the recipe to the armour cocktail: a manhattan variation

armour drink recipe

The Armour Cocktail is a classic drink which dates all the way to the early 20th century. The drink has since lost its popularity and is hardly seen in modern days. The recipe to the drink first appeared in the early edition of Straub’s Manual of Mixed Drinks published in the 1910s. You could see that the drink is very similar…

how to make a rusty nail cocktail drink

rusty nail cokctail

The Rusty Nail is one of the classic drinks that dates back to the early 20th century. The drink contains just two ingredients and is a very simple drink to make. The base ingredient is the Scotch Whisky, while the other is a liqueur that is based on Whisky. Despite the simplicity of the drink, it has been one of…

how to make a 1942 cocktail martini

1942 martini with tequila

The 1942 martini is a tequila based drink that is a twist on the classic gin martini. The main difference from the classic martini is that the base spirit in this drink is tequila. The other ingredients in the drink are dry vermouth and orange bitters. Unlike the traditional martini, the 1942 drink uses orange bitters. You could use any…

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….