Rob Roy

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Scotch
3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1 dash Orange Bitters

Instructions:
Shake well with cracked ice.
Strain into cocktail glass.

Rattlesnake

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Blended Whiskey
1 Egg White
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp. Sugar
1/4 tsp. Anis

Instructions:
Shake well with cracked ice.
Strain into cocktail glass.

Caipirinha

Brazil’s national cocktail made with cachaça, sugar and lime. It can be made with rum… but it won’t be the same.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2.5 oz Cachaca
2 Limes
Superfine sugar
Crushed ice

Instructions:
Cut the lime in half, and cut one half of the lime into four wedges and place in the glass.
Add one to three tablespoons of sugar.
Muddle the limes and sugar together. Be careful not to break the skin of the lime.
Pack crushed ice in the glass all the way to the top.
Fill glass with cachaca
Shake and garnish with a wedge or slice of lime.

Old Fashioned

Originating in the early 1800′s the Old Fashioned may be the first drink to be called a cocktail. It is traditionally served in a short glass now called an Old Fashioned glass.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 ounces rye whiskey
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura bitters
club soda

Instructions:
Place the sugar cube in an Old-Fashioned glass. ADD 2 or 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and a splash of water or club soda. Crush the sugar with a wooden muddler OR strong spoon. Rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters give it a lining. Add a large ice cube. Pour in the rye (or bourbon). Serve with a stirring rod. Garnish with an orange slice or cherries.

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

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

Gibson

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

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

Daiquiri

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

Instructions:
Shake well with cracked ice.
Strain into cocktail glass.

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

Directions:
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.

Daiquiri

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

Directions:
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!

Sazerac

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

Instructions:
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!