Tag archive: cocktail

The Versatile Gimlet Cocktail

The Gimlet cocktail is such a versatile mixed drink because it featured in numerous bartender recipe books, and each author came up with their own version, or with the version they considered to be tastiest; in fact, some people even replace the gin with vodka.

The Rickey Cocktail

The Rickey cocktail has one of the most interesting stories behind; it was created by a happenstance collaboration between a bartender and his regular customer, Colonel Joe Rickey, who enjoyed starting his mornings with a mixture of bourbon and sparkling water.

The Pink Gin Cocktail

The Pink Gin cocktail is another one of the cocktails the British created abroad, while on their colonial missions; this time however, we have a mixed drink inspired by South American flavors, namely the Venezuelan Angostura bitters, here a dark red gentian variation.

The Pegu Club Cocktail

The Pegu Club cocktail is a mixed drink invented in Rangoon, Burma, in the 1920, while the country was part of the British colonies; thus, it was invented at a bar mostly frequented by British officers and officials and other foreigners, which is what made it popular in the rest of the world as well.

The Last Word Cocktail

The Last Word is one of the most representative Prohibition-era cocktails, because it is based on gin, which was one of the types of alcohol most easily found; this is because it was easy to cook at home, in the bathtub, a habit many people took to at that time.

The “Death in the Afternoon” Cocktail Recipe

The Death in the Afternoon cocktail has one of the most interesting origins, as it was invented by the renowned American writer Ernest Hemingway for a cocktail book that featured innovative recipes from numerous other famous authors as well.

The Fizz Cocktail

The Fizz Cocktail has been a very popular mixed drink ever since its invention in the late 1800s; part of its popularity was added by the fact that one could prepare numerous variations on the drink by adding various ingredients like sparkling wine, eggs, or orange flower water.

The Irish Car Bomb Cocktail Recipe

The Irish Car Bomb cocktail does exactly what it’s name says, because the combination of Irish stout beer with Irish cream and Irish whiskey is a potent mixture which can knock out those who aren’t used to drinking such powerful stuff.

The Aviation Cocktail

The Aviation cocktail was invented by a head bartender, Hugo Ensslin and, while it has nothing to do with actual aviation, its name might stem from the effects it has on the drinker; what makes this mixed drink so special is the addition of the rare and special creme de violette.

The Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail

The Long Island Iced Tea cocktail is a very popular mixed drink ideal for warm summer afternoons because it contains lots of ice and is refreshing; however, one must be careful with consumption because it contains a high volume of alcohol, much more so than other highballs.

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