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Amaretto Sour belongs to a traditional family of mixed
sours. Common examples of sours are the
Margarita and the
Sidecar. Sours belong to one of the old families of original
cocktails. Sours are mixed drinks containing a base liquor (Amaretto in the case
of an Amaretto Sour), lemon or lime juice, and a sweetener...
Bloody Mary is a popular cocktail containing
juice, and usually other spices or flavorings such as
Tabasco sauce, beef consomme or bouillon, horseradish, celery, olive, salt,
black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and celery salt...
Bombardino is a drink popular in Italy during the Winter,
especially in the ski resorts. It is made by mixing 1/2 Advocaat or eggnog and
1/2 Brandy. Its name is supposedly derived from one of its first imbibers noting
its hot temperature and high alcohol and remarking (in Italian) "It's like a
bomb!". Now they add caffeine power drinks...
Buck's Fizz is an alcoholic drink made with orange
juice and champagne. Some older recipes list
grenadine as an additional ingredient, although the International
Bartenders Association recipe does not include it. The drink is named after
London's Buck's Club where it was invented as an excuse to begin drinking
Caesar, sometimes referred to as a Bloody Caesar, after the similar
Mary, is a cocktail popular mainly in Canada. It typically contains vodka,
clamato (a blend of tomato juice and clam broth),
Worcestershire sauce and
and is served on the rocks in a large, celery salt-rimmed glass...
Brazil's national cocktail, made with
cachaça, sugar and
limes. Cachaça is Brazil's most common distilled alcoholic beverage. While
both rum and cachaça are made from sugarcane-derived products, most rum
is made from molasses...
Cerveza Preparada ("Prepared beer") is a
Mexican term for a mixed beer drink involving juices and/or sauces. In
English cerveza preparada would be considered a beer cocktail, or a
shandy. The drink dates back to the
1940s, when mixing beer with tomato juice and hot sauce or
salsa became popular in Mexico...
Coquito is an
beverage traditionally served in Puerto Rico. It is made with egg yolks, rum,
coconut milk, coconut cream, sweet condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
The drink is commonly associated with the Christmas holidays...
Cosmopolitan is a vodka-based cocktail that has
become very popular with women, especially since its prominent appearance in the
popular HBO television show "Sex and the City"...
The Cuba Libre (in English, "Free Cuba") is a
highball made of Cola, lime, and white rum. This highball is often
referred to as a Rum and Coke or a Coke and Sugar in the
United States and Canada, where the lime juice is optional...
daiquiri is a classic rum cocktail,
consisting of white rum, lime juice, and sugar or syrup; it is a basic
rum sour. It is particularly associated with Cuba and with Ernest
Hemingway. Classically it is a simple drink (a rum sour), served in a
Dark and Stormy (or Dark 'n' Stormy) is an alcoholic
highball style cocktail popular in many British Commonwealth countries, such as
Australia and Bermuda. It consists of dark rum and
ginger beer over ice. The
local rum is usually used, for example, Bundaberg in Australia or Goslings in
gin and tonic is a highball cocktail made
gin and tonic water, usually
garnished with a slice of lemon or lime and served over ice. The amount
of gin varies according to taste from 25% to 50%...
Grenadine is traditionally a red syrup. It is
used as an ingredient in cocktails, both for its flavor and to give a
reddish/pink tinge to mixed drinks. "Grenadines" are also made by mixing
the syrup with cold water in a glass or pitcher, sometimes with ice...
hurricane is an extremely sweet alcoholic
drink made from lime juice, passion fruit syrup and rum. It is one of
many popular drinks served in New Orleans. The creation of this passion
fruit-colored relative of a Daiquiri drink is credited to New Orleans
tavern owner Pat O'Brien...
Kamikaze is made of equal parts
Triple Sec and lime juice. According to the International Bartenders
Association, it is served straight up in a cocktail glass. Garnish is typically
a wedge or twist of lime. The result is a lightly sweet, very tart, and subtly funky
cocktail. It does not seem very strong, but it very much is...
Kir is a popular French cocktail made with a
crème de cassis (blackcurrant
liqueur) topped up with white wine.
In France it is usually drunk as an apéritif before a meal or snack.
Originally the wine used was Bourgogne Aligoté, a lesser white
wine of Burgundy...
Iced Tea, a summer drink, is a highball made with, among other ingredients,
tequila, and rum.
A popular version mixes equal parts vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple
sec with 1 1/2 parts sour mix and a splash of cola...
Macuá is a cocktail made with white rum and fruit juices,
usually lemon and guava juice. The Macuá is noted as the national drink of
Nicaragua. The drink is named after a tropical bird native to the country...
Manhattan is a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and
Commonly used whiskeys include rye (the traditional choice), Canadian whisky,
bourbon, blended whiskey and Tennessee whiskey...
margarita is the most common
tequila-based cocktail in
the United States, made with tequila mixed with triple sec
(an orange-flavored liqueur made from the dried peel of oranges from the
Caribbean) and lime or lemon
juice, often served with salt on the glass rim...
martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth and garnished with
an olive. Over the years, the martini has become one of the most well-known
mixed alcoholic beverages.
While variations are many, a standard modern martini is an approximate four to
one ratio, made by combining approximately two ounces (or 55ml) of gin, and
approximately half an ounce (or 15ml) of dry vermouth...
Mimosa is a cocktail-like drink composed of
1 part champagne or other sparkling wine and 1 part thoroughly chilled
orange juice. It is traditionally served in a tall champagne flute with
a morning brunch or to guests at weddings...
mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, associated with the
cuisine of the Southern United States.
A mint julep is traditionally made of four ingredients: mint,
and water. Traditionally, spearmint is the mint of choice used in
Southern states; in particular, Kentucky Colonel...
Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball. A
Mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: white rum, sugar
(traditionally sugar cane juice), lime, sparkling water and mint. The
original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or "Yerba buena", a much lighter
mint variety very popular in the island...
Moscow Mule is a Buck or Mule made with vodka,
ginger beer, and lime. The name refers to the popular perception
of vodka as a Russian product and the intense flavor "kick" of ginger beer.
Ironically, ginger beer is generally not available in Russia...
Mulled wine, variations of which are popular
around the world, is wine, usually red, combined with spices and
typically served warm. Nowadays, it is a traditional drink during
winter, especially around Christmas...
Negroni cocktail is made of 1 part
gin, 1 part sweet
vermouth, and 1 part
bitters, traditionally Campari. It is considered an
apéritif, a pre-dinner cocktail intended to stimulate the appetite...
The paloma (Spanish for "dove") is a tequila-based
cocktail, most commonly prepared by mixing
tequila with a grapefruit-flavored soda such as Squirt and served
on the rocks with a lime wedge. Optionally, the glass may also be rimmed with
Pimm's is a brand of alcoholic beverages now owned by
Diageo. Its most popular product is Pimm's No. 1 Cup. There are six
Pimm's products, only two of which remain in continuous production. The
essential difference among them is the base alcohol used to produce
piña colada (Spanish, "strained pineapple") is a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with hard rum, coconut
cream, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It
may be garnished with a pineapple wedge or a maraschino cherry. The piña colada
has been the official beverage of Puerto Rico since 1978...
Pink Gin is a cocktail made fashionable in the United Kingdom
in the mid-19th century, consisting of gin and a dash of 'pink' (Angostura
bitters, a dark red
extract of gentian and spices, known from the 1820s at Angostura, Venezuela but
now made in Trinidad and Tobago)...
Pisco Sour is a cocktail containing
pisco, lemon or lime juice,
egg whites, simple syrup, and regional bitters (like Amargo bitters,
though Angostura bitters work if regional bitters are unavailable)...
The Rob Roy is
a cocktail similar to a
Manhattan. The drink is named for the Scottish folk hero Robert
Roy MacGregor. The Rob Roy is made with Scotch whisky, while the Manhattan is
traditionally made with rye...
Rum Swizzle is a rum-based cocktail often called
"Bermuda's national drink". It has been said that this potent cocktail is "as
much a part of Bermuda Island culture and cuisine as is the Bermuda onion, the
vibrant hibiscus, or the graceful Bermuda Longtail"...
A Rusty Nail is made by mixing Drambuie and
Scotch. Many prefer less Drambuie
to decrease the sweetness of the drink. Scotch has a fairly biting and
hot taste that is counterbalanced by the honeyed, herbal overtones of
the Drambuie. A Rusty Nail can be served in an old-fashioned glass on
the rocks, neat, or "up" in a stemmed glass...
sake bomb or sake bomber is a drink
made by pouring
sake into a shot
glass and dropping it into a glass of beer. Sometimes two chopsticks are
placed parallel on top of the glass of beer, and the shot glass is
balanced carefully between them. The drinker then chants
"sake...sake...sake...BOMB!", slamming the table with two balled fists,
and the sake drops into the beer...
Sangria (Spanish: sangría; meaning "bloody") is
a wine punch typical of Spain. Because of the variation in recipes, sangria's
alcoholic content can vary greatly. The ingredients in sangria vary,
particularly in the type of fruit used and the kind of spirits added (if any)...
Sangrita (not to be confused with the Spanish wine-and-fruit-based alcoholic beverage
sangria) means “little blood”. It
is a customary partner to a shot of straight
tequila blanco, whose origin dates back to the
Sazerac is one of the oldest known cocktails, with its origins in pre-Civil War New Orleans, Louisiana. The original
drink is based on a combination of Cognac and
bitters created by Antoine Amédée
Peychaud in the 1830s...
Shandygaff or Shandy, a beverage first
invented in the United Kingdom, is beer flavoured with
ginger beer or ginger ale.
Carbonated lemonade or citrus-flavored soda may also be used. In German,
this type of drink is called a Radler (German for "Cyclist") in
Southern or Alster in Northern Germany...
Shirley Temple (also known as a Grenadine
Lemonade) is a non-alcoholic mixed drink made with either seltzer,
ginger ale, Sprite or 7 Up and mixed with
garnished with maraschino cherries and a slice of orange. Orange juice
is often added, especially in Canada. It is often served to children
dining with adults to let them share the experience of drinking a
Sidecar is a classic cocktail traditionally made with
Cognac, orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier or another triple sec), and
lemon juice. The sidecar serves as the foundation for many of the most popular
cocktails of the last century: the
Kamikaze, to name
Singapore Sling is a cocktail that was invented by Ngiam Tong Boon, a
bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore before 1915.
Recipes published in articles about Raffles Hotel prior to the 1970s are
significantly different from current recipes, and "Singapore Slings" drunk in
Singapore at large deviate from the recipe used at Raffles Hotel...
sour is a traditional family of mixed
drinks. Common examples of sours are the
Margarita and the
belong to one of the old families of original cocktails. Sours are mixed
drinks containing a base liquor (bourbon or some other whiskey in the
case of a whiskey sour), lemon or lime juice, and a sweetener (triple
sec, simple syrup, grenadine, or pineapple juice are common)...
Tequila Sunrise is a cocktail made in two
different ways, the original (tequila,
crème de cassis, lime juice and soda water) and the more popular concoction
(tequila, orange juice, and
Originally served at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, the cocktail is named for the
way it looks after it has been poured into a glass...
is a well-known mixed drink
containing Bourbon whiskey, lemon juice, sugar, and optionally, a dash
of egg white to make it a Boston Sour. It is shaken and served
either straight or over ice. The traditional garnish is half an orange
slice and a maraschino cherry...
White Lady (also known as a Delilah, Chelsea
Side-car and Lillian Forever) is essentially a
Sidecar made with gin in place of brandy. The cocktail sometimes
also includes additional ingredients, e.g. egg white, sugar and cream...
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