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Cocktails & Mixes

The Origin Of Cocktails The origin of cocktail drinks can be traced back to the nineteenth century. This means the drink is quite young when compared to such staples as beer for example. At first a cocktail was one or more liquors with added flavoring to mask the harsh and unrefined taste of the liquor. Today, it's a creative process where some people view bartending as an art. So from where did the name “Cocktail” originate? There is some controversy as to the true origins of the term “cocktail”. Here are some popular beliefs: A bar in New York ran out of stirrers and resorted to using a cock's tail feathers to mix the drinks. It grew into a custom to put a feather from a cock's tail in an alcoholic beverage as a sign that the drink contained booze Originally cocktails were a morning beverage. Cocktail was a metaphor for the rooster heralding the morning light Cocktails were thought to be named after a mixed breed horse also known as a cock-tail. The drink was mixed just like the breed of horse, thus inheriting its name. As you can see, there is no shortage of tales as to how this term originated. While no one can say for certain which of the stories is true, it's certainly an intriguing list of stories. Perhaps the next time you're enjoying a night on the town, you'll have a few new tales of your own to tell. Till then, hope you enjoy making your own cocktails!

Index Home Bar Essentials ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 4 Types of Cocktail Glasses -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 Introduction ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6 Absolut Cocktails - Absolut Vodka Martini, Absolut Mandrinoska, Pyl---------------------------------------------------------------------------7 Introduction ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8 Ballantine’s Cocktails - Ballantine’s Manhattan, Ballantine’s Whiskey Sour, Ballantine’s Fruit Smash---------------------------------9 10 Introduction --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11 Beefeater Cocktails - Beefeater Collins, Beefeater Bramble, Singapore Sling ------------------------------------------------------------12 Introduction --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------13 Jamesons Cocktails - Mr. JJ, Dublin Peach, Spraoi ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------14 6 Introduction --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15 Havana Club Cocktails - Mojito, Cuba Libre, Cuba-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6 Make Your Own Cocktail --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------16 Essential Liqueurs For A Home Bar-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------17 18

Types Of Glasses

Bar Essentials Shaker

Highball Glass - aka Collins Glass or Slim Jim

The Boston shaker (with pint glass) is the shaker of choice for professional bartenders. A standard cocktail shaker works just as well for your home bar, plus, it looks stylish.

Used For: Bloody Mary, Harvey Wallbanger

Jigger or Measuring Glasses

Lowball Glass - Stouter Version Of The Highball Glass

Properly measuring the ingredients for your cocktails ensures a balanced taste. Most jiggers have a half ounce measure on one side and a two ounce measure on the other.

Used For: Cocktails with a high proportion of mixer to alcohol; Whiskey based cocktails

Hawthorne Strainer You'll typically use a Hawthorne strainer with a Boston shaker. It keeps ice in the shaker while allowing fruit pulp to pass through.

Margarita Glass Used For: Daiquiris, Margaritas, other cocktails when in doubt!

Martini Glass - aka Cocktail Glass Bar Spoon For layering or stirring. It's also handy for pulling cherries and olives from jars.


Used For: Daiquiris, Margaritas, other cocktails when in doubt!

Shot Glass

For mashing fruit or mint leaves into the bottom of a glass.

Used For: shooters, designed to be hit back and swallowed in a single gulp.

Ice Bucket

Hurricane Glass - Alternative to a High Ball Glass

Bartending requires mountains of ice, no matter how small the party. The right bucket keeps ice from melting and is especially handy if you're bartending outside.

Used For: Tropical cocktails, but it really can be used for any long drink

ABSOLUT VODKA MARTINI Ingredients 50ml Absolut Vodka 10ml Dry Vermouth

In an Absolut world, nothing is black or white. It is young, contemporary, fun, energetic, and vibrant – all in all thinking outside the bottle…oops box! Absolut is superior vodka with a distinct character of grain was made using a revolutionary distilling method called continuous distillation. To ensure consistently high quality, every drop of Absolut is produced in “One Source”. One Source means Åhus in southern Sweden. From the earliest days, Absolut has always put a premium on creativity and imagination. In 1981, Absolut Vodka launched a groundbreaking advertising campaign that paid tribute to contemporary culture. The adverts focused on the individuality and independence associated with the brand. Some of the world's leading artists were inspired to create their own interpretations of Absolut, beginning in 1985 with legendary pop artist Andy Warhol. Over the next 27 years, hundreds of artists,

Method: Stirred Add all the ingredient in mixing tin and stir well and strain in a well chilled martini glass without ice .

Glassware: Martini Glass Garnish: 3 Olives

ABSOLUT Caipirojka Ingredients 45ml Absolut Vodka 4 Lemon Wedges

Method: Muddled In a old fashioned muddled lemon wedges with castor sugar fill the glass with crushed ice and float 45ml of Vodka on top, Stir it well.

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Glassware: Old Fashioned Glass


Garnish: 3 Lemon Slices

Best with: Anything!

2 Bar Spoon Of Castor Sugar

Can be made with fresh fruits such as oranges, watermelons, etc

Manhattan INGREDIENTS: 50ml Ballantine’s 1 Dash Bitters (Optional) 10ml Sweet Vermouth

One of the world's finest Scotch whiskies, the Ballantine's blend contains malts from the 4 corners of Scotland – Speyside, Highlands, Islay and the Lowlands.

METHOD: STIRRED Pour all the ingredients over ice in glass, strain into an old fashioned glass and serve.

The elegant signature style of Ballantine's is balanced, soft and sweet, due to the key malts of Glenburgie and Miltonduff. True to Georges Ballantine's vision, mainly hand-crafted Bourbon casks are used to mature the whisky.

GLASSWARE: Old Fashioned Glass

The taste and quality will be determined by the ratio of the two. Malt whisky is a five-stage process, where barley, water and yeast are fermented, then distilled in a pot still to turn the starch in barley to sugar and the sugar to alcohol. The makers of Ballantine's were the first to recognise that maturation in handcrafted Bourbon casks gives whisky its special character and lets you Leave an Impression Best with: On The Rocks!

GARNISH: 3 Lemon Slices Bitters can be substituted for a twist of lime. Hold the lime twist in a lighted match over the drink and then drop it in. The heat really zips up the lime flavor.

Whiskey Sour INGREDIENTS: 45ml Ballantine’s 40ml Lime Juice

20ml Sugar Syrup

METHOD: SHAKEN Fill ¾ shaker with ice add all the ingredients, shake it well and strain it over ice in an old fashioned glass.

GLASSWARE: Old Fashioned Glass GARNISH: 3 Lemon Slices

BEEFEATER COLLINS INGREDIENTS: 60ml Beefeater Gin 20ml Sugar Syrup

45ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice 45ml Soda

METHOD: STIRRED Pour the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup into a highball glass and stir well. Fill glass with ice and top with the soda.

Beefeater London Dry Gin is the world's leading brand of premium imported gin, made today with the same secret recipe that dates back to 1820. The only premium London Dry Gin still made in London, Beefeater's difference is defined by its complex recipe using high-quality, exotic botanicals from throughout the world, a skilful distilling process and the quality and consistency of production that determines Beefeater's unique, exceptional taste.

GLASSWARE: Collins GARNISH: Lemon Slice Try using different seasonal fruits in this recipe to give it your own twist. Any soft fruit will work well.


Beefeater's recipe still involve steeping the peel of lemons and Seville oranges, whole juniper berries, angelica and coriander seed, ground almonds and other natural botanicals for 24 hours prior to distillation - resulting in a bold, refreshing and perfectly balanced flavour.

45ml Beefeater Gin 20ml Sugar Syrup

40ml Lime Juice 4-5 Pieces Of Fresh Watermelon 2/3 Fresh Basil Leaves

METHOD: SHAKEN In a Boston glass muddled fresh watermelon, with basil leaves add lime juice, sugar syrup and 45ml gin. Shake them all with ice n pour it in a pre-chilled martini glass. GLASSWARE: Martini Glass GARNISH:1 Water melon Slice

COCKTAIL - J INGREDIENTS: 50ml Jamesons Whiskey 20ml Sugar Syrup 40ml Water 4 Sprigs Mint

The Jameson distillery was founded in Dublin in 1780 and by 1800 had become the world's most popular whiskey. Jameson's is made only with malted and unmalted (“green”) barley. The unmalted barley imparts the traditional Irish characteristics, and the “pure pot still” character, unique to Irish whiskeys, emparts a smooth richness not found in other spirits. Jameson's is triple-distilled, and seasoned in oak casks, a mix of sherry and bourbon casks depending on the specific bottling. The motto “sine metu,” Latin for “without fear.” is printed on every label. Jameson Irish Whiskey remains one of the fastest growing whiskeys over 220 years after it was first distilled. John Jameson's standards and principles continue to thrive in the fine, smooth whiskey that still bears his name.

METHOD: STIRRED Muddle three mint sprigs with water and simple syrup in a highball glass or julep cup. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Add Jameson and stir. GLASSWARE: High Ball Glass

GARNISH: Fresh Berries & Mint

WATERMELON & BASIL MARTINI INGREDIENTS: 45ml Beefeater Gin 20ml Sugar Syrup

40ml Lime Juice 4-5 Pieces Of Fresh Watermelon 2/3 Fresh Basil Leaves

METHOD: SHAKEN In a Boston glass muddled fresh watermelon, with basil leaves add lime juice, sugar syrup and 45ml gin. Shake them all with ice n pour it in a pre-chilled martini glass. GLASSWARE: Martini Glass GARNISH:1 Water melon Slice

Hawaiian Mojito INGREDIENTS: 45ml Havana Club 15ml Sugar Syrup

Havana Club is produced according to careful Cuban tradition from sugar cane of the highest quality. After fermentation of the molasses, called mieles in Cuba (literally honey), an extremely slow distillation process in columns especially designed for Havana Club produces a powerful and aromatic liquor known as aguardiente. This young liquor is aged in white oak casks and then blended with fresh sugarcane distillate to produce ron fresco (fresh rum) which is then successively aged and blended again several times until the maestros roneros (master blenders) are satisfied. The choice of barrels is crucial, as the wood gives colour, aroma and complexity to the liquor. The entire range of Havana Club is aged naturally, with no artificial acceleration – the best guarantee of excellent quality. After ageing, each cask of rum is verified, and tasted by the maestros roneros with passion, patience and precision to ensure the quality of the ageing and blending processes. Best with: Diet Coke

4 Lemon Wedges 8/10 Mint Leaves

30ml Soda

METHOD: Muddled In a Collins take 8/10 mint leaves, muddle it with 4 lemon wedges, add 15ml sugar syrup, fill the glass with crushed ice, add Havana Club and top it up with a splash of soda. GLASSWARE: Collins

GARNISH: A Mint Sprig

Cuban Ginger INGREDIENTS: 60ml Havana Club 20ml Apple Liqueur

120ml Ginger Ale

METHOD: Stirred In a martini glass, add a few cubes of ice. Add apple liqueur, ginger ale and Havana Club. Complete with ginger ale. Stir well. GLASSWARE: Martini Glass

Make Your Own Cocktail

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Tips & Technics Galliano: A sweet golden blend of over 40 fruits and herbs, overlaid with vanilla Kahlua: A Mexican brand of coffee crème liqueur



Maraschino: Whole marasca cherries soaked in a base spirit. The cherries are used are garnishes while the preserve from the jar is used as liqueur Midori: A Japanese brand of bright green melon liqueur


Parfait Amour: A perfumed liqueur based on crème de violette with a citrus orange twist Pernod: A liquorice tasting branded liqueur made from the star anise fruit Pimm's: A gin based blend of fruits and liqueurs Schnapps: A high quality grain or potato spirit. Today used most often for fruit flavoured liqueurs Southern Comfort: A whiskey based liqueur, principally peach in flavor Triple Sec: A type of clear curacao made from sweet and bitter oranges Vermouth: A basic, dry white wine, infused with herbs and then sweetened and fortified

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