If you want to organize a classy party with exquisite food and all the qualities of hospitality, you can serve the Negroni cocktail as an aperitif that is both tasty and easy to make as long as you add one part gin, one part vermouth rosso and one part Campari; you garnish with a wedge of orange and the drink is ready.
The Tequila Sunrise cocktail is a very popular long drink, created many decades ago in an Arizona hotel; its original recipe was left in favor of a more popular one, which uses grenadine syrup instead of creme de cassis and lime juice.
The Whiskey Sour cocktail is tasty and refreshing, but it must be consumed with care because the lemon juice from its ingredients can hide the high potency of the Bourbon whiskey; nevertheless, with its appealing presentation and ice cube coolness, it is a great beverage for all occasions.
The Appletini cocktail is the most popular variation of the Martini, so much so that it even surpassed its predecessor and got to have its own variations made after it; one example is “Rumpletini”, which is made with rum instead of vodka.
The Boilermaker cocktail is not a cocktail in the true sense, because its two main ingredients, whiskey and beer can also be consumed separately; here, the beer is used as a chaser to sip on after the shot of whiskey has been drunk.
The highball cocktail refers to a family of mixed drinks that have an alcohol base spirit and a larger part of non-alcoholic mixer; a good example is the Cuba Libre which is made using one part rum and three parts Cola, or the Scotch and Soda where whiskey is simply mixed with carbonated water.
There are no records of who might have created the Bijou cocktail, but we do know it was very popular during the 19th century before the apparition of vodka martinis, and that it was first mentioned in writing in Harry Johnson’s “New and Improved Bartender Manual”.
Many cocktail have funny names, and the Incredible Hulk cocktail is one of the most representative; the drink, made with blue Hpnotiq, becomes green when cognac is added, much like the comic book hero which has trouble containing his rage.
The Corpse Reviver cocktail is in fact a family of cocktails prepared with the intention to cure hangovers; these cocktails are not related by ingredients or preparation, but only through name and purpose, and the countless recipes come from countless anonymous bartenders.