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Alcoholic Cocktail Recipes

Updated on April 8, 2012

Cocktail Recipes

Hello and Welcome,

Below are recipes to alcoholic beverages so you can make your own cocktails the next time you have a party.

Many people purchase can pineapple, orange, cranberry and grapefruit juices but you can also use fresh juices. Preparing fresh squeezed juices creates a more flavorsome mixed drink. Also, preparing fruit wedges such as pineapple, orange, lemon and limes adds a pop to any mixed drink that is made with fruit juices.


Bay Breeze
1 1/2 oz. vodka, 2 oz. pineapple juice and 2 oz. cranberry juice - add a wedge of pineapple.

Bellini
1 1/2 oz. white peach puree, 4 oz. sparkling wine - orange half-moon.

Bloody Mary
1 shot vodka, 6 oz. tomato juice, 1/2 tsp. horseradish, 10 drops Tabasco sauce, 20 drops of Worcestershire sauce - celery stalk, lemon wedge and celery salt on the rim of the glass.

Cape Code
1 shot vodka with cranberry juice - wedge of lime.

Champagne Cocktail
1 sugar cube, 2 dashes bitters, 6 oz. sparkling wine or champagne - lemon twist
Instructions : In a champagne flute pour bitters over the sugar cube, pour in sparkling wines then garnish with a twist.

Cosmopolitan
1 1/2 citron vodka, 1/2 shot triple sec, 1/2 oz. lime juice, 1 oz. cranberry juice - lime wedge.

Cuba Libre
1 1/2 Rum topped with cola - a squeeze of lime on top of drink - lime wedge.

Prepare Beforehand

Prepare - Stock Up - Mix

Fruit:  Cut into wedges or half moons.

Create circles, place a slice in it to garnish your cocktail.

Cut into circles, cut in half, place a slice into it to place on the rim of the glass.

Lemons, Limes and oranges basic wedge.  Place a slice into the wedge to place on the rim of the glass.

Cocktail Recipes Continued

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
1 1/2 oz. rum, 3 oz. strawberry puree, 2 oz. simple syrup (simple syrup is equal parts water and sugar), 1 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice and ice. Add fresh strawberries to the mix and use fresh strawberries to garnish.
Frozen Lime Daiquiri
Same ingredients above without the strawberry puree.

Frozen Pina Colada
1 1/2 oz. rum, 1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice, 1 1/2 oz. pina colada mix and 2-3 scoops of ice - place a pineapple garnish to rim of glass.

Gimlet
2 shots of gin or vodka, 1/2 oz. lime juice, 1/3 oz. lime juice - wedge of lime.

Gibson
3 shots of gin or vodka, 1/4 oz. dry vermouth - two speared cocktail onions.

Kamikaze
1 shot of vodka, 1 shot of triple sec, lime juice - wedge of lime.

Long Island Iced Tea
1/4 oz. vodka, 1/4 oz. gin, 1/4 oz. rum, 1/4 oz. tequila, 1/4 oz. oz. triple sec, 1/8 oz. lemon juice, 1/8 oz. lime juice, 1/8 oz. simple syrup, splash of Coke or Pepsi - wedge lemon.

Madras
1 1/2 oz. vodka, 1 1/2 oz. orange juice, 1 1/2 oz. cranberry juice - add a cherry.

Manhattan
2 shots whiskey, 1 shot sweet vermouth - add a cherry.

Margarita
1 oz. shot tequila, 1/2 oz. shot triple sec, 1/8 oz. lemon juice, 1/8 oz. lime juice, 1/2 oz. simple syrup (simple syrup equal parts water and sugar) - wedge of lime.

Martini (gin)
2 shots gin, splash dry vermouth - twist of lemon or cocktail onion or olives


Classic Old Fashion
2 oz. whiskey, 1/2 oz. simple syrup, 1 dash bitters, splash club soda - half moon orange wrapped around a cherry.

Classic Old Fashion
2 oz. whiskey, teaspoon sugar, 1 dash bitters, splash club soda.
In a rocks glass add the sugar, 1 dash bitters, orange moon and muddle.

Muddle
Muddling the sugar, bitters and orange together releases the flavor. Add ice, the bourbon whiskey then add a splash of club soda.

Mojito
3 - 4 mint leafs, lime peels or a splash of lime juice plus sugar in the bottom of the glass. Muddle the items together. Fill glass with ice, 1 shot of white rum and stir everything together in the bottom of the glass then top off with club soda - add another mint leaf or two and wedge of lime.



Screwdriver

1 1/2 oz. vodka, orange juice - orange half moon.

Seabreeze
1 1/2 oz. vodka, 1 1/2 grapefruit juice, 1 1/2 oz. cranberry juice - no fruit needed.

Sex On The Beach
1 1/2 oz. vodka, 3/4 oz. peach schnapps, 1 1/2 oz. orange juice, 1 1/2 oz. cranberry juice - orange half moon wrapped around a cherry.


Vodka Sour
1 1/2 oz. vodka, 3/4 oz. lemon juice, 1 oz. simple syrup - lemon twist - shake hard for ten seconds.

Whiskey Sour
1 1/2 bourbon whiskey, 3/4 oz. lemon juice, 1 oz. simple syrup - lemon twist - shake hard for ten seconds.

Sour Ameretto
1 1/2 oz. ameretto, 3/4 oz. lemon juice, 1 oz. simple syrup - add a cherry or two.


Tequila Sunrise
1 1/2 oz. tequila, 3 oz. orange juice, 1/2 oz. grenadine - orange half moon.
In a highball glass add grenadine then ice, in a shaker add tequila and orange juice, shake and strain over the grenadine and ice OR in a highball glass add grenadine then ice, add tequila then top off with orange juice to give a layered look.

Tom Collins
1 1/2 oz. gin, 3/4 oz. lemon juice, 1 oz. simple syrup, club soda - orange half moon wrapped around a cherry.

Vodka Collins
1 1/2 vodka, 3/4 oz. lemon juice, 1 oz. simple syrup, club soda - orange half moon wrapped around a cherry or a wedge of lime or lemon.  It's up to you.  Vodka goes well with all.

John Collins
1 1/2 bourbon, 3/4 oz. lemon juice, 1 oz. simple syrup, club soda - orange half moon wrapped around a cherry.

A Tidbit Of Advice

OK everyone, keep in mind when mixing alcohol to create a mixed drink it's not necessary to use a name brand.  Using inexpensive vodka, gin, rum and whiskey is fine when mixing with juices.  People who drink name brand alcohol usually drink the name brand on the rocks or add a splash of club soda because they truly enjoy the flavor of the name brand vodka, gin, rum and whiskey.  Save yourself a whole lot of money if your hosting a party.  Bottom shelf or some people say well brands are just fine to mix with juices. 

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      Online33 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing with hubbers.....you like mine too, check it out

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      suxmee 7 years ago

      thanks for sharing I will try these too..

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      pinkylee 7 years ago

      I am gonna have to try some of these! :) Sex n the beach is my favorite of the ones I already knew about. Thanks for sharing.

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      Michelle Cesare 7 years ago from New York

      Hi Madama,

      When you do try one recipe please post which one you tried. I would enjoy to hear what drink floats your boat. Enjoy your cocktail.

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      Madama 7 years ago from Harrisburg PA

      We are going to try some of your recipes soon!

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