Chapter 1

Bees Knees
Glassware: Cocktail
Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Gin
  • ¾ oz. Honey Syrup
  • ½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

To Serve:  Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
This drink can also be served in a highball glass over ice.

Brazen Hussy
Glassware: Cocktail
Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Cointreau Orange Liqueur (or Triple Sec)
  • ½ oz. Lemon Juice

To Serve: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Cuba Libre
Glassware: Highball or Collins
Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Light Rum
  • Coca-Cola
  • Lime wedge

To Serve: Pour rum into an highball glass filled with ice. Top with cola and juice from lime wedge. Garnish with lime wedge.
About: The Cuba Libre (“Free Cuba”) was originated after the Spanish-American War by a group of American soldiers to toast the freedom of Cuba.

Dark & Stormy
Glassware: Highball
Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Dark Rum (Recommended: Gosling’s Black Seal)
  • 3-4 oz. Ginger Beer
  • Lime wedge for garnish is desired

To Serve: Build the ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedge.
About: Layering the ingredients is key to enjoying the flavors of this delicious cocktail.

Gin Daisy
Glassware: Old-Fashioned
Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Gin
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp. Superfine Sugar
  • ½ tsp. Grenadine
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry
  • 1 Orange Slice

To Serve: In a shaker half filled with ice, combine gin, lemon juice, sugar and grenadine. Shake well and pour into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with cherry and orange slice.
A splash of soda water can also be added to this cocktail.
About: The “Daisy” first appeared in America in the 1850s.  There are several variations of “daisy” recipes and all are typically served in a old-fashioned glass.

Grasshopper
Glassware: Cocktail
Ingredients:

  • ¾ oz. cream
  • ¾ oz. Crème de Cacao
  • ¾ oz. Crème de Menthe

To Serve: Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
A Thin Mint makes an excellent garnish for this delicious cocktail – it is the perfect dessert!

Italian Stinger
Glassware: Cocktail
Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ oz. Galliano
  • ¾ oz. Crème de Menthe

To Serve: Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Brandy can be a substitute for either the Galliano or the Crème de Menthe.
About: The Italian Stinger was created in the 1920s, but it became famous during the Prohibition because the Crème de Menthe helped mask the taste of counterfeit liquor.

Kir Royale
Glassware: Wine or Champagne
Ingredients:

  • ¼ oz. Crème de Cassis
  • 2 ¼ oz. Dry White Wine or Champagne

To Serve: Pour the Crème de Cassis in the glass. Slowly add the wine/champagne.
About: This drink is named after Felix Kir, mayor of Dijon in Burgandy, but was originally created in 1841 (it was called blanc-cass). Still a popular drink in France, the Crème de Cassis is often substituted with Crème de Mure or Crème de Peche.

Tom Collins
Glassware: Collins
Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Gin
  • ½ oz. sugar syrup
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • Club soda
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 lemon or orange slice

To Serve: Pour the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a Collins glass filled with ice and stir thoroughly. Add club soda and garnish with cherry and orange/lemon slice.

Zombie
Glassware: Collins or Hurricane
Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Apricot Brandy or Cherry Brandy
  • 1 oz. Light Rum
  • 1 oz. Dark or Jamaican Rum
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 2 dashes Grenadine
  • 1 oz. 151 Proof Rum
  • Orange Juice/Pineapple Juice
  • Maraschino Cherry
  • Orange Slice

To Serve: Mix light and dark rum and brandy in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add lime juice and grenadine. Shake well and strain into Collins or hurricane glass filled with ice. Add pineapple/orange juice and float 151 proof rum on top.  Garnish with cherry and orange slice.
About: The Zombie first appeared in the 1930s and was invented by Donn Beach, but it became popular after the 1939 New York World Fair.

Sake Stinger

Glassware: Cocktail
Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Sake
  • ½ oz. White creme de menthe or peppermint schnapps
  • ½ oz. California brandy
  • Lemon peel

To Serve: Shake sake, creme de menthe, and brandy well with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Twist lemon peel above drink and drop into drink.

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