Just some basic recipes

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Welcome to the boozy page. I put up a list with the main cocktails that you can find in almost all places.

I will work with ml (millilitres ) because I am more comfortable with them.

TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU

1 fl oz 30 ml
2 fl oz60 ml
*it an approximation

You can find here:


Vodka

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Vodka
  • 25 ml Triple sec 
  • 30 ml cranberry juice 
  • 25 ml fresh lime juice 
  • Ice 
  • Garnish (lime wheel

Tools 

  • Shaker
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Tea strainer 
  • Martini glass 

*because we double strain like a professional


The how to 

Add all your ingredients (fluids) in the shaker. Add ice after to keep dilution to a minimum. Shake like is your business. Double strain in a martini glass with no ice. Garnish with a lime wheel. 

I would personally serve it in a coupe glass and garnish with an orange twisted peel, cuz’ I am fancy like that. 


Moscow mule

Moscow mule

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Vodka
  • 25 ml fresh lime juice 
  • Ginger beer(to top up)
  • Ice 
  • Garnish (lime wedge)

Tools 

  • Bar spoon
  • Copper mug/ Collins glass


The how to 

You build this over ice straight in the glass/mug. Put the ice in the glass, add your liquids. After adding the vodka and the lime juice, fill the glass with ginger beer. Use your bar spoon to stir. Garnish with the lime or whatever you fancy. I also add some mint leaves just because I can.


Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Vodka
  • 25 ml fresh lime juice 
  • Tabasco (3-5 dashes)
  • Tomato juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Ice 
  • Garnish (lime wedge and a celery stuck)
  • Worcestershire sauce*(optional 3 dashes, I don’t use it)

Tools 

  • Bar spoon
  • Collins glass


The how to 

You can build this in your glass, or roll it between two(for this example I will build it in my glass). For this I like to add my ice first then add the Tabasco, salt, pepper and the lime juice(if you wanna use the Worcestershire sauce this is the time to add the nasty). Stir and make sure the ingredients are mixing. Top the glass with tomato juice and stir some more. Garnish with what will probably be the first vegetable of the day for the person who is ordering this. Throw a lime wedge in there if you feel like.

Pro tip: Make sure you are not saying this name at midnight three times in a mirror ;).


White Russian

White Russian

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Vodka
  • 25 ml coffee liqueur
  • Sweet cream(liquid whipped cream)  
  • Ice (crushed)  
  • Garnish( 3-4 coffee beans)

Tools 

  • Rocks glass


The how to 

You can build this in your glass. Make sure your glass is full of ice. Add the vodka and the coffee liqueur. Slowly float the cream and you will see that the liquids are layering. Garnish with your coffee beans.  I like serving it like that and serve it with a small straw so the consumer can stir it and appreciate my work.


Gin

Gin& tonic

Gin& tonic

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Gin
  • Favorite tonic  
  • Ice  
  • Garnish(whatever you want to use, I put cucumber and lime slices)

Tools 

  • Coupe/ Balloon glass


The how to 

You can build this in your glass. Make sure your glass is full of ice. Add some of your garnish first as well then add your gin , top the glass with tonic water. Add some more garnish to make it look nice and BOOM you are done.


Tom Collins

Tom Collins

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Gin
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 25 ml sugar syrup
  • Soda water
  • Ice  
  • Garnish(orange wheel & cherry) 

Tools 

  • Bar spoon
  • Collins glass


The how to 

You build this in your glass. Add the gin, lemon  juice and syrup, put in the ice to fill your glass and stir. Top your glass with the soda water. Garnish and there you have it, a sparkling lemonade with something special in. 


Aviation

Aviation

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Gin
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • 25 ml Maraschino liqueur
  • 25 ml Crème de violette(optional)
  • Ice  
  • Garnish(cherry) 

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Martini glass/ Coupe glass
  • Toothpick (find a fancy one tho)


The how to 

You shake the living thing out of this one. Add the gin, lime juice, maraschino liqueur(and the creme de violette if you want to) in your shaker. Put in the ice and start shaking. Double strain it on your glass and either drop that cherry in the glass or put it in through the toothpick and suspended on the glass. 


Gimlet

Gimlet

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Gin
  • 25 ml lime syrup/lime cordial
  • 10 ml fresh lime juice
  • Ice  
  • Garnish(lime wheel)

Tools 

  • Shaker
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Tea strainer 
  • Martini glass/ Coupe glass


The how to 

You will need to shake this so you will need a shaker.  Add all liquids in and then the ice. Shake well, double strain it in your glass and garnish. 


Rum

Cuba libre

Cuba libre

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Rum
  • 25 ml fresh lime juice
  • Coke 
  • Ice  
  • Garnish(lime wedge)

Tools 

  • Collins glass
  • Bar spoon


The how to 

You build this in your glass over ice. Add the ice first and put in the rum and the lime juice. Top the glass with coke, stir and garnish with your like wedge.


Mojito

Mojito

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Rum
  • 25 ml fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 6 mint leaves
  • Ice
  • Soda water 
  • Garnish(lime wedge)

Tools 

  • Collins glass
  • Bar spoon
  • Muddler


The how to 

You build this in your glass. Add sugar, lime juice, mint and muddle gently. Add the rum and ice and stir. Top the glass with soda water and give a second stir. Garnish with your lime wedge and if you feel like doing it put the bushy part of the mint(the tip) in as well.


Piña colada

Pina colada

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Rum
  • 25 ml coconut cream
  • 100 ml pineapple juice
  • Ice 
  • Garnish (pineapple triangle.cherry,mint leaves)

Tools 

  • Snifters glass 
  • Shaker
  • Cocktail strainer


The how to 

You build this in your shaker. Add everything in except the garnish. Shake like your life depends on it. Strain it over crushed ice in your glass and garnish with the pineapple triangle, the cherry and mint leaves. .


Daiquiri

Daiquiri

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml Rum
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • 10 ml sugar syrup
  • Ice 
  • Garnish (lime peel twister)

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Tea strainer
  • Coupe glass/ Martini glass


The how to 

You build this in your shaker. Add everything in except the garnish. Shake well and double strain it in your glass. Add the garnish and serve it proudly.


Tequila

Margarita

Margarita

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml tequila
  • 25 triple sec
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • Lime wedge
  • salt
  • Ice 
  • Garnish (lime wheel)

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Tea strainer
  • Coupe glass/ Margarita glass


The how to 

You build this in your shaker but first you need to prepare your glass. For this you need to rub the rim of the glass with the lime edge to make it sticky so the salt can stay on. The easiest way is to put the salt on a flat surface in a small pile. 

For the liquid part, you add everything in your shaker and mix well. Double strain it in your fancy glass and garnish.


Paloma

Paloma

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml tequila
  • 75 ml grapefruit juice
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • Soda water
  • Lime wedge
  • salt
  • Ice 
  • Garnish (grapefruit slice )

Tools 

  • Bar spoon 
  • Collins glass/ rocks glass


The how to 

You build this in your glass but first you need to prepare it. For this you need to rub the rim of the glass with the lime edge to make it stick so the salt can stay on. The easiest way is to put the salt on a flat surface in a small pile. Make sure you don’t touch the rim while making the drink. 

For the next part, you add the tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice and ice and mix well. Top it with the soda water and add your garnish.


Tequila sunrise

Tequila sunrise

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml tequila
  • 125 ml orange juice
  • 25 ml grenadine syrup
  • Ice 
  • Garnish (orange slice )

Tools 

  • Collins glass


The how to 

You build this in your glass but you do not need to stir it. In your glass add ice tequila and orange juice. Leave 5 seconds so the temperatures are setting. Slowly add your grenadine syrup. This will sink and you will have that sunrise effect, garnish and serve with pride.


Whiskey

Old fashioned

Old fashioned

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml whiskey(Bourbon or Rye whiskey) 
  • 1 sugar cube/ ½ teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters 
  • 1 teaspoon plain water
  • Ice(large cube/ sphere )
  • Garnish (orange peel

Tools 

  • Muddler 
  • Rocks glass


The how to 

In your glass add the sugar, and the bitters on it and soak it with water. Muddle until the sugar is dissolved. Add the ice and pour the whiskey. For being a true bartender squeeze that orange peel on top of the drink go around the rim and throw it in the glass but not before you give a quick stir with it. Put on a show!


Manhattan

Manhattan

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml whiskey (Rye or Canadian whisky)
  • 25 ml sweet vermouth  
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters 
  • Ice
  • Garnish ( 1 maraschino cherry)

Tools 

  • Mixing glass
  • Bar spoon
  • Martini glass/ coupe glass


The how to 

In your mixing  glass add all your liquids and stir until chilled. Pour in your chilled glass(no ice) and dump the cherry in the mix. 

If you want to make it look better suspend a brandied cherry on an elegant toothpick.


Boston sour

know ans whiskey sour with egg white/aquafaba

Boston sour

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml whiskey 
  • 25 ml egg white  
  • 25 ml simple syrup 
  • Ice
  • Garnish ( 1 lemon peel)

Tools 

  • Shaker 
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Coupe glass


The how to 

Add everything in your shaker except ice and the garnish and dry shake. Shake it well. After your arm hurts, add ice and shake again until chilled. Pour in your glass with no ice and garnish with an extravagant orange peel on which you cut the end and make it pointy , make a cut in the middle so you can stick it on the rim’s glass. 

There is also a Whiskey sour without egg and that you serve on ice in a rocks glass.


Others

There are others cocktails that have other alcohols as a main ingredient but are still important to know.

Do not feel discourage if you feel like you can not remember from the first time all the ingredients in one cocktail or the way to make it. With practice and time is like riding a bike, it will stick with you forever!

Lets get to mixin’


Martini

Martini

Ingredients 

  • 50 ml gin(original)/ vodka 
  • 10 ml dry vermouth   
  • Lemon peel 
  • Ice
  • Garnish (1-3 olives)

Tools 

  • Mixing glass
  • Bar spoon 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Fancy toothpick
  • Martini glass


The how to 

The elegance in these drinks stays in its simplicity. 

In your mixing glass that is full with ice add your gin and dry vermouth. Stir well, minimum 30 seconds. Keep in mind the dilution. Strain the mix in your chill with no ice martini glass. Squeeze the lemon oils on top of the glass and garnish with the olives.


Stir not shaken- You will hear this a lot. Yes, the original way to do it is to stir it but the shaken one has it’s kick as well. It will be milky in color because of the air bubbles and some people prefer it that way. So don’t roll your eyes at them for asking you to shake their drink. 

Dirty martini:  has everything mentioned above but we add 25 ml of olive brine.

Wet and dry martini: Dry martini: ratio of gin to Vermont is 3:1 as in more gin and less vermouth. The wet martini is the opposite, has more dry vermouth. Easy.


Negroni

Negroni

Ingredients 

  • 25 ml Gin
  • 25 ml Campari
  • 25 ml Sweet vermouth 
  • Ice
  • Garnish ( 1 orange peel)

Tools 

  • Mixing glass
  • Bar spoon 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Rocks glass


The how to 

Add everything in your mixing glass full with ice and stir until well chilled. Pour the mix in your rocks glass that has a big fancy ice cube(a sphere, a cube or other interesting shapes). Garnish with that orange peel and be proud.


Sazerac

Sazerac

Ingredients 

  • 80 ml cognac/ rye whiskey 
  • Absinthe, to rinse(like 5 ml)
  • 1 brown sugar cube(½ teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters  
  • Ice
  • 1 lemon peel

Tools 

  • Mixing glass
  • Bar spoon 
  • Muddler 
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Rocks glass


The how to 

First you need to prepare your rocks glass that needs to be chilled and by that I mean you use the absinthe to coat the walls of the glass that was sitting in the fridge or with ice before starting to make the drink.

After you go to your mixing glass in which you add the brown sugar, the angostura bitters and the teaspoon of water and start muddling. Add the cognac and ice and stir until well chilled. Strain in your prepared glass with no ice  and squeeze the oils from an orange peel. You can serve it with no garnish or use the lemon peel as a garnish. 

Pro tip: use 30 ml of absinthe to coat the glass and the excess serve it as an absinthe shot.


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