The Most Tasty Cocktails

Since 2011, this cocktail is no longer part of the “official IBA cocktails” so enjoy this one at home!


3/4 oz. Amaretto
3/4 oz. Kahlúa
3/4 oz. Baileys Irish Cream

On the rocks
Served in an old fashioned glass
Standard Garnish: cherry

Preparation Build all ingredients over ice in an old fashioned glass or shot glass. It can be served on the rocks or layered and drunk as a shooter.
Back in the day Mint Julep was prescribed to cure an upset stomach

Mint Julep

6 cl Bourbon whiskey
4 mint leaves
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
2 teaspoons water

On the rocks
Served in a high ball glass
Standard Garnish: mint sprig

Preparation In a highball glass gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Fill the glass with cracked ice, add Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Ask for yours ‘shaken not stirred’ like the fictional spy character James Bond


6 cl (12 parts) gin
1 cl (2 parts) dry vermouth

Served straight or on the rocks
Served in a cocktail glass
Standard Garnish: green olives or lemon twist

Preparation Straight: Pour all ingredients into mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain in chilled martini cocktail glass. Squeeze oil from lemon peel onto the drink, or garnish with olive.
This is one of the most common tequila based cocktails found in the USA


3.5 cl (7 parts) tequila
2 cl (4 parts) Cointreau
1.5 cl (3 parts) lime juice

On the rocks
Served in a Margarita glass
Standard Garnish: salt on the rim and lime slice

Preparation Rub the rim of the glass with the lime slice to make the salt stick to it. Shake the other ingredients with ice, then carefully pour into the glass (taking care not to dislodge any salt). Garnish and serve over ice.
There are many variations of a Manhattan cocktail such as a Rob Roy made with Scotch Whisky


5 cl rye or Canadian whisky
2 cl Sweet red vermouth
Dash Angostura bitters
Maraschino cherry (Garnish)

Straight up without ice
Served in a cocktail glass
Standard Garnish: cherry

Preparation Stirred over ice, strained into a chilled glass, garnished, and served straight up.
There are eleven different recipes to make a Mai Tai cocktail

Mai Tai

4 cl (8 parts) white rum
2 cl (4 parts) dark rum
1.5 cl (3 parts) orange curaçao
1.5 cl (3 parts) Orgeat syrup
1 cl (2 parts) fresh lime juice

On the rocks
Served in a high ball glass
Standard Garnish: pineapple spear, mint leaves, lime peel

Preparation Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into glass. Garnish and serve with straw.
A variation can be made by replacing the Cointreau with vodka

Japanese Slipper

3 cl (1 part) Midori
3 cl (1 part) cointreau
3 cl (1 part) lemon juice

Straight up
Served in a cocktail glass
Standard Garnish: honeydew melon

Preparation Shake together in a mixer with ice. Strain into glass, garnish and serve.

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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