By Babs Suzanne Harrison
It's cocktail hour! This deck beneficial properties 50 undying drink recipes--from the subtle long island and Mint Julep to the seductive Tequila dawn and Mai Tai--plus bargains tips about environment, bar necessities, temper tune, and extra. even if youre imbibing A deux or making martinis by means of the dozen, be certain youre the host with the main at your subsequent soiree.
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Start through making your personal syrups:
—Simple syrup: an absolute staple and the bottom for limitless concoctions
—Herbal syrups together with Thai Basil Syrup, Mint Syrup, and Lavender Syrup
—Spice syrups, that includes Cinnamon Syrup, Ginger Syrup, and Orange Cardamom Syrup
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—Limoncello: a home made model of the Italian classic
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As a way to promote vodka—a white liquor unpopular in the United States in the early twentieth century—and a restaurateur who had an overstock of ginger beer, this beast of a cocktail put Smirnoff vodka on the cocktail map. 2 ounces vodka 1 ounce lime juice 4 ounces ginger beer, chilled Lime wheel Combine vodka and lime juice, preferably in a copper mug. Add ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel. Do try to find spicier, sweeter ginger beer, but if you can’t, use ginger ale instead.
Some people say there’s a woman to blame—and most probably, it was Margarita Sames. In 1948, this Acapulco-dwelling socialite shook up a cocktail that rocked the world. 11/2 ounces tequila 3/4 ounce Cointreau 1 ounce fresh lemon or lime juice Coarse (kosher) salt Lime wedge Flash-blend the first three ingredients with ice (about four large cubes for one drink), pour into a chilled cocktail glass with a salted rim, and garnish with a lime wedge. Flash-blending is the coolest. A couple of twirls of the blade, and the ice is cracked and the drink slightly frothed.
Pour into a stemmed glass and top with soda, stirring gently. Do try to garnish the drink with a fresh flower, as they do in the South. ”—W. C. Fields M A R G A R I TA Margarita Thanks to Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville,” released in 1977, this frozen concoction came to epitomize barefoot island attitude. Some people say there’s a woman to blame—and most probably, it was Margarita Sames. In 1948, this Acapulco-dwelling socialite shook up a cocktail that rocked the world. 11/2 ounces tequila 3/4 ounce Cointreau 1 ounce fresh lemon or lime juice Coarse (kosher) salt Lime wedge Flash-blend the first three ingredients with ice (about four large cubes for one drink), pour into a chilled cocktail glass with a salted rim, and garnish with a lime wedge.