweet vermouth used in the classic Rob Roy with the dry vermouth. The proportions of the ingredients remain the same. Unlike the classic Rob Roy and some recipes of the Perfect Rob Roy, the bitters are not to…

how to make a perfect rob roy martini…a variation of the classic rob roy

Perfect Rob Roy with Scotch Whisky

The Perfect Rob Roy drink is drink that is based on the traditional or classic Rob Roy drink which is made with Scotch Whisky and Sweet Vermouth. A Perfect Rob Roy contains equal proportions of both the sweet and the dry vermouth in addition to the Scotch Whisky. This actually makes it a variation of the Perfect Manhattan as well which is…

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…

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…

how to make a lemon drop martini

lemon drop cocktail

Lemon Drop Martini is a lemon flavored sweet and sour drink. It can be a little tart as well depending on the taste of the lemon juice used. It was named after the candy of the same name and is said to have been developed sometime in the 1970s at Henry’s Africa bar in San Francisco. However the drink did…

how to make a smoky martini with gin and scotch whisky

Smoky Martini with Gin

The Smoky Martini can be considered as a variation of the Classic Gin Martini. It adds the smoky flavor of the Scotch Whisky to the herbal qualities of the Gin. As with the classic martini, you should use a premium Gin of good quality as the major ingredient of this drink is Gin. There is usually no dry vermouth in this…

how to make an espresso martini…with vodka and real espresso

Kahlua Martini with Espresso

The Espresso Martini is a cocktail martini that is quite on the sweeter side, making it a good after-dinner drink. There are several variations of the drink, most of which uses different coffee liquors in lieu of the Kahlua. Because of that, this variation or recipe is sometimes referred to as the (Kahlua) Espresso Martini. There is a different drink recipe…