Straight out of the gay scene and made famous in the second series of Sex and the City with many occurrences throughout, the Cosmopolitan (or Cosmo) is a blend of Vodka, Cranberry juice and Cointreau, with a squeeze of lime juice.
– Cranberry Juice
– Squeeze of fresh lime
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and all of the ingredients. Shake for 30 seconds and double strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with lime or orange.
The Black Russian is a mix of Vodka and Kahlua (Coffee Liqueur) served in an old fashioned rocks glass. Tradition says that the vodka is simply poured over ice, followed by the coffee liqueur.
This one’s as easy as they come! Simply add equal amounts of Vodka and Kahlua to a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
The Bramble Cocktail.
The Bramble is a classic short cocktail made with fresh Lemon juice and Gin, flavored with Creme de Mure.
– Lemon juice
– Creme de Mure
– Sugar Syrup (Mix 1:1 sugar and water)
– Ice, crushed or cubed
Fill a cocktail shaker with cubed ice and add the Gin, Lemon juice and sugar syrup. Give it a shake for no less than 10 seconds.
Strain the ingredients over cubed or crushed ice in an old fashioned cocktail glass, then pour the Creme de Mure over the back of a spoon into the glass.
Garnish this classic Bramble cocktail with lemon and/or blackberries.
The Classic Margarita is a Tequila based cocktail with Cointreau (or Triple-Sec), and fresh lime juice typically served in a Cocktail glass with a salted rim.
– Lime Juice
Using a piece of lime wet the rim of the glass and edge it with rock salt. Fill the glass with one or two ice cubes and set aside.
Meanwhile, add ice, Tequila, Cointreau and freshly squeezed lime juice to the cocktail shaker and shake for 10 seconds or more.
Remove the ice from the cocktail glass and double strain the ingredients from the mixer into the glass.
Garnish this Classic Margarita with a lemon or lime wheel, simply drop it into the glass.