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…

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…

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…

dry manhattan recipe: how to make a dry manhattan drink with dry vermouth

Dry Manhattan Cocktail

As you might imagine, the Dry Manhattan is a variation of the traditional Manhattan drink. It uses dry vermouth instead of the sweet vermouth that is used in the traditional Manhattan. This makes the drink much less sweeter. The proportions of the ingredients remain more or less the same as the original Manhattan. You could try different brands of the dry vermouth…

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 perfect manhattan…with both sweet and dry vermouth

Manhattan Cocktail Drink

A Perfect Manhattan is a variation of the traditional Manhattan. The major difference being in the proportion of the ingredients and the types of vermouth used. A traditional Manhattan drink normally has a 2 to 1 or even a 3 to 1 ratio of whiskey to the sweet vermouth. In a perfect Manhattan, an equal proportion of both the dry and the sweet…

how to make a vieux carré cocktail

Vieux Carre Cocktail in a rocks glass

Vieux Carré is an interesting and complex cocktail made with no less than four different spirits. Despite the many ingredients, including multiple base spirits, the drink is pretty smooth. It is very potent as you can imagine from all the spirits in it. Vieux Carré literally translate as the “Old Square” and is named after the French Quarter in New…

how to make a smoky martini with scotch whisky

Smoky Martini with Gin

The Smoky Martini is 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 variation, but…

how to make a paris manhattan cocktail martini: the elderflower manhattan

Paris Manhattan cocktail

Inspired by the original Manhattan recipe, the Paris Manhattan is a variation that uses the St Germain liqueur instead of the Sweet Vermouth. It has a slight flowery taste from the elderflower and the lightness from the dry vermouth. St Germain is a liqueur made from elderflowers and has a sweet flavour. Originally, the drink was named as Elderflower Manhattan…