Cocktails and drinks can be seasonal, stylish and of course… traditional. As bartenders for the night, there are hundreds of recipes to choose from… even trying a drink dating back from 1823, with the Pimm’s Cup, will result in a experimental evening. Popular movies like The Great Gatsby in the 1920’s era, television series like Mad Men and celebrity or historical figures like Frank Sinatra and J.F. Kennedy all had favorite cocktails. Creating these classics can bring back history, popularity and good conversation.
For your evening, pick some recipes to try that you and your guests might enjoy. There are a lot of resources available, like the Harry Johnson classic, The Bartender’s Manual, published in 1900. Or visiting blogs like Five Men Making ****, and The Drink Blog for some delicious tried and true recipes.
1 oz gin
1 oz sweet vermouth
¾ oz green Chartreuse
1 dash orange bitters
Lemon peel or brandied cherry
Combine all ingredients, except the peel or cherry, into a mixing glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass or coupe and garnish with the lemon peel or brandied cherry.
1 part Pimm’s No. 1
3 parts lemonade
Fill your Collins glass with ice, pour on Pimm’s, top with lemonade. Stir and enjoy.
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