AppletiniAn appletini, also known as an apple martini, is a cocktail containing vodka and either apple juice, apple cider or apple liqueur. Typically, the apple vodka is shaken or stirred with a sweet and sour mix and then strained into a martini glass.
The Black Cossack is a cocktail made of
Pour a cold Guinness, and add one or two jiggers of vodka, and stir.
1 1/2oz. Vodka 1/2oz. Coffee liqueur (esp. Kahlua)
Build over rocks glass with ice.
Add cola to taste.
Pour ingredients over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass and serve.
In Ireland , no ice is used and a head of Guinness is added to the drink. The bitter taste of the stout is not normally overpowering in the drink - if you can taste the Guinness, then it's not a good Black Russian.
Bloody MaryA Bloody Mary is a cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and usually other spices or flavorings such as Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, beef consomme or bouillon, horseradish, celery or celery salt, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice. The epithet "Bloody Mary" is associated with a number of historical and fictional women, most notably Queen Mary I of England (see Bloody Mary (person) for others); however, there is no known connection between the name of the cocktail and any of these people.
The order of preparation can be crucial, and many bartenders jealously guard secret recipes for the drink. It is sometimes garnished with a celery stick and is served in a tall glass, often over ice. It is one of the few cocktails traditionally served in the morning, along with the Screwdriver and the Mimosa.
The first citation of "bloody mary" in the Oxford English Dictionary is from Punch (August 15, 1956): "Those two … are eating raw steaks and drinking Bloody Marys." But bartender Fernand Petiot of Harry's New York Bar in Paris claims to have invented the drink some time during the 1920s. Says Petiot, "One of the boys suggested we call the drink ‘Bloody Mary’ because it reminded him of the Bucket of Blood Club in Chicago , and a girl there named Mary."
Petiot moved from the New York Bar to its namesake, the City of New York , in 1934, where he worked at the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel . The hotel unsuccessfully tried to rename the drink to the “Red Snapper”. To suit New Yorker tastes, he added spices that were not in his original recipe, including black pepper, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and Tabasco sauce.\
- If the drink is served without the vodka, it is called a Virgin Mary or a Bloody Shame.
- When tequila is used instead of vodka, it is known as a "Bloody Maria".
- When sake is used instead of vodka, it is known as a "Bloody Geisha".
- When beer, usually Mexican beer, is used instead of vodka, it is known as a "Michelada".
- When beef bouillon is used instead of tomato juice, it is known as a "Bullshot".
- Another popular variant either uses V8 instead of the tomato juice or a mixture (usually half of each) of V8 and tomato juice.
- A Caesar is a similar Canadian cocktail, made with Clamato (clam broth and tomato juice).
Ingredients - Typical
3 tomato juice
0.5 lemon juice
Ground salt and pepper
6 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
5 drops tabasco
The Blue Lagoon is the name of a cocktail, presumably named after the motion picture or the book that inspired it.
The main reason for the name is probably the tendency for bars to link drinks to current movies or famous people. The directions below are an extremely fancy Blue Lagoon. Many bars will use one shot of Blue Curaçao, throw in some lemon bar mix, and call it a Blue Lagoon. Even bartenders, with a Certificate in Mixology, will consider the sugar to be optional.
Supposedly created in the 1960's by Andy MacElhone, son of Harry, of Harry's Bar in Paris
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce Malibu rum
1 ounce blue Blue Curaçao
7 ounces lemonade
Sugar the glass rim
Shake vodka and rum with crushed ice poured into the glass
Then pour Blue Curacao down the inside of the glass for effect
This article is about a cocktail variant. For other meanings, see Bullshot (disambiguation).
A Bullshot is a cocktail that's a variant of the Bloody Mary, prepared with beef bouillon or beef consomme and without tomato juice. A typical recipe consists of vodka, beef bullion (boiled in hot water), and some combination of salt, pepper, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Like the Bloody Mary, it is usually drunk in the morning, and is considered a good hangover cure.
A Cosmopolitan is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Informally referred to as a Cosmo, the Cosmopolitan is usually served in a cocktail glass. For this reason it is often erroneously categorized as a martini because martinis are also served in cocktail glasses.
Cosmo is light pink in color, if it appears in red, the cosmo has too much cranberry juice. Cosmo has a high alcohol content.
1 part vodka
1 part lime juice
1 part Cointreau or triple sec
few drops of cranberry juice
Shake with ice and strain into well chilled glass. Garnish with lime wedge, lemon twist, or an orange peel.
Some variations call for sour mix instead of lime juice.
The Cosmopolitan was popularized among young women by the show "Sex and the City", and is constantly stereotyped as a gay man's drink.
A delicious alternative is to substitute Concord grape juice (preferably freshly pressed) for the cranberry juice.
The origin and history of the Cosmopolitan seems to be unknown, but it is sometimes grouped with other cocktails such as Margaritas that use sour, citrus flavors and sweet syrups as a "New Orleans Sour".
Funky Blue Drink
A Funky Blue Drink is a cocktail often served in a pint glass. It is made by combining a double shot of vodka, a shot of Archers (peach schnapps), one glass of white wine, and a shot of Blue Curaçao. These alcoholic drinks are then topped up with lemonade to fill the remainder of the pint glass.
This particular cocktail is believed to have originated in Sheffield , UK , and is well known for its distinctive colour and is pleasant refreshing taste.
A greyhound is a cocktail consisting of 6 fluid ounces (200 ml) of grapefruit juice and 1.5 fluid ounces (50 ml) of vodka or gin, mixed and served over ice. Salt the rim of the glass to turn it into a salty dog. Depending on the quality of the gin, the drink can taste very much like straight grapefruit juice.
A godmother is a cocktail consisting of 1.5 ounces of vodka and .5 ounces of amaretto, served in a rocks glass over ice. A godfather is made with scotch in place of Vodka. A fairy godmother is made with Creme de Noyaux in place of amaretto.
The Harvey Wallbanger is an alcoholic drink or cocktail.
This well known tipple was one of many cocktails invented by renowned, (and two times world champion) mixologist Donato 'Duke' Antone (other notable 'Duke' creations are the Rusty Nail, The Godfather and the Flaming Caesar). This is one of many cocktails invented by 'Duke' in Los Angeles during the 1950's. According to legend, Harvey was actually a Californian surfer. After losing an important contest, he consoled himself in Duke's Blackwatch bar with one of his 'special' screwdriver cocktails, (a screwdriver with a dash of Galliano liqueur). After several drinks, he tried to leave the bar, but unfortunately kept bumping into the furniture and walls. Harvey 'the Wallbanger' became his nickname and the famous drink was named.
In 2005, the American-based Food Network listed the Harvey Wallbanger cocktail as number four in its list of the top five fad foods of the 1970s.
2 measures Vodka
3/4 measure Galliano
5 measures orange juice
1 slice of orange
Half-fill the shaker with ice cubes.
Add the Vodka and orange juice, and shake well.
Strain into an ice-filled highball glass.
Gently float the Galliano on top, and garnish with the orange slice.
Irish Rootbeer Float
The Irish rootbeer float is a relatively new invention, finding its origins in the Southwestern region of Pennsylvania . It is a creamy, sweet beverage that utilizes the mild neutral flavor of vodka to excellent effect, having a deceptively high alcohol content. The mix itself is very simple and versatile. Many feel that an Irish rootbeer float can act as a better introduction to spirits than beer, which is a far more common introduction to alcoholic beverages.
As has been stated, the recipe for an Irish rootbeer float is very simple. The traditional mix is thus:
In a chilled glass mug,
1 part rootbeer (preferably a frothy, flavorful variety)
1 part Bailey's Irish Cream
1 part vodka
The Irish rootbeer float is hailed for its customizability. The recipe itself is not written in stone, and the ratio may be adjusted to taste without compromising the overall flavor of the beverage. Furthermore, some established variations exist, the Even-more Irish rootbeer float being a splendid example.
The Even-more Irish Rootbeer Float is a variation in which some, or all of the vodka is substituted with whiskey. Presumably, whiskey was not in the original mix because of its strong flavor which in many ways defeats the goal of the Irish rootbeer float, that is, to be sweet and unassuming, and yet viciously effective. Some locals believe whiskey was left out of the original mixture because there was no whiskey available, while still others claim that the creator was too drunk to read the labels on the bottles.
While a minor variation, it does result in a definitively different drink. The flavor is richer and more caustic and far less conducive to first-time drinkers. It does stay truer to its namesake, however.
1 part rootbeer
1 part Bailey's Irish Cream
1 part whiskey (or a mixture of some part whiskey, some part vodka)
Jungle Breeze is a cutting edge, classy cocktail. The drink is a tasty combination of raspberry vodka and lemon lime soda. The vodka-soda proportion is left to the discretion of the individual, but the drink should have a smooth lemon lime taste with a sweet hint of raspberry. Jungle Breeze is very drinkable but potent enough to light up the night. This drink can be enjoyed on a night out with friends or at a formal occasion. Under no circumstance should Jungle Breeze be served alongside cheap beer. People who enjoy Jungle Breeze should also try Mountain Tops.
The Kamikaze cocktail is named after the Japanese kamikaze suicide pilots of World War II. The name probably comes from the drink's usual effect on its drinker, caused by a high but well-masked alcohol content, coupled with a tendency to drink them as shooters.
1 measure vodka
1 measure Triple Sec or Cointreau
1 measure lime juice
Shake with ice. Strain into glass.
The exact proportions are a matter of debate. The amount of vodka is often increased or even replaced with Everclear (95% distilled alcohol).
A variant of the drink is blended with ice and a measure of Blue Curacao, producing a gentler, fluorescent cocktail drunk with a straw.
The Kremlin Colonel is a cocktail made from vodka, mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar syrup. Compare with the Mint Julep.
Lemon Drop is a sugary sweet vodka shot.
1 oz Citrus Vodka
1 sliced lemon
Slice lemon into wedges. Sugar the rim of the shot glass with sugar. Coat lemon wedge in sugar. Slam shot of vodka. Suck on sugared lemon wedge.
A Moscow Mule is a cocktail composed of
2 parts vodka (50ml)
Fresh lime juice
Ice, vodka, fresh lime juice placed in a boston glass.
Shake and drain in a Collins glass with ice lengthened with ginger beer.
Mexican Mule, with Tequila
Jamaican Mule, with spiced rum
Wild Mule, with absinthe
Helsinki Mule, with Koskenkorva
This drink is regarded as kicking off a vodka craze in the United States during the 1950s. The Moscow Mule was invented by John G. Martin of Heublein Inc., an East Coast spirits and food distributor which had bought the rights to Smirnoff vodka. Whilst at the Cock n' Bull restaurant in Sunset Strip, Hollywood , Heublein came across the idea to add vodka to the proprietor's struggling ginger-beer franchise.
The Rabid Dog, Wsciekly Pies, is a cocktail that is currently (2003) popular in Poland .
1 part raspberry syrup
3 parts well chilled Polish vodka
2-4 drops of Tabasco sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper
Fill 1/4 of a small shot glass (25 g) with raspberry syrup. Slowly pour vodka over it. The vodka should form a separate layer
use a small spoon to guide vodka to the surface of the syrup). Add drops of Tabasco or a pinch of Cayenne on top. Drink in one gulp.
Variations : Other berries (e.g., blackberry) might be substituted for raspberry.
ScrewdriverScrewdriver is a cocktail made with orange juice and vodka named after the tool. Its name originated in the 1950’s when American oil-rig workers in the Middle East did not have a swizzle stick handy while drinking on break and so used a screwdriver instead.
Sex on the Beach
Sex on the Beach is a variety of highball drink popular in the United Kingdom , the United States , and other countries. As with other popular cocktails, there are many varieties. One of the most popular versions contains:
1 oz peach schnapps
½ oz vodka
large splash of orange juice
large splash of cranberry juice
The juice content can be modified to suit the individual's taste.
Soviet cocktailA Soviet Cocktail is a cocktail made from vodka, sherry, vermouth and frequently garnished with lemon peel. A typical recipe for a Soviet cocktail is to take 1 1/2 oz of vodka, 1/2 oz of vermouth, 1/2 oz of dry sherry and shake them with crushed ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a cocktail glass, dropping the twisted lemon peel into the glass. A typical proof is 60, although this varies depending on the proof of the different ingredients.
A Sea Breeze is a cocktail made with vodka, and cranberry and grapefruit juice. The classic Sea Breeze is a gentle, easy drinking example of the "strong, sweet, sour and weak" principle of cocktails, and is a favourite with drinkers all over the world.
A Sea Breeze with pineapple juice instead of grapefruit juice is called Bay Breeze.
White RussianThe White Russian is a sweet cocktail for many occasions. The "Russian" part of the name comes about because the drink includes vodka—it is not a traditional Russian drink, but rather a pun on the name of the anti-Bolshevik "White Russians" from the Russian Civil War.
Three parts vodka
Two parts coffee liqueur (such as Kahlúa or Tia Maria)
Milk or cream or half and half to taste
Mix the coffee liqueur and vodka (preferably very cold, either straight from the freezer or over ice as below) and top with the milk or cream. This method produces the visual effect of the cream slowly mixing with the alcohol.
Two parts vodka
One part coffee liqueur
One part high-quality light cream
Shake the mix in a cocktail shaker with a half-scoop of ice for about 15 seconds, and then pour through a strainer over three or four cubes of ice in an old-fashioned glass. This method produces a slightly less sweet, and slightly taller, drink.
- A Black russian is a White Russian with no cream: vodka and coffee liqueur, on the rocks. Alternatively, cola can be added to the mix for taste (this is the most common of the two recipes). A Black Russian with cola may be topped with enough Guinness to give it a head; the resulting drink is referred to as an Irish Russian or a Black Irish.
- A Colorado Bulldog is a White Russian with cola to taste.
- A White Cuban is a White Russian in which the vodka is replaced with rum.
- A White Canuck is a White Russian served with Polar Ice Vodka and two maraschino cherries, popularized at Barney's in London , Ontario in the late 1990's.
- A Russian Yoo-Hoo is similar to the White Russian, but replaces the milk with Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Drink.
- A Bolshevik or Blonde Russian is another variation in which the cream is replaced with Irish Creme liqueur, typically Baileys Irish Cream.
- A White Lebowski replaces the cream with non-dairy creamer.
Woo Woo (sometimes called Woo Woos is a variety of highball drink. One of the most popular versions contains:
1 1/4 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Peach schnapps
1 1/4 Cranberry Juice
Contents are poured in order over ice in a highball glass. The juice content can be modified to suit the individual.
The cocktail was believed to have been made famous by Aled Jones from the Chris Moyles show on BBC Radio 1. Since then, this drink has picked up a reputation for being popular within the homosexual community.
A Caesar, sometimes referred to as a Bloody Caesar after the similar Bloody Mary, is a cocktail popular mainly in Canada . It contains vodka, clamato (a blend of tomato juice and clam broth), Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, celery, salt and black pepper, served in a salt-rimmed glass.
It is not well known in the U.S. , and many Canadians living abroad prize a bartender who can mix a good Caesar.
The cocktail was invented by bartender Walter Chell at the Owl's Nest Bar in the Westin Hotel in Calgary , Alberta , Canada in 1969, to accompany the opening of a new restaurant, "Marco's". In its original form, it contained tomato juice and mashed clams; Clamato had only just been released (coincidentally) by the American Mott's company that very year, and was not yet widely known or available.
In the early 2000s, Mott's began marketing pre-mixed Caesars in 12-ounce bottles.
Lime juice and salt or celery salt on rim
2 parts Vodka
3 parts Mott's Clamato™; or if unavailable, equal parts clam juice and tomato juice. Important: not just tomato juice!
Tabasco sauce, or other hot sauce
Salt and pepper (optional)
Stalk of celery
Slice of lime
To be served with plenty of ice in a tall glass.
Variations can include substitute or additional ingredients, like cayenne pepper or lemon juice, garnish of spicy pickled green bean or asparagus.
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