Bloody Mary

Ingredients

  • 50ml of vodka
  • 90ml of tomato juice
  • 20ml of fresh lemon juice
  • Dash of Tabasco
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • Celery stick
  • Lemon
  • Ice

Method

Add dashes of Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce to an ice-filled tumbler glass.
Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour in the liquid ingredients and stir gently.
Garnish with a  celery stick and lemon wedge.





Caipirinha

Ingredients

  • 70ml of cachaca
  • Half a lime, quartered
  • Half to 2 tsp sugar
  • Ice

Method

Cut half of a lime into small wedges.
Place the lime and sugar into a small tumbler glass and muddle well.
Add a few ice cubes.
Top the drink with cachaça and stir well.





Cosmopolitan

Ingredients

  • 30ml of vodka
  • 20ml of Cointreau
  • 30ml of cranberry juice
  • 10ml of fresh lemon juice
  • Orange peel
  • Ice

Method

Add all the liquid ingredients to the shaker with ice and shake well.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of orange peel.





Daiquiri

Ingredients

  • 50ml of white rum
  • 35ml of fresh lime juice
  • 4tsp of sugar syrup
  • 1 thin slice of lime

Method

Place the rum, lime juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker and shake well to combine.
Pour into a coupe glass and serve garnished with a slice of lime.





French'75

Ingredients

  • 45ml of dry gin
  • 10ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 5ml of sugar syrup (or 1tsp of superfine sugar)
  • 1 lemon twist
  • Ice
  • Champagne

Method

Shake the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup with cubed ice in a shaker.
Strain into a champagne flute, top up with champagne & garnish with a twist of lemon.





Gin & Tonic

Ingredients

  • 50ml of gin
  • Tonic water
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • 1 slice of lime
  • 1 sprig of rosemary (optional)
  • Ice

Method

Pour the gin into an ice-filled tumbler glass.
Add tonic almost to the brim.
Garnish with slices of lemon and lime (for a twist you could add spring of rosemary).
Serve with a straw.





Mai Tai

Ingredients

  • 30ml of white rum
  • 30ml of dark rum
  • 30ml of Cointreau
  • 50ml of fresh lime juice
  • 10ml of Orgeat syrup
  • 10ml of Grenadine syrup
  • 1 pineapple slice
  • 1 lime peel
  • Ice

Method

Put all the ingredients except the dark rum into the shaker with ice and Shake well.
Strain the liquid into an ice-filled tall tumbler or Poco Grande glass, and float the dark rum on top.
Garnish with a pineapple slice and a twist of lime peel.





Manhattan

Ingredients

  • 50ml of bourbon
  • 25ml of sweet red vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 1tsp of syrup from a jar of maraschino cherries
  • 1 twist of orange zest
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • Ice

Method

Place the bourbon, vermouth, bitters and syrup into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir well.
Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist and a maraschino cherry.





Margarita

Ingredients

  • 35ml of tequila
  • 20ml of Cointreau
  • 35ml of fresh lime juice
  • 1 slice of lime
  • Salt
  • Ice

Method

Pour the tequila, Cointreau and lime juice into a cocktail shaker.
Add a handful of ice cubes and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
Strain into a martini glass with half the rim damped with water, then dipped in salt.
Garnish with a slice of lime.





Martini

Ingredients

  • 80ml of gin
  • 10ml of dry vermouth
  • 1 olive
  • Lemon twist (optional)
  • Ice

Method

Pour the ingredients into the shaker with ice and stir well.
Strain the liquid into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with an olive or a twist of lemon peel.





Mint Julep

Ingredients

  • 100ml of bourbon whiskey
  • 20g of caster sugar
  • Soda water
  • 20-25 mint leaves and a mint sprig
  • Ice

Method

Place the mint leaves in the bottom of a glass and top with the sugar.
Muddle these together until the leaves begin to break down.
Add a splash of soda water, fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice and add the bourbon whiskey.
Top with another splash of soda water, stir and garnish with a sprig of mint.





Mojito

Ingredients

  • 25ml of white rum
  • 1 lime
  • 2tbsp of brown sugar
  • Mint leaves
  • Soda water
  • Ice

Method

Place a few mint leaves, sugar and half a lime (cut into cubes) into a tall tumbler glass and gently bash with the muddler until it becomes a paste.
Add plenty of crushed ice and pour in the rum.
Top up the glass with soda water, stir and garnish with a mint leaf and a slice of lime.
Serve with a straw.





Moscow Mule

Ingredients

  • 60ml of vodka
  • 120ml of ginger beer
  • 2 slices of lime
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Ice

Method

Add ice to a tall tumbler glass or copper mug.
Squeeze the limes over the ice and drop in the lime rinds.
Pour in the vodka.
Top with the ginger beer and stir gently.





Negroni

Ingredients

  • 25ml of gin
  • 25ml of Campari
  • 25ml of red vermouth
  • 1 twist of orange peel
  • Ice

Method

Pour the gin, Campari and vermouth into a tumbler filled with ice.
Stir together with a long spoon and decorate with the orange peel.





Old Fashioned

Ingredients

  • 60ml of Scotch whisky or bourbon
  • 2tsp of sugar syrup
  • 1-2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • Splash of water
  • Soda water (optional)
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • Ice

Method

Put the sugar, bitters and water in a small tumbler.
Fill glass with ice and stir in the whisky.
Add soda water if you like and mix.
Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.





Pina Colada

Ingredients

  • 50ml of white rum
  • 80ml of pineapple juice
  • 30ml of coconut milk
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • Pineapple slice
  • Ice

Method

Blend the liquid ingredients in a food processor with ice, then pour into a Poco Grande glass.
Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.
Serve with a straw.





Tequila Sunrise

Ingredients

  • 50ml of tequila
  • Fresh orange juice
  • 1tbsp of Grenadine syrup
  • 1 slice of orange
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • Ice

Method

Pour the tequila into a highball glass filled with ice and top up with fresh orange juice.
Pour the grenadine in down the side of the glass so that it sinks to the bottom.
To serve, garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.





Tom Collins

Ingredients

  • 50ml of dry gin
  • 25ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Lemon wedges
  • 2tsp of sugar
  • Soda water
  • Ice

Method

Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar and gin to a glass and stir.
Add plenty of cubed ice and stir again.
Top with soda water and stir for a final time.
Garnish with the lemon wedge and serve.





Whisky Sour

Ingredients

  • 50ml of blended whisky
  • 20ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 20ml of sugar syrup
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • Ice

Method

Fill a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice.
Pour in the whisky, lemon juice and sugar syrup.
Shake, shake, shake.
Strain into a tumbler glass and garnish with a slice of lemon and a maraschino cherry.





White Russian

Ingredients

  • 60ml of vodka
  • 2tbsp of Kahlua
  • 1 tbsp of cream
  • Ice

Method

Mix together all the ingredients.
Put some ice cubes in a small tumbler and pour the cocktail over the top.