Category archive: Recipes

When to Shake and When to Stir – Tips for Beginner Bartenders

Every aspiring bartender should be aware of the difference between stirring and shaking a glass. This detail could make the difference between a good and an excellent cocktail, so it’s best to read our guide on the matter.

3 Beer Cocktail Recipes

Want to surprise your guests with unique drinks? Then read our article and prepare these 3 delicious beer cocktails that are sure to make an impression on your friends and delight their senses. Quick and easy to make, any drink connoisseur is sure to enjoy every sip of these delicious recipes.

The Brandy Alexander Cocktail

The Brandy Alexander cocktail is a sweet mixed drink perfect for serving after dinner; both men and women enjoy it, but the latter category especially, because it contains ingredients like creme de Cacao, fresh cream and grated nutmeg.

The Negroni Cocktail

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

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

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

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

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 and Its History

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.

The Bijou Cocktail

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”.