What Are Some Recipes for Cocktails?

What Are Some Recipes for Cocktails?

What Are Some Recipes for Cocktails?

The Americano, Mai Tai, Negroni, Martini and French 75 are classic cocktails. Make a French 75 by filling a cocktail shaker with ice and adding 1 1/2 ounces cognac, 1/2 ounce simple syrup and 1/2 ounce lemon juice. Shake vigorously, strain into a martini glass and top with sparkling wine.

Add ice to a rocks glass before pouring in 1 1/3 ounces frozen gin, 1 ounce sweet vermouth and 2/3 ounce Campari to make a classic Negroni. Garnish the drink with an orange wheel. Vary a Negroni by experimenting with different sweet vermouth from Martini & Rossi, Cinzano or Carpano Antica Formula.

Make the classic Manhattan cocktail with Italian or French sweet vermouth. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 2 ounces rye whiskey, 1 ounce Carpano Antica Formula and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters. Shake well and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish the drink with a maraschino cherry.

The Sidecar is another popular and satisfying cocktail. Fill a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes, 1 1/2 ounces VSOP cognac, 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier and 1/3 ounce fresh lemon juice. Shake well and double strain into a cold coupe glass. Serve a Sidecar over ice for a summertime-inspired drink.