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Top 20 Mixed Drink and Cocktail Recipes

por Sonya Wedding (2020-04-30)


id="mod_5452258">A lesson in bartending: Mixed drinks and cocktails
Many of you adults are familiar with some mixed drinks and cocktails. You know how to order them in a bar, and you watch the bartender make them. But if needed, could you make them for yourself? A comprehensive list of cocktail recipes in existence would take far too long and make me far too thirsty. Instead, I have created a list of recipes for the top 20 mixed drinks and cocktails; an essential lesson in mixology, if you will. These popular drinks will be grouped into one of four categories: mixed drinks, martinis and manhattans, two liquor drinks, and holiday drinks. I hope you can use this hub as a tool to impress your friends, or at least give you and that salty bar-fly you've always admired something to talk about. Cheers.

Cuba LibreTequila Sunrise Mixed Drink Recipes
These drinks are the building blocks of life for any true alcoholic. They make up the majority of drinks ordered in a bar, and they are incredibly simple to make. Usually consisting of one liquor and one mixer. Here is a list of some of the most popular mixed drinks to quench your thirst:



Cuba Libre

Highball glass, ice

- 1 oz light rum

- fill w/ coke

- garnish w/ lime



Presbyterian

Highball glass, ice

- 1 oz whiskey

- 1/2 fill w/ ginerale

- 1/2 fill w/ soda

- garnish w/ lemon twist







Salty Dog

Highball glass, ice, salted rim

- 1 oz vodka

- fill w/ grapefruit juice







Tequila Sunrise

Collins glass, ice

- 1 oz tequila

- fill w/ orange juice

- top w/ 1/2 oz of grenadine

- garnish w/ cherry







Hairy Navel

Collins glass, ice

- 1/2 oz vodka

- 1 oz peach schnapps

- fill w/ cranberry juice




Useful Bartending Handbooks
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A list of 10 drink recipes for the summer holiday. Mai tai, lava flow, rum runner and more. Learn how to pour and create festive drinks that will impress your friends. Shop for bartending tools.

Bartending: Hot Drink Recipes
In this episode, we will provide a variety of drinks to keep you warm all winter. The Nutty Irishmen, Broken Leg, and Hot Spiced wine are just a few of the tasty concoctions you will be taught to pour. Never spend a Winter alone with these cocktails.

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Two Liquor Drink Recipes
Although containing two parts, these are also very simple. You will want to pour the ingredients in the order given. Whenever you use a liquor and a liqueur, you will want to pour the heavier liqueur last. This way, it will slowly fall to the bottom and mix itself. The first three are more traditional drinks. The final three are considered shooters, which are shaken and poured like a martini. More or less, drinks for the younger crowd.



White Russian

Rocks glass

- 1 1/2 oz vodka

- 1/2 oz kahlua

- float cream on top







Vodka or Gin Gimlet

Rocks glass

- 1 1/2 oz vodka or gin

- 1/2 oz lime juice

- garnish w/ lime







.357 (Colorado Bull Dog)

Rocks glass

- 1 1/2 oz vodka

- 1/2 oz kahlua

- splash of cream

- splash of coke

- floater of vodka







Kamikaze

Shooter glass

- 1 1/2 oz vodka

- splash of triple sec

- splash of lime juice

- splash of sweet & sour







Red Headed Slut

Shooter glass

- 1/2 oz jagermeister

- 1/2 oz peach schnapps

- 1/2 oz cranberry juice







Oatmeal Cookie

Shooter glass

- 1/2 oz goldschlager

- 1/2 oz baileys

- 1/2 oz kahlua

Lemon DropCosmopolitanManhattan Martini and Manhattan Recipes
I only wish I was classy enough to drink either of these classic cocktails. Bartender: "Straight-up or on the rocks young sir?" Me: "Um, yeah, no ice please, it makes my gums hurt." Regardless, the ability to make a good martini is an important life skill that will never be overlooked and appreciated by all. As Frank Sinatra once said, "If it wasn't for the olives, I'd starve to death."

Remember this simple advice:

Don't bruise the martini by letting it sit. Once you pour your ingredients into the shaker, shake, and pour out immediately.

Use a quality liquor.

Vermouth is always poured first





Martini

Stemmed glass

- dash of dry vermouth

- 1 3/4 oz vodka or gin

- garnish w/ olive







Lemon Drop

Stemmed glass, sugared rim

- 1 1/2 oz lemon vodka

- splash of sweet & sour

- 1/2 oz triple sec or cointreau

- lemon wedge and sugar into shaker is optional

- garnish w/ lemon







Cosmopolitan

Stemmed glass

- 1 oz vodka

- 1/2 oz triple sec or cointreau

- splash of lime juice

- splash of cranberry juice for color

- garnish w/ lime or lemon twist







Manhattan

Stemmed glass

- 1/4 oz sweet vermouth

- 1 3/4 oz whiskey

- garnish w/ cherry

Glassware
Anchor Hocking Heavy Base Shot Glasses (Old Version), 1.5 oz (Set of 12) Buy Now Tools
Rattleware 11-1/2-Inch Twist Bar Stirrer/Spoonused for stirring drinks made in a glass mixing cup

Buy Now Holiday Drink Recipes
These are the drinks that everyone likes to drink when they're on vacation. These are also the drinks that everyone likes to drink when they aren't on vacation, because it reminds them of being on vacation. They are more complicated to make, but taste great, and usually involve more alcohol, which means funny funny times. Who doesn't want to be like Tom Cruise in the movie Cocktail? Just me eh? Well at any rate, in order to do that, you must learn these drinks.

Strawberry DaiquiriPina Colada What is your favorite holiday drink?

Long Island Ice Tea

Electric Ice Tea

Mai Tai

Cadillac Margarita

Strawberry Daiquiri

Pina Colada
See results


Long Island Ice Tea

Collins glass, ice

- 1/2 oz vodka

- 1/2 oz gin

- 1/2 oz tequila

- 1/2 oz triple sec

- 1/2 oz rum

- 1 1/2 oz sweet & sour

- splash of coke

- garnish w/ lemon







Electric Ice Tea (double all the alcohol for an Adios MF)

Collins glass, ice

- 1/2 oz vodka

- 1/2 oz gin

- 1/2 oz tequila

- 1/2 oz light rum

- 1/2 oz blue curacao

- 1 1/2 oz sweet & sour

- fill w/ 7up

- garnish w/ lemon







Mai Tai

Collins glass, ice

- 1 oz light rum

- 1 oz dark rum

- 1/2 oz creme de almond

- Fill with pineapple and orange juice

- top w/ Myers rum

- garnish w/ cherry and pineapple







Cadillac Margarita

Margarita glass and shot glass

- salt rim (optional)

- 1 oz premium tequila

- 1/2 oz cointreau

- 1 1/2 oz sweet & sour

- a shot of grand marnier on the side

- garnish w/ lime







Strawberry Daiquiri

Hurricane glass

- 1/2 oz light rum

- 1 1/2 oz sweet & sour

- 1 cup of strawberries

- scoop of ice

- blend







Pina Colada

Hurricane glass

- 1 oz light rum

- 3 oz pina colada mix

- garnish w/ pineapple or cherry

Well kids, there it is, my beginners guide to bartending. Essentials in mixology lesson one of who knows how many. But first, before you invite your friends over for presbyterians and poker, you will need a few more things besides liquor and mixers in your arsenal.

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sendingAUTHORJeff Davis

2 years ago from California

Thanks for the feedback.


TopDrinkMixers

4 years ago

salty dogs are great!


actualbartender

5 years ago

No tequila in a long island, Manhattan recipe is wrong, Cadillac margaritas have a floated GrandMa shot. But good job trying to sound like you know what your talking about


Cynthianne Neighbors

6 years ago

Good article! I don't go to bars often (allergies...so many allergies) so I mix my own drinks at home. I have discovered reading your article that I have been making Cosmopolitans and didn't know it! I am rather fond of rum so if you have an article on drinks with rum, point me that direction! :-)


ydian

6 years ago

will you please number your top20 cocktails next time including their mixes, ok? so that i can research conveniently. thank you so much.


NEWBY HAWAII

7 years ago

Very Helpful, Thankyou and Mahalo


ajantha

7 years ago

absolutely nice hub. first time i know about Cadillac margarita.


Mike Fuller

7 years ago from Indiana

Electric iced tea, sounds wicked. I must try. Thanks for the recipes. Nice hub


DanielNeff

8 years ago from Asheville, NC

Thanks for the informative hub. You've put a lot of useful information in one place, and organized it very well.

Voted up and useful.


wealthone

8 years ago

OK, thanks for sharing. I can't sit here and not let you all in a little secret for the classic coctail enjoyer (is that a word?). For martinis and manhattans- knock em out with a high end vermouth and it will literally change your life. There's a product called Dolin (look for it at high end liquor stores) made as Dry, Sweet or Blanco and the best part is you will find yourself increasing its volume instead of the dash he mentions here (please, I mean no offense, you don't know what you don't know.) Another sweet vermouth that I love for manhattans is Carpano Antica. Its so good you can sip it alone. Other dry vermouth "substitutions" are Cocchia Americano or even St Germain. Play with them a bit and you'll thank jdavis for leading you here.


applejuic3

8 years ago from San Diego, CA

there looks like some really good drinks in here. i will be keeping some of these drinks to make them in the future!




Darkeklaw

8 years ago from Tobyhanna, Pennsylvaina

Very nice, might have to share my Mojito recipe some day :)


AUTHORJeff Davis

9 years ago from California

online33 - Who doesn't love cocktails? Thanks for the comment. Headed to check out yours now...cheers.


Online33

9 years ago

Good job buddy, i love cocktails thanks for sharing...check out mine too


AUTHORJeff Davis

9 years ago from California

tristand - you, me, and the dude. glad you liked it. thanks for the comment.


tristand

9 years ago

Great list of tasty recipes. I could really go a white russian right now!


AUTHORJeff Davis

9 years ago from California

suxmee - thanks for reading. dont try um alone. that's no fun.


AUTHORJeff Davis

9 years ago from California

eventsyoudesign - thanks for the comment. welcome to hubpages...we're a good bunch. just put some love and work into your writing and i'm sure they'll come out interesting and informative. good luck.


suxmee

9 years ago

thanks for sharing I will try these too..


eventsyoudesign

9 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

My favorite mixed drink is a cosmopolitan. It took me a long time to find a bartender that could make it correctly. I like your article very well written and easy to follow. I can't wait to read more of your articles. I am new to Hub Pages, but I hope my articles will be interesting and informative to other readers. Thanks for sharing.

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