Cocktail Recipes

Cocktail Recipes

Cocktail RecipesA cocktail is any beverage that consists of three or more ingredients, with one being alcohol. Cocktails are probably one of the most popular drinks in the world. A margarita or a mojito are often ordered in bars and restaurants. Cocktails are also known for being quite pricy at bars. This article will provide you with recipes of the famous drinks. With these recipes, you can make all the delicious cocktails at home!

Mojito

The mojito is a cocktail which originally comes from Cuba. While the Mojito was discovered in the sixteenth century, the cocktail is still one of the most popular drinks till this day. Whenever you are in for a fresh and sweet drink, the mojito is the right cocktail to make. For 4 servings, you will need the following ingredients: 6 ounces of white rum, 12 mint sprigs, 6 tablespoons of lime juice, 4 table spoons of sugar, club soda, 4 slices of lime and crushed ice. There are several steps in making the perfect mojito. Firstly, the sugar and the mint sprigs are mixed together with lime juice. For extra freshness, make sure the mint sprigs and lime juice are mashed with a muddler. You can usually by a muddler at a wine store or at smaller shops selling alcoholic products. After that, the rum is added to the mixture together with the club soda and lime. The crushes ice is added as the last ingredient to top off the drink. For people who do not consume alcohol, a good alternative for rum is Sprite or 7-Up.

Margarita

The Margarita is a cocktail which has its origins in Mexico. The drink is known for its salty and strong taste. A margarita contains tequila, triple sec and lemon juice. Since the drink is so popular, several variations of the margarita are known. A margarita can be served on the rocks, which means that the drink is poured over ice rocks. The cocktail can be served as a frozen drink, which means that the drink is blended with ice or a margarita can be served straight up, which is without ice. For 4 cocktails, you will need the following ingredients: 1 can of frozen concentrated lemonade, 2 fluid ounces triple sec and 6 fluid ounces tequila. To make the perfect margarita, the following instructions should be followed. Shake the frozen lemonade, the triple sec and the tequila together. Rub the outer part of the glass with lime juice so the salt can stick to the glass. Then continue to dip the glass in a bowl of salt. Pour the mixture into the glass, and you have the perfect margarita.

Bloody Mary

A Bloody Mary is known as ‘’the most complex cocktail to make in history’’. Thus, do not be surprised if your Bloody Mary cocktail does not turn out to be perfect the first time since many professional bartenders still struggle from time to time.  The name of the cocktail is associated with Queen Mary I of England, whose nickname was Bloody Mary. A Bloody Mary is a cocktail that consists of vodka, tomato juice, and combinations of other spices and flavourings. Tabasco sauce, celery and cayenne pepper are a few examples. For the easier version of the Bloody Mary, the following ingredients are needed: 3 cups bottled Bloody Mary mix, 1 tablespoon horseradish, 1 teaspoon fresh dill, 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, 2 tablespoon dill pickle juice, ½ cup of kosher salt, 1 teaspoon grounded black pepper, 1 teaspoon celery seed, 1 juiced lime, 6 jiggers vodka, 6 dill pickle spears and 1 fresh lime cut into wedges. If you do not have all the ingredients at home, you can also try replacing those missing ingredients with those things that you do have at home. Firstly, mix the Bloody Mary mix, horseradish, dill, hot pepper sauce, and dill pickle juice together in a cocktail shaker. Then, stir together the kosher salt, pepper and celery seed. Dip each glass into the lime juice to coat the top of the glass, then into the spice mixture. Pour the Bloody Mary mixture and the vodka together in the glass, and use a wedge of lime for decoration.

Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan, in short ‘’Cosmo’’, gained its popularity amongst women since the drink was mentioned several times in the hit series ‘’Sex and the City’’. The Cosmopolitan is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice. The ingredients necessary for 1 serving are: 1 ½ ounces of fluid vodka, ¼ ounce lime juice, ¼ ounce triple sec, ¼ ounce cranberry juice, 1 cup of ice and 1 lime wedge for decoration. Mix all the ingredients together in a mixer. Then, pour the Cosmo in a glass and add some ice. For decoration, a lime wedge is optional.


Sex on the Beach

The ‘Sex on the Beach’ cocktail is a refreshing drink that is very popular for its fruity taste. There are two main variations of the cocktail. Type one consists of vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice. Type two contains vodka, Chambord, Midori Melon Liqueur, pineapple juice and cranberry juice. For the first type, the ingredients for one serving are 1 fluid ounce vodka, one fluid ounce peach schnapps, 3 fluid ounces orange juice and 3 fluid ounces cranberry juice. For decoration, an orange slice or ice can be used. Firstly, pour the vodka and the peach schnapps into a glass, preferably a highball glass. Then, pour the orange juice and cranberry juice into the highball glass. Use a slice of orange to decorate the glass. For the second type, the necessary ingredients are 1 ounce Chambord, ½ ounce vodka, ½ ounce of Midori Melon Liqueur, 3 ounces orange juice and 3 ounces cranberry juice. Pour the alcoholic fluids into a highball glass. Then, mix it with the orange juice and cranberry juice, and you have your Sex on the Beach cocktail.

Pina Colada

The Pina Colada is a sweet cocktail which is originally from Puerto Rico. Since 1978, the Pina Colada is the national drink in Puerto Rico. The cocktail consists of white rum, pineapple juice and coconut milk or coconut cream. The drink contains pineapple juice, which explains the name Pina Colada. Pina Colada literally means ‘’shredded pineapple’’. For two servings, you will need 1.5 cup of ice, ½ cup of pineapple, 2 ounces of pineapple juice, 2 ounces of coconut cream (or milk), 1.5 ounces of rum, 1 ounce of dark rum and pineapple slices. To make the perfect Pina Colada, pour the ice, pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut cream, white rum and dark rum into a blender and mix the mixture until it becomes a thick liquid. Then, pour the Pina Colada into two glasses and decorate them with the pineapple slices.

Mimosa

A Mimosa is a cocktail which was invented in 1925, in Paris. A Mimosa is a wine cocktail that consists of champagne and a citrus fruit juice, such as orange juice and served in a tall wine glass. The cocktail is usually served at special occasions such as brunches or weddings. For two servings, you will need ¾ cup of chilled champagne and ¼ cup of orange juice or any other citrus fruit juice. Mix the two drinks together. Then pour the drink in two tall wine glasses and make sure the Mimosa’s are served cold.

Martini

The Martini is one of the most popular drinks in the entire world. The cocktail contains gin and vermouth, and can be prepared in different ways. The first type of martini is the dry martini. For 1 serving of the dry martini, you will need cracked ice, 2 1/2 ounces dry gin and 1/2 ounce dry vermouth. Mix the gin and vermouth in a cocktail shaker for twenty seconds. Then, pour the mixture into a tall martini glass. The second type of Martini is the dirty Martini. For the dirty Martini, you will need 6 ounces of vodka, 1 fluid ounce brine from the olive jar and 4 stuffed green olives. Firstly, mix the vodka, the brine and the olives in a cocktail shaker. Then, pour the drink into a tall martini glass. This drink has become popular since it is usually featured in James Bond movies. The last type of Martini, is called the Perfect Martini. The Perfect Martini contains 2 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of dry vermouth, ice and a lemon twist. Firstly, measure the gin and vermouth in a mixing glass, then pour the mixture into a martini glass. For decoration, a lemon twist is optional.

Caipirinha

The Caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil since 1918. It is a cocktail made from lime, cachaça and sugar. Cachaça is an alcoholic beverage that is extremely popular in Brazil. It is similar to rum, since both beverages are made from sugarcane-derived products. Caipirinha’s can be served into one large glass, that people share amongst each other or the drink can be served in a can, so it can be served in individual glasses. The drink is served in many households and can be found in almost every restaurant or hotel in Brazil. For 1 Caipirinha, you will need 1 quartered lime, 1 teaspoon white sugar, 2 fluid ounces of cachaça and 1.5 cups of ice. Firstly, mix the sugar and lime quarters in a glass, and crush them with a muddler. Then, add the cachaça and the ice and stir the mixture again. Next, enjoy your perfect Caipirinha on a hot summer day.





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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