The Sidecar

Invented in the early 1900’s and was popular until the beginning of World War II, the sidecar has been making a comeback. Sidecars come using a variety of liquors, brandy, gin, vodka and irish whisky, but cognac is the original.

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. VS or VSOP cognac
3/4 oz. Cointreau
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a sugared rim.
Garnish with an orange peel.


A classic twist on the martini, just hold the olives please and replace with pearled onions.

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
Pearl onions
Lemon Peel

Shake well with cracked ice.
Strain into cocktail glass.
Decorate with a twist of lemon peel and 1-3 pearl onions.

English Mule

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Gin
3 oz. Ginger Wine
2 1/2 oz. Orange Juice
Club Soda

Combine all but soda and ginger with ice.
Shake well and strain into collins glass.
Add ice and fill with club soda.
Decorate with ginger.


The Daiquiri is thought to have been developed in the late 1800’s in Cuba as a medicinal treatment for malaria. In recent years the Daiquiri has been frozen, we will leave that option to the newbies.

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Light Rum
1 tsp. Powdered Sugar
Juice of 1 Lime

Shake well with cracked ice.
Strain into cocktail glass.

Beau Rivage

Cocktail Recipe:
1 1/2 oz.Vodka
1 tsp. Sugar Syrup
1 tsp. Pernod
1 cucumber slice

Mix everything, except cucumber, with cracked ice in shaker and pour into glass. Decorate with cucumber slice

Seven Sinful Years

A distinguished daiquiri with a little bite. Make with a nice dark rum, I prefer El Dorado 15yr.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 oz dark rum
2 thin slices of ginger
1 oz light rum
1 oz dry orange curacao
Juice of half a lime
Dash of Angostura bitters

In a Boston shaker buddle ginger with a dash of sugar water. Add all ingredients and shake well until frost forms on the glass. Strain into a pre-chilled Daiquiri glass and garnish with a slice of crystalized ginger and a lime wheel.


Mmmmm… Perfecto for a hot summer day! This is the traditional Daiquiri, no blenders required for the mixing of the drink but it does require the perfect ice, crushed. Feel free to add flavors to it as it will easily soak them up.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2oz light rum
1 spoonful of sugar
The juice of half a lime
A dash of maraschino juice

Add crushed ice to mixing cup, shake well until front forms on the outside. Pour in a martini glass and garnish with a cherry and/or lime and kick back, relax and enjoy!


Great for summer and winter. One of the oldest cocktails, this one is always best served chilled chilled glass, not on the rocks.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2oz Rye, do not use bourbon
1/4 oz simple syrup
4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
Splash of water

Fill mixing glass with ice and stir contents until chilled. Do NOT shake. Strain into an old-fashioned glass. Twist lemon peel for oils and discard. Serve and enjoy!


Martini Recipe


Invented in the late 1800’s, the martini is a versatile drink that can have many different flavors added to it. A true martini is made with gin although some make it with vodka and still call it a martini, it should be called a vodkatini.

Here’s the recipe for the classic cocktail:

Cocktail ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Gin
Dash (1/8 oz) Dry Vermouth

Stir well (or shake if you like it James Bond style) and strain
a martini glass. Garnish with an olive or two and/or a twist of lemon.

Moscow Mule

Made famous in the vodka craze in the 50’s, the Moscow Mule is a refreshing drink.

Cocktail ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Lime Juice
Top with Ginger Beer

Pour vodka and lime juice into a collins glass half filled with ice, fill with ginger beer, stir, garnish with a slice of lime.