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.
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”.
The “Sex on the Beach” cocktail is one of the most notorious cocktails in the world not only because of its name, but also because it is associated with spring break and the wild fun students have on this long vacation in the United States especially.
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 more popular version of the Hurricane cocktail originated in the French Quarter of New Orleans, when bar owner Pat O’Brien needed a solution to sell of the less popular rum that he was forced to purchase from local distributor in order to get popular alcoholic drinks like whiskey and scotch.
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 name of the Mai Tai cocktail means “very good” in Tahitian and the basic recipe calls for ingredients like white rum, dark rum, orange curaçao, Orgeat syrup and freshly squeezed lime juice; all the ingredients are mixed in a shaker with ice, except the dark rum, which is added lastly in the glass.
If you want to know how to prepare an Old-Fashion cocktail, it’s best to have a muddler, which is a very useful tool for crushing the sugar in the bitters before adding the ice and the bourbon whiskey that complete this classic recipe; the right glass is also essential, but generally any large glass will do.