Some names of popular alcoholic drinks are tequila sunrise, Bloody Mary, gin and tonic, godfather and black Russian. Any of these drinks should be familiar to most bartenders.
The tequila sunrise is an attractive drink served in a tall glass. As its name implies, it has tequila, orange juice and grenadine with an orange slice and maraschino cherry for garnish. The tequila sunrise has several origin stories, ranging from being invented in Mexico in the 1950s, to being created in the Arizona Hotel in the 1930s, or in California in the 1970s.
The classic Bloody Mary, garnished with a celery stalk and two stuffed green olives, is made with sea salt, vodka, V-8 juice, Worcestershire sauce, a dash of Tabasco sauce and salt and pepper. It is also served in a tall glass.
The gin and tonic is made of gin, tonic water and fresh lime juice poured over four ice cubes in a lowball glass that is then garnished by a wedge of lime. The godfather is made with amaretto liqueur. It is simply two parts Scotch whiskey to one-half part amaretto strained onto ice in a rocks glass. The black Russian is a drink made from vodka and coffee liqueur poured over ice in an old-fashioned glass.