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"I drink to make other people more interesting." - Ernest Hemingway.

"First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you." - F. Scott Fitzgerald.

"I like to have a martini, Two at the very most. After three I'm under the table, after four I'm under my host." - Dorothy Parker.

When used to refer to any generic alcoholic mixed drink, COCKTAIL may mean any beverage that contains two or more ingredients if at least one of them contains alcohol.

When a cocktail contains only a distilled spirit and a mixer, such as soda or fruit juice, it is a highball; many of the International Bartenders Association Official Cocktails are highballs. When a cocktail contains only a distilled spirit and a liqueur, it is a duo and when it adds a mixer, it is a trio. Additional ingredients may be sugar, honey, milk, cream, and various herbs.

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  • 10 classic vodka cocktail recipes - The Telegraph.
  • 24 Vodka Cocktails - Cosmopolitan.
  • 27.321 COCKTAIL - costs US$7.500 in the Skyview Bar on the 27th floor of the Burj al Arab, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Aperol Spritz.
  • Aperol Spritz - aperitif cocktail consisting of prosecco, Aperol and soda water.
  • BELLINI - cocktail is a mixture of Prosecco sparkling wine and peach purée or nectar. This cocktail originated in Venice, Italy.
  • BLOODY MARY - cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and combinations of other spices and flavorings including Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, piri piri sauce, beef consommé or bouillon, horseradish, celery, olives, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and celery salt. It has been called "the world's most complex cocktail".
  • Brandy Alexander - brandy-based cocktail consisting of cognac and crème de cacao that became popular during the early 20th century.
  • CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS - TheFiftyBest.com.
  • Cosmopolitan cocktail.
  • COSMOPOLITAN - cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice or sweetened lime juice.
  • CRAFTHOUSE COCKTAILS - "Prepared Cocktails. Hancrafted by the World's Premier Mixologists."
  • CUBA LIBRE - along with the Mojito and the Daiquiri, the Cuba Libre shares the mystery of its exact origin.
  • Ernst Hemingway drank his Daiquiris at El Floridita & his Mojitos at La Bodeguita bar, Havana, Cuba.
  • DAIQUIRI - the Daiquirí was one of the favorite drinks of writer Ernest Hemingway (at El Floridita, Havana, Cuba) and president John F. Kennedy.
  • Eggnog - historically also known (when alcoholic) as milk punch or egg milk punch, is a rich, chilled, sweetened, creamy dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk and/or cream, sugar, whipped eggs (which gives it a frothy texture) and, in some contexts, distilled spirits such as brandy, rum or bourbon. Eggnog with a strong alcohol content keeps well, and is often considered to improve when aged for up to a year in a refrigerator. Eggnog is often provided to guests in a large punch bowl, from which cups of eggnog are ladled.
  • FRENCH 75 - cocktail made from gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar.
  • GIBSON - mixed drink made with gin and vermouth, and often garnished with a pickled onion.
  • GIMLET - cocktail made of gin and lime juice. A 1928 description of the drink was: "gin, a spot of lime, and soda." The description in the 1953 Raymond Chandler novel The Long Goodbye stated that "a real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's lime juice and nothing else".
  • Gin and tonic - highball cocktail made with gin and tonic water poured over ice. It is usually garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. The amount of gin varies according to taste. Suggested ratios of gin to tonic are between 1:1 and 1:3.
  • Harvey Wallbanger.
  • Harvey Wallbanger - is a mixed drink made with vodka, Galliano, and orange juice.
  • HEMINGWAY DAIQURI - rumdood.com.
  • HURRICANE - sweet alcoholic drink made with rum, fruit juice, and syrup or grenadine. Hurricane was invented during the World War II at Pat O'Briens bar in New Orleans and was named after the shape of a hurricane lamp.
  • IRISH COFFEE - cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar (some recipes specify that brown sugar should be used), stirred, and topped with thick cream. The coffee is drunk through the cream.
  • Jack Rose.
  • Jack Rose - cocktail containing applejack, grenadine, and lemon or lime juice. It was popular in the 1920s and 1930s, notably appearing in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 classic, The Sun Also Rises. One of six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury's The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.
  • KIR ROYAL - popular French cocktail made with a measure of crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) topped up with white wine.
  • The Long Island Iced Tea was named for its resemblance to non-alcoholic Iced tea.
  • Long Island Iced Tea - type of alcoholic mixed drink typically made with tequila, vodka, light rum, triple sec, gin, and a splash of cola, which gives the drink the same amber hue as its namesake. It is so named because of the resemblance to the color and taste of iced tea.
  • Manhattan.
  • MANHATTAN - cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters.
  • MARGARITA - cocktail consisting of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the rim of the glass.
  • Martini.
  • MARTINI - the Martini is one of the most widely known cocktails.
  • MARTINI ON THE ROCK - world's most expensive drink: US$10,000 in the Blue Bar at The Algonquin Hotel, New York, U.S.A.
  • MOJITO - the Mojito was a favorite drink of author Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway made the bar called La Bodeguita del medio famous as he became one of its regulars and he wrote "My mojito in La Bodeguita, My daiquiri in El Floridita".
  • Molotov cocktail - generic name used for a variety of bottle-based improvised incendiary weapons. A Molotov cocktail is a breakable glass bottle containing a flammable substance such as petrol or a napalm-like mixture, with some motor oil added, and usually a source of ignition such as a burning cloth wick held in place by the bottle's stopper.
  • Moscow mule - cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. It is usually served in a copper mug.
  • NEGRONI - cocktail is made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso (red, semi-sweet), and one part Campari, garnished with orange peel.
  • Old Fashioned.
  • OLD FASHIONED - possibly the first drink to be called a cocktail.
  • Old Tom Morris - a cocktail perfect for golf lovers.
  • PUNCH - term for a wide assortment of drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, generally containing fruit or fruit juice.
  • Quattroporte Cocktail - at Langham Place, Fifth Avenue hotel's Measure restaurant, New York City. Centers on a $176 eponymous cocktail that is followed up by a ride home in the Maserati Quattroporte car. The Quattroporte cocktail features an ounce of Aperol, Amaro Nonino and Plymouth Gin, which is then stirred and strained into a flute of Krug Champagne.
  • SAKETINI - cocktail that uses sake and other ingredients such as simple syrups, distilled spirits, liqueurs, juices and garnishes.
  • SALVATORE'S LEGACY - the world's most expensive cocktail: £5,500.
  • SCREW DRIVER - popular alcoholic highball drink made with orange juice and vodka.
  • Sidecar.
  • Sidecar - cocktail traditionally made with cognac, orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Grand Gala or another triple sec), and lemon juice.
  • Raffles Hotel Singapore's Long Bar, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673.
  • SINGAPORE SLING - best consumed in Raffles Hotel Singapore's Long Bar.
  • Skinny Bitch.
  • Skinny Bitch - low calorie vodka cocktail.
  • Sundowner - the original South African recipe.
  • TABASCO SAUCE - intrinsic part of the Bloody Mary.
  • Vesper Martini.
  • Vesper Martini Recipe - 'The Vesper', Casino Royale (1953), Chapter 8, by Ian Fleming: "Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake a very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. (If you can get a vodka made with grain instead of potatoes, you will find it still better.)"
  • VODKA MARTINI - cocktail made with vodka and vermouth, a variation of a martini.
  • Unmixed White Russian cocktail.
  • White Russian - cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlúa or Tia Maria), and cream served with ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Often milk will be used as an alternative to cream.
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