Start Making Your Own Favorite Cocktails

Everybody loves good cocktails and the great thing about them is that they are not that hard to make at home if you have the right recipes. In this article we are going to give you some of the most popular mixed drink recipes, starting with the Classic Martini for you to have as reference. All these cocktails are special and they have different ingredients that make them special and exotic. Make sure that you use exactly the same ingredients mentioned in these mixed drink recipes so that you obtain the exact taste you are looking for.

The Classic Gin Martini – in order to make a great Martini you need some dry vermouth and 2 ounces of your favorite gin. Begin by pouring a small amount of dry vermouth into a chilled martini glass and then swirl it so that you coat the inside of the glass. Then, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and gently stir in the gin. When you’re done, pour the mixture into a glass. If you are looking for an exotic look for your cocktails you may want to garnish the glasses with lemon twist or shave, olive or cocktail onion and add ice if required. Please note that there are quite many variations on this recipe and that is why it is up to your personal preference to add more or less amounts of the ingredients.

Cosmopolitan Cocktail - is one of the most popular mixed drink recipes and in order to have a perfect Cosmopolitan you need 1/2 ounce or Triple Sec or Cointreau, 3/4 ounce of vodka, 1 ounce of cranberry juice, some lime (squeeze a dash) and optional some lemon (squeeze a dash). In order to serve the

Cosmopolitan cocktails you need to stir the ingredients in a mixer with some ice and then pour the mixture in a previously chilled martini glass. At the end you should garnish the glasses with slices of lemon.

Sex on the Beach Cocktail – is another popular mixed drink that is made of the following ingredients: 1 ounce vodka, 1/2 ounce peach schnapps, 1/2 ounce creme de cassis, 2 ounce cranberry juice, 2 ounces orange juice, orange slice as garnish, and cherry to garnish. For serving this drink you need to consult some mixed drink recipes, however the main idea is to pour all the ingredients into a shaker after adding ice and shake well. When you’re done pour the mixture into a glass and garnish it with the orange slice and cherry.

Bloody Mary Cocktail – one of the most popular cocktails and it is quite simple to make using the following ingredients: 3 ounces tomato juice, 1 1/2 ounces vodka, 1/4 ounce lemon juice, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, hot pepper sauce, celery stalk as garnish, and lemon also for garnish. All you need to do in order to make a great Bloody Mary cocktail is to mix all the liquid ingredients into a tall glass in which you put some ice and stir well, then add the condiments to reach the desired taste. You can choose to make it spicier by adding more pepper and hot pepper sauce or you can make it just a little bit spicy so that to pinch your tongue just a little when serving it.

Manhattan – is one of the most loved mixed drink recipes that requires the following ingredients: 2 ounces vodka, 2 ounces fresh lime juice, 2 ounces fresh lemon juice, 2 ounces pure grape juice. In order to make the cocktail you need to mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker / stirrer and pour everything into a weird looking glass. Also, you need to add some crushed ice and some decorations to create a special drink.

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About The Author, David Yuri
With the right mixed drink recipes you can make your favorite cocktails at home whenever you want and dazzle your friends with your incredible bartending qualities.