20 Incredible Classic Cocktail Recipes to Try at Home
At the beginning of 2013, we spent several weeks at the home bar, fine-tuning and adjusting 20 classic cocktail recipes. If you’re looking for some classic drink recipes – some familiar and some obscure – then this list is a great place to get started…
Bourbon Cocktail Recipes
The Old Fashioned: Well over 100 years ago, drinkers who became fed up with all of the “new” cocktail recipes, started ordering this no-frills throwback: bourbon, bitters, simple syrup, and soda water.
Brandy Cocktail Recipes
The Jack Rose: Hello, spring!
The Deauville: a Sidecar dressed up for a night out on the town. Take her out; you won’t regret it.
The Sidecar: Nevertheless, there’s something to be said for the original.
Gin Cocktail Recipes
Amoretti Aviation: A World War I classic that has converted many gin-haters into gin-lovers!
The Bridal Martini: Would Bond recognize this drink recipe as a martini? Probably not. Is it incredible nonetheless? Absolutely.
The Clover Club: Once enjoyed by Philadelphia gentlemen in the early 20th century, it’s now fallen into obscurity. We’re hoping you might join us in changing that.
The Ramos Gin Fizz will completely change the way you respond to hearing ‘gin’ and ‘milk’ in the same sentence.
Singapore Sling: Our version of this Oriental cocktail has eight ingredients; seven of them are probably already in your kitchen!
Tom Collins: A fresh drink for a fresh joke (read the blog post for the story!).
Rum Cocktail Recipes
The Bishop Cocktail: Rum and red wine? You better believe it!
The Hurricane: Not a big rum fan? When you try this drink recipe, that won’t matter one bit. This cocktail recipe was created to unload cases of rum under Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor Policy.
The Mai-Tai: Who knew kitsch could taste so good?
The Mojito is one of the modern world’s oldest cocktails, with roots going back to the mid-17th century.
The Rum Daiquiri was good enough for Hemingway and every World War II Naval Office in D.C. Try this easy on-the-rocks drink recipe.
Scotch Cocktail Recipes
Tequila Cocktail Recipes
Tequila Sunrise: We recommend a sunset with this smooth-sipper.
Vodka Cocktail Recipes
The Sea Breeze: Arguably the most loosely-defined cocktail of all time. Read about its volatile history.
Whiskey Cocktail Recipes
The Manhattan: Grab a great bottle of rye whiskey, and celebrate a cocktail recipe that has deeper roots in the United States than most modern Americans.
The Sazerac: The Manhattan’s cousin… but better.