Cocktails

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Kir Royal

Kir Royal Cocktail Recipe: How to Make a Kir Royal

The Kir Royal cocktail is a famous cocktail in France. It has the perfect combination of delicious bubbly bites and fruity sweetness. It doesn’t only taste good, but it is easy to make as well. The Kir Royal recipe only comprises crème de cassis and champagne. It is served in a champagne flute, making it visually exquisite.

Mimosa

Mimosa Recipe: How to Make a Mimosa

A Mimosa is a drink made from two main ingredients: champagne and chilled citrus juice, usually orange juice. This drink is widely known to have its own almost-official state holiday on May 16th, but most people seem to think of every Sunday as Mimosa Day. It is typically served in a large champagne glass at brunches and morning events, or as part of the business or first class service on most trains and airlines.

Bellini

Bellini Recipe: How to Make a Bellini

The Bellini is a well-known champagne cocktail made with Prosecco, Re'al Purées and Dekuyper Peachtree. It has long been a brunch favourite for its fresh, fruity flavours that complement any breakfast perfectly. The drink’s flavour is best described as summer in a glass, with a lovely mild to pink blush from the touch of red flesh close to the pits of white peach.

Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour Recipe: How to Make an Amaretto Sour

The Amaretto Sour cocktail is a drink that is known for its sweet and sour flavours. The original Amaretto Sour recipe comprises only 3 ingredients, Amaretto liqueur, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup. The base of the cocktail is the Amaretto liqueur, which originated from the town of Saronno in Northern Italy. The modern Amaretto Sour recipe consists of amaretto liqueur, Angostura bitters, lime juice, simple syrup and egg whites to add texture.

Boulevardier

Boulevardier Recipe: How to Make a Boulevardier

A Boulevardier is a whiskey drink created from the renowned Boulevardier recipe, which includes bourbon or rye, sweet vermouth and Campari. The traditional Boulevardier is mixed with equal parts whiskey, sweet vermouth and Campari, but many individuals prefer a higher percentage of whiskey to sweet vermouth and Campari. Boulevardier cocktails are also incredibly quick and simple to make, taking only a few minutes to prepare, making them great for busy evenings or informal entertaining.

Mint Julep

Mint Julep Recipe: How to Make a Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is a bourbon cocktail well known as the Kentucky Derby's trademark drink. The ingredients for this cocktail are whiskey, Angostura bitters soaked in sugar cubes, mint leaves and a spoonful of soda. It is best to drink in a rocks glass or a silver julep cup.

Manhattan

Manhattan Recipe: How to Make a Manhattan

According to popular belief, the Manhattan drink was invented in the mid-1870s at the Manhattan Club in New York City by Ian Marshall. It was created for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill, Winston's mother) in honour of presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden. However, Lady Randolph was pregnant at the time, so the story is most likely fiction

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour Recipe: How to Make a Whiskey Sour

The Whiskey Sour was invented in the 1860s, but British Navy sailors had been drinking something very similar for a long time before that. Fresh and clean water was difficult to find on long sea journeys, so sailors commonly used whiskey, rum and other spirits to substitute. Aside from lack of clean water, many sailors suffered from scurvy, a potentially fatal disease caused in part by lack of vitamin C

Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander Cocktail Recipe: How to Make a Brandy Alexander

The Brandy Alexander is a brandy-based cocktail drink. It has been regarded as a dessert drink because it has a chocolatey, creamy, sweet and smooth texture with a hint of alcohol. The Brandy Alexander recipe consists of brandy, crème de cacao and milk and is most commonly served in a martini glass, which adds beauty and elegance to its smooth and silky appearance.