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…

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…

the classic gin gimlet recipe: how to make a gimlet

gin gimlet cocktail

The Gin Gimlet is a classic cocktail made with Gin and lime juice. The earliest documented recipe, from the 1920s called for Gin, lime and soda. Since then the recipe has evolved quite a bit to its latest variations. The recipe from the 1950s called for equal parts of Gin and Rose’s lime juice. Some recipes call for lime juice…

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 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…

how to make a sweet bronx martini cocktail..a variation of bronx martini

Sweet Bronx Martini Cocktail

The Sweet Bronx martini is essentially a variation of the much more traditional Bronx Martini. The original Bronx martini itself can be seen as a variation of the Perfect Martini. The original Bronx martini contains both the sweet vermouth as well as the dry vermouth. This recipe calls for the dry vermouth to be substituted with the sweet vermouth. As…

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…

the recipe to the martinez cocktail martini

The Martinez martini

The Martinez cocktail martini is a sweeter drink along the lines of the Sweet Vermouth Martini. It is sometimes referred to as the predecessor to the Classic Gin Martini. There are two main ingredients in the recipe, the sweet vermouth and the simple syrup that makes the drink quite sweet. The base spirit is Gin as in the classic martini….

vesper martini: the recipe for a modern day vesper martini

Vesper Martini Cocktail

The Vesper Martini is the drink that is made famous by James Bond in the novel Casino Royale. Just for the sake of some history on the origin of the drink, the drink recipe was introduced in Chapter Seven of the book, but was not named until chapter eight, when James Bond meets the double agent Vesper Lynd. There is…

how to make the satan’s whiskers martini cocktail

Satan's Whiskers Martini Cocktail

Satan’s Whiskers is a variation of the more classic Bronx martini cocktail. This adds Grand Marnier which is an orange flavored cognac liqueur, into to the mix. This helps to accentuate the orange flavors in the drink, which can actually make it fruity. It is quite possible that some may find this drink to be a little on the sweeter side….