Seven Stylish Bar Drinks

Seven Stylish Bar Drinks

Martini

Seven Stylish Bar Drinks

Some like their cocktails sweet and fruity; others want them brisk and sour; and martini lovers are in a class by themselves.  Keep these recipes in your repertoire and you’ll be covered no matter whom you’re hosting. Remember to drink and serve responsibly!

Cosmopolitan

INGREDIENTS

1/4 Cup (2 Ounces) Vodka

2 Tablespoons (1 Ounce) Orange Liqueur

2 Tablespoons (1 Ounce) Cranberry Juice

1 Tablespoons (1/2 Ounce) Lime Juice

In a cocktail shaker combine all ingredients. Add ice cubes, cover and shake until very cold.  Strain liquid into chilled glass. If desired, garnish with lime peel twist. Makes 1 serving.

Mai Tai

INGREDIENTS

1/3 Cup Pineapple Juice

3 Tablespoons (1 1/2 Ounces) Rum

3 Tablespoons (1 1/2 Ounces) Orange Liqueur

2 Tablespoons (1 Ounce) Grenadine Syrup

Dash Lime Juice

Dash Sugar

In a cocktail shaker combine all ingredients.  Add ice cubes, cover and shake until very cold. Strain liquid into tall glass filled with crushed ice.  If desired, garnish with fresh fruit (such as strawberries, kiwifruit, orange wedges) threaded on long skewer.  Makes 1 serving.

Vodka Gimlet

INGREDIENTS

3 Tablespoons (1 1/2 Ounces) Vodka or Gin

1 Tablespoon (1/2 Ounce) Bottled Sweetened Lime Juice

In a cocktail shaker combine vodka and sweetened lime juice. Add ice cubes, cover and shake until very cold. Strain liquid into an ice-filled glass.  If desired garnish with a lime peel twist.  Makes 1 serving.

Sidecar

INGREDIENTS

1/4 Cup (2 Ounces) Brandy

2 Tablespoons (1 Ounce) Lemon Juice

2 Tablespoons (1 Ounce) Orange Liqueur

Wet the rim of a chilled glass with water. Dip rim into dish of sugar to coat.  Set aside.  In a cocktail shaker combine all ingredients.  Add ice cubes, cover and shake until very cold. Strain liquid into prepared glass filled with additional ice cubes.  If desired garnish with quartered lemon slices.  Makes 1 serving.

Whiskey Sour

INGREDIENTS

1/4 Cup (2 Ounces) Bourbon

2 Tablespoons (1 Ounce) Lime Juice

2 Tablespoons (1 Ounce) Lemon Juice

1 Tablespoon Sugar

In a rocks glass combine all ingredients. Using a spoon, stir until combined and sugar is dissolved.  Add ice cubes.  If desired, garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.  Makes 1 serving

Blackberry Fizz

INGREDIENTS

5 Fresh or Frozen Blackberries (Thawed)

1 Tablespoon (1/2 Ounce) Lime Juice

1 Teaspoon Superfine Sugar

3 Tablespoons (1 1/2 Ounces) Cognac or Other Brandy

3 Tablespoons (1 1/2 Ounces) Sparkling Wine

In a cocktail shaker combine blackberries, lime juice, superfine sugar.  To muddle, gently crush berries with the back of a spoon. Add cognac or other brandy and ice cubes.  Cover and shake until very cold.  Strain liquid into an ice filled glass.  Add chilled sparkling wine.  Garnish with additional blackberries and, if desired, a mint sprig.  Makes 1 serving. 

Martini

INGREDIENTS

3 Green Olives

1/4 Cup (2 Ounces) Gin or Vodka

1 1/2 Teaspoons (1/4 Ounce) Dry Vermouth

Thread green olives on a cocktail pick. Set aside. In a cocktail shaker combine gin (or vodka) and dry vermouth. Add ice cubes.  Cover and shake until very cold. Strain liquid into a martini glass.  Garnish with olives and/or a lemon peel twist.  Makes 1 serving. 

Vintage Travel Bar Set

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