The Best Cocktail Recipes

The Best Cocktail Recipes

During 17th Century the word Cock + tail  is an adjective describing the creatures tail like a cock and a horse docked like tail. Owning cocked tailed horse in its pedigree. Cocktail recipe is usually iced drinks or mixed distilled liquor using flavor ingredients and it may be served as an appetizer as a first course of mean.The first cocktail mix that has been used were the Sling, Juleps and Toddies and the enough reason to be recorded in history book.

There is no specific what, when or who will be the one who created those cocktail drinks but definitely it was started during 17th up to 18th Century. It’s just a specific drink rather than category of cocktail drinks.

The reference and the first and only published in “The First Cabinet”  around April 28, 1803 In Amherst, New Hampshire. There’s an editor who was that time experiencing headache up to 11 am and tell that he has a hangover and got drunk.

In 1831, Alexander calls the ru, gin and brandy in a mix of 2 third spirit of water and add nutmeg and a bitters and enrich with  sugar.



As we go along this topic there will be a new knowledge that we will learn not only the recipe but also what’s in behind of each cocktail drinks and where it will be came from mostly the characteristic of each drinks.  You may be amazed that you will never expect that there’s an ingredients that it can be used to create cocktail drinks. So come and explore each cocktail drinks that has a deep reflect on this generation.

Bellow are some of the example wine recipe:


Red Pepper Cocktail

Comes from with a biting black pepper and a sweet crunch of red bell pepper and a tequila blanco with a freshly squeezed lemon juice and a citrus flair of orange. Most the people called it a drinks for all Dad.


  • 1/2 oz.  simple syrup
  • 1 oz freshly lemon juice
  • ¾ oz orange liqueur
  • Black pepper
  • 3-4 stips red bell pepper
  • 2 oz tequila blanco


  1. First are mix of black pepper, muddle tequila and red pepper strips.
  2. Mix all the ingredients shake it thoroughly then strain it twice, then pour on a coupe glass (optional: put dash of black pepper on the rim)
  3. With the slice of red pepper use it as a garnish


Old Fashioned


  • 2 oz rye whiskey or bourbon
  • Garnish of Orange twist
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 tsp sugar or 1 sugar cube


  1. In a glass put a sugar. Pour whiskey and stir until dissolved. Add ice and stir again then serve and enjoy.



Favorite of most bartender around the world.


  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz sweet vermount
  • 1 oz gin


  1. Add all the ingredients and stir with ice.


Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule is very advisable to drink during hot summer.


  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 4-6 oz ginger beer
  • 5 oz of lime juice


In Moscow Mule mug squeeze lime juice then add 2-3 cube ice then add cold ginger and Vodka.



Booziest classics drink which created around 1800s


  • 1 oz Sweet Vermount
  • 2 oz rye whisky
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters


  1. Mix all the ingredients and stir with ice.
  2. Strain on cocktail coupe and martini glass


Rob Roy

This cocktail drink was made in Manhattan and name after Scottish folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor.


  • 2 dashes Angostura
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 ½ oz Blended Scotch


  1. In a mixing glass, pour all the ingredients with ice and stir
  2. Strained on the chilled glass with fresh ice
  3. Use cherry for garnish


White Russian

White Russian was firstly mix on 1949 by the Belgian Bartender Gustave Tops


  • 1 ¼ oz Vodka
  • 1 ¼ oz Coffee liqueur (Kahlua)


  1. Combine all the Ingredients with ice on mixing glass
  2. Stir into a chilled rocks over fresh ice and enjoy



Ian Fleming was the creator of this cocktail drinks around 1953 in the Novel Casino Royale.


  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • ½ oz Lillet


  1. Combine all the Ingredients with ice on mixing glass
  2. Stir into a cocktail glass and garnish thin orange or lemon



According to the history the cocktail Sidecar was made by one of the famous hotel in paris and that is “Ritz Hotel” and the cocktail was made after the motorcycle attachment.


  • 1 ¾ oz Brandy
  • 1 oz lemon
  • ¾ Triple sec


  1. In shaker thin combine all the ingredients
  2. Add 3-4 cubes of ice
  3. Shake firmly until tin is frosted over
  4. On the chilled cocktail glass strain it and put sugar on rimmed
  5. Garnish with a twist of lemon and then enjoy.



Paloma is often Overlook, Paloma is a refreshing and it’s easy to use.


  • 2 oz Blanco Tequila or Reposado
  • 1 oz Lime
  • 1 each Pinch of Salt
  • Grapefruit as needed


  1. Using Highball glass combine all ingredients with 2-3 cube ice
  2. Enjoy with the garnish of Grapefruit wheel


Question and Answer (Q/A)

  1. Are all the ingredients available in supermarket and wine liquor? Yes all these ingredients were all available on supermarket and liquor nationwide and around the world.
  2. Are these ingredients were affordable and budget friendly to anyone? Not all the ingredients has a cheaper price but there’s an ingredients were all individual can afford.


Final Thoughts:

Is it really amazing that there’s a lot of cocktail mix were made a long time ago in different part the country. Most of  them was really a remarkable, there’s a case were in the cocktail mix was made accidentally then the other was made intentionally. I hope that the new generations continue the legacy of the inventors and lift it up so it will not be forgotten by other people. And keep it preserve especially all the recipes made by many inventors and liquor enthusiasm. But make sure that use all the alcohol mix in moderation only.

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