The Most Tasty Cocktails

Simple and easy to make

Gin & Tonic

Gin and tonic water, according to taste

Poured over ice cubes (on the rocks)
Served in a Highball or Rocks glass
Standard Garnish: lime slice or wedge


Preparation In a glass filled with ice cubes, add gin and tonic.
aka Apple Martini


40ml (3 parts) Vodka
15ml (1 part) Apple schnapps/ Calvados
15ml (1 part) Cointreau

Served Straight up
Served in a Cocktail glass
Standard Garnish: apple slice and cherry


Preparation Mix in a shaker, then pour into a chilled glass. Garnish and serve.
Vodka Coffee liqueur. The traditional cocktail known as a Black Russian, which first appeared in 1949, becomes a White Russian with the addition of cream.

White Russian

5 cl (5 parts) Vodka
2 cl (2 parts) Coffee liqueur
3 cl (3 parts) fresh cream

On the rocks poured over ice
Served in an Old Fashioned glass
Standard Garnish: none

Preparation Pour coffee liqueur and vodka into an old Fashioned glass filled with ice. Float fresh cream on top and stir slowly.

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Other garnish ideas – maraschino cherry and orange slice. A variant of the whiskey sour is the Ward 8.

Whiskey Sour

4.5 cl (3 parts) Bourbon whiskey
3 cl (2 parts) fresh lemon juice
1.5 cl (1 part) Gomme syrup
dash egg white (optional)

Served: Shaken
Served in an old fashioned glass or cobbler
Standard Garnish: sugared glass, lemon rind

Preparation Shake with ice. Strain into ice-filled old-fashioned glass to serve “on the rocks.”


Jerry Thomas’s 1876 recipe – the Father of American Mixology

Tom Collins

6 cl (3 parts) Old Tom Gin
3 cl (2 parts) freshly squeezed
lemon juice
15ml (1 part) sugar syrup
60ml (4 parts) carbonated water to taste

Served: On the rocks (poured over ice)
Served in a Collins Glass
Standard Garnish: Lemon slice and Maraschino cherry

Preparation Mix the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a tall glass with ice, top up with soda water, garnish and serve.
Legend has it that the mojito was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drink!

Strawberry Mojito

4 cl (4 parts) White rum
3 cl (3 parts) strawberry syrup
4 fresh strawberries crushed
2 teaspoons Sugar
lime segments (optional)
Soda Water

Served: Shaken
Served in an old fashioned glass or cobbler
Standard Garnish: mint leaf, strawberry

Preparation  muddled with sugar and strawberry syrup. Rum added and topped with soda water. Garnished with a mint leaf as an  and a fresh strawberry. Served with a straw.
Sometimes mixed in smaller quantities and served as a shooter

Sex on The Beach

4 cl Vodka
2 cl Peach schnapps
4 cl Orange juice
4 cl Cranberry juice

On the rocks
Served in a high ball glass
Standard Garnish: orange slice

Preparation Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange slice.

4 thoughts on “The Most Tasty Cocktails”

  1. I’m not a drinker but I do like reading the “recipes”. My son made me “nuclear waste” once (that’s what he called it). It was good but it looked and smelled like windshielf washer fluid! I like your illustrations! 🙂


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