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 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.
The French 75 cocktail was created in France, Paris in 1915, at the New York Bar; the creator was bartender and owner Harry MacElhone, famous for having invented other cocktail as well, such as Bloody Mary or the Side Car.
Sour cocktails are very interesting and refreshing because they all use in common lime or lemon juice in order to remove some of the harshness of the alcohols used in them; speaking of alcohol, the most common types used for sours are whiskey, bourbon, gin and brandy.
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 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 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 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.