The Last Word cocktail is a gin-based prohibition-era cocktail originally developed at the Detroit Athletik Club. While the drink eventually fell out of favor, it enjoyed a renewed popularity after being rediscovered by the bartender Murray Stenson in 2004 during his tenure at the Zig Zag Café and becoming a cult hit in the Seattle area in the USA.
22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Gin
22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. lime juice
22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. green Chartreuse
22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. marashino liqueur
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
Swimming Pool is the name of a creamy-sweet cocktail based on white rum and vodka. By combining rum with coconut and pineapple juice, it belongs to the group of coladas and is closely related to the popular Piña Colada. In contrast to this, part of the white rum is replaced by vodka and a shot of Blue Curaçao (blue orange liqueur) is added, which gives the drink the turquoise-blue color of a swimming pool and thus its name. Another famous cocktail of Schumann is the Flying Kangaroo.
40 ml / 1 ⅓ oz. white Rum
20 ml/ ⅔ oz. vodka
20 ml/ ⅔ oz. coconut syrup
10 ml/ ⅓ oz. cream
40 ml/ 1 ⅓ oz. pineapple juice
10 mll/ ⅓ oz. Blue Curaçao
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
Add the remaining ingredients, except for the Blue Curaçao.
Shake and strain into fancy glass filled with crshed ice.
Top with Blue Curaçao liqueur.
Garnish with a piece of pineapple and a cherry.
The “swimmingpool” – originally written in one word and actually not a cocktail in the classic sense, but a so-called fancy drink – was created in 1979 in Munich’s Schumann’s Bar and was first published in 1984 by its operator, the bartender Charles Schumann.
The Penicillin cocktail is made with Whiskey, ginger and fresh lemon juice. The drink was created in 2005 by New York bartender Sam Ross. Its name derives from the drug penicillin hinting to the medicinal properties of some of ist ingredients, with suggested effects similar to that of a hot toddy which is said to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu.
60 ml/ 2 oz. Blended Scotch Whiskey
75 ml/ 2 ½ oz. Lagavullin 16y Whiskey
22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. honey syrup
2 – 3 quarter-sized slices of fresh ginger
Muddle fresh ginger in a shaker.
Add the remaining ingredients, except for the Lagavulin Whiskey.
Fill the shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into a chilled old fashioned glass with ice.
The Margarita is a cocktail based on Tequila (his original name was Tequila Daisy). The short drink varies the classic basic structure of a sour (spirit + citrus juice + sugar) by replacing the sugar (syrup) with Cointreau, an orange liqueur. In the course of the spread of Tequila as a mixed spirit, the Margarita also became popular worldwide in the second half of the 20th century and, along with Tequila Sunrise, is one of the internationally best-known Tequila drinks.
50 ml/ 1 ⅔ oz. Tequila
20 ml/ ⅔ oz. Cointreau orange liqueur
15 ml/ ½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
Put a sugar rim on your glass.
Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass rimmed with sugar.
The Sex on the Beach cocktail is in its original form a fruity, moderately sweet cocktail and belongs to the group of New England highballs. The most famous recipe from the United States is mixed with cranberry nectar and also contains vodka, peach liqueur and orange juice. My recipe also includes pineapple juice and black raspberry liqueur (Chambord).
20 ml/ ⅔ oz. Peachtree liqueur
60 ml/ 2 oz. orange juice (freshly sqeezed)
60 ml/ 2 oz. pineapple juice (freshly pressed)
45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. vodka
60 ml/ 2 oz. cranberry juice
15 ml/ ½ oz. black raspberry liqueur (Chambord)
Shake the first three ingredients (the beach part) with ice.
Strain into ice-filled glass.
Then shake the last three ingredients (the sex part) with ice.
Strain into glass to sit on top oft he beach base layer.
Garnish with an orange slice.
Serve with a stirrer and instukt drinker to mix layers before drinking.
Since the cranberry nectar was previously difficult to obtain outside of the USA, for example in Germany, there are now many preparation options under the popular name Sex on the Beach. These contain other juices, syrups, liqueurs and sometimes even other basic spirits such as tequila. Often the orange juice is completely or partially replaced by pineapple juice.
The Brandy Crusta is a cocktail made of Cognac, marashino liqueur, Triple Sec., fresh lemon juice, sugar cane syrup and Angostura bitters. The cocktail, named for the crust of sugar on the rim, was invented by Joseph Santini, a bartender in New Orleans at his bar, Jewel of the South. Jerry Thomas was the first to publish the recipe in his 1862 cocktail manual.
Crusta is a name for a small group of classic cocktails. In their composition, crustas are similar to a sour, they contain a spirit, lemon juice as well as sugar or sugar syrup and / or liqueur and are also often rounded off with cocktail bitters. A special feature is a wide sugar rim on the glass, the eponymous crust, and a long, wide-cut spiral made of lemon or orange peel that is placed in the glass.
The Dingeling (also Ding-a-ling) cocktail is in its original form a fruity, moderately sweet cocktail and belongs to the group of New England highballs. The recipe is from the movie Cocktail with Tom Cruise from 1988.
1 teaspoon cane sugar
½ fresh lime (cut into wedges)
10 ml / ⅓ oz. passion fruit syrup
20 ml / ¾ oz. Galliano Vanilla liqueur
20 ml / ¾ oz. Vodka
passion fruit juice
Add the cane sugar and the lime into the glass and muddle the lime.
Add some crushed ice, the passion fruit syrup, the Galliano and the vodka.
Top half with passion fruit juice and half with Ginger Ale.
Stir with a bar spoon.
Cocktail is an American film that was directed in 1988 with Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown. Around 78.2 million US dollars were grossed in US cinemas.
The Cuba Libre cocktail (spanish for “Free Cuba”) also named as Rum and Coke is a highball cocktail consisting of cola, rum and in many recipes lime juice or lime wedges on ice. Traditionally, the cola ingredient is Coca-Cola (“Coke”) and the alcohol is a light rum such as Havana Club 3 Year Old or Bacardi. However, the drink may be made with various types of rums and cola brands, and lime juice may or may not be included.
60 ml/ 2 oz. light rum
120 ml/ 4 oz. cola
juice of ½ lime
Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice.
Garnish with lime wedges.
The Cuba Libre cocktail originated in the early 20th century in Cuba, after the country won independenc. It subsequently became popular across Cuba, the United States, and other countries. Its simple recipe and inexpensive, ubiquitous ingredients have made it one of the world’s most-popular alcoholic drinks. Drink critics often consider the drink mediocre, but it has been noted for its historical significance.
The Aviation cocktail is a classic cocktail made from gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette (violet liqueur) and lemon juice. By combining a basic spirit with citrus juice and a sugar source – here the liqueurs – the short drink can be classified in the Sours group. The cocktail probably owes its name to its delicate silvery-gray coloring due to the violet liqueur, which is reminiscent of the sky and the aviation that starts at the beginning of the 20th century.
60 ml/ 2 oz. Gin
15 ml/ ½ oz. marashino liqueur
15 ml/ ½ oz. créme de violette liqueur
22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Add all ingredients into shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a brandied cherry.
Sometimes the créme de violette is completely dispensed with or the liqueur is replaced by Parfait Amour or creme yvette, which, however, have berry, citrus and spice notes, depending on the manufacturer, in addition to the floral aroma. The blue-colored orange liqueur Blue Curaçao, on the other hand, is not suitable for the Aviation cocktail, it was also not known at the time of orign.