Have a Drink
Since we got married, we love to come home for the evening, pour some drinks and do some gaming together before bed. Since we are always looking for great drink recipes, I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorites here. Enjoy!
While most chefs are constantly avoiding old-time recipes, the same can’t be said for mixologists. The classic cocktails are revered in most bars mainly because they’ve been perfected over the years to an extent that they remain relevant.
If you are serious about drinks, it’s important to perfect past cocktails while constantly learning about the emerging trends. In this article, you are going to learn the tricks of becoming a pro mixologist so you can enjoy classic drinks at home.
To make this cocktail, you’ll need some gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari. Historians have tirelessly tracked the origins of the Negroni. The most accepted story is that Count Camillo Negroni was at a café and requested the bartender to make his Americano better by replacing the soda water with gin.
Although this cocktail had existed for more than a century, it was Mr. Bond who brought it to prominence. To be precise, the Martini came into existence in 1863 in Italy. Around the same period, there was another drink called Martinez and it was gaining popularity quickly. It differed from the martini in that it had maraschino and bitters. With time, martini became the most preferred cocktail and the recipe can be adjusted according to user preference. To prepare this drink at home, mix 2 Oz of gin and 1 Oz of dry vermouth and stir for a few seconds.
Although it’s not clear the specific club where this classic cocktail was first served, it is generally presumed that its roots are in Manhattan. This cocktail has whiskey, vermouth, and bitters, but most mixologists have used either rye or bourbon in place of whiskey. To make this cocktail, mix two parts of rye whiskey, one part of sweet vermouth and two dashes of Angostura bitters.
The exact origins of margarita are blurry but there are interesting stories going around about this awesome cocktail. Most people report that this drink originated in Tijuana and the name is about a man saluting a woman. There is a story that says this drink was first made by a club owner in Tijuana when he wanted to impress one of the performers by the name Margarita Cansino. To mix this drink, mix 2 parts of silver tequila, 1 part of fresh lime juice and 1 part of Cointreau.
This drink can be traced to 1860s and it was introduced by the famed barman called Jerry Thomas. He laid out the recipe for a wine cocktail that lives to this date. When it first surfaced, people called it the chorus girl’s milk and it has evolved to become a famous drink. The recipe for this drink is simple and you’ll need 1 sugar cube, a 1/3 Oz Cognac, 3 Oz Champagne, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters.
Although this cocktail has not reached the popularity of most drinks, it’s a classic and easy to make at home. It gets its name from Thomas Gimelette who was a British surgeon and the initial purpose was to help in combating scurvy. The gimlet only requires vodka and lime juice to prepare. In fact, it’s among the few cocktails that don’t demand freshly squeezed juice.