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General Drink Recipes

This is a list of the basic classic cocktail recipes. The cocktails are usually named after the liquor base. For instance an Alexander made with brandy would be a "Brandy Alexander", and a Rickey made with rum would be a "Rum Rickey".


Alexander

2 oz. liquor or liqueur
2 oz. white or dark creme de cacao
2 oz. light cream

Shake, strain into highball glass.


Collins

1 1/2 oz. liquor
3 oz. sour mix

Shake, strain into collins glass, top with 1 oz. club soda.


Cooler

1 1/2 oz. liquor
fill with ginger ale

Serve in highball glass. Garnish with lemon wedge.


Fruit Daiquiri

4 parts light rum
1 part white creme de cacao
1 part appropriate fruit liqueur
fresh fruit

Blend, serve in exotic glass with straw.


Highball

1 1/2 oz. liquor
fill with ginger ale

Serve in highball glass.


Rickey

1 1/2 oz. liquor
fill with club soda

Serve in highball glass. Garnish with lime wedge.


Sling

1 1/2 oz. liquor
3 oz. sour mix

Shake, strain into collins glass, top with 1 oz. club soda. Garnish with cherry and orange slice.


Sour

1 1/2 oz. liquor
3 oz. sour mix

Shake, strain into lowball glass or serve straight in sour glass. Garnish with cherry and orange slice.


Spritzer

1 1/2 oz. liquor

Fill with club soda. Serve in highball glass.


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