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…

the tequila gimlet recipe…a variation of gin gimlet

gimlet with tequila

A Gimlet is usually associated with Gin. The Gin Gimlet is considered to be the traditional gimlet and it uses Gin as the base spirit. A Tequila Gimlet is a variation of the Gin Gimlet and as the name suggests uses Tequila as the base spirit instead of the Gin. Some recipes call for fresh lemon juice in addition to the…

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…

the classic long island iced tea cocktail recipe

long island iced tea cocktail

The Long Island Iced Tea is a highball alcoholic mixed drink made typically with several different base spirits. The usual base spirits used are Gin, Vodka, Rum and Tequila all in equal proportions. The exact origin of the drink recipe is unknown and often debated. The name of the drink “Long Island Iced Tea” seems to have originated from its…

cuban manhattan recipe: the manhattan cocktail with rum

cuban manhattan with rum

The Cuban Manhattan is a variation of the Perfect Manhattan. The only difference between the two drinks is the base spirit: The Cuban Manhattan uses Dark Rum as the base instead of Rye Whiskey. The name Cuban Manhattan comes because of the Dark Rum that is used, as Rum is said to be native to the islands of the Caribbean….

tijuana manhattan: recipe to yet another manhattan variation

tequila manhattan

You might already be familiar with the Manhattan cocktail martini. The Tijuana Manhattan is a variation of the traditional Manhattan, where the base spirit Rye Whiskey is replaced with Anejo Tequila. The traditional Manhattan is a classic drink that has a lot of variations. Most variations of the drink is made with substituting the base spirit which is Whiskey in Manhattan…

savoy corpse reviver: yet another corpse reviver recipe

savoy corpse reviver drink

There are several different Corpse Reviver recipes out there, and the Savoy Corpse Reviver is just one of the many. As the name suggests, it is a loosely connected family of cocktail drinks that are intended to be hangover cures. The Corpse Reviver #2 drink is probably the most popular of them all. The Savoy Corpse Reviver is variation invented…

how to make a mojito cocktail

mojito cocktail drink

Mojito is a classic spring and summer cocktail that has a refreshing taste and flavor. It is quite popular and is one of the most preferred of the tropical cocktails. The low alcohol content as the rum is the only spirit that is used in the traditional versions, has also contributed to its popularity. The drink originated in Cuba and is the traditional…

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,…