French 75

French 75 is a cocktail made from gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. It is also called a 75 Cocktail, or in French simply a Soixante Quinze. The drink dates to World War I, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris—later Harry’s New York Bar—by barman Harry …

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Purple Aviation

The Aviation is a classic cocktail made with gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, and lemon juice. This classic sipper dates back to the turn of the 20th century but didn’t gain popularity until about a decade ago. INGREDIENTS 1.5 oz Gin 1 tsp Crème De Violette 1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur 3/4 Freshly Pressed Lemon …

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Tom Collins

The Tom Collins is a Collins cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. First memorialized in writing in 1876 by Jerry Thomas, “the father of American mixology.” In August 1891, British physician Sir Morell Mackenzie wrote an article in the influential 19th-century magazine Fortnightly Review claiming that England was the originating country for the Tom Collins cocktail and a person named John Collins was its …

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Long Island Ice Tea

The REAL Long Island Iced Tea can seem like a complicated cocktail given all its ingredients. For one, it adds a touch of four different spirts (vodka, rum, gin & tequila) in one glass – sounds rough but dangerously smooth. The drink has a much higher alcohol concentration (approximately 22%) than most highball drinks due to the relatively small amount …

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Gin Fizz

The gin fizz is a classic mixed and best-known cocktail in the “fizz” family. It is very light in flavor with sour citrus notes. The fizz became widely popular in America between 1900 and the 1940s. Known as a hometown specialty of New Orleans, the gin fizz was so popular that bars would employ teams …

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Gin & Tonic

A Gin and tonic is a classic highball cocktail made of two simple ingredients: Gin and tonic water. Depending on how strong you enjoy your cocktails, the ratio of gin to tonic water can vary. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Gin 3-4 oz Tonic Water 1-3 Lime Wedges PREPARATION In a rocks glass, pour in your gin. …

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Blackberry Bramble

The bramble is a fun gin cocktail that features a blackberry flavor and is the perfect summer drink. The first-ever created Bramble dates back to the ’80s in London where the drink was made with dry gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Crème de Mûre – a blackberry liquor. With this drink, we substitute the …

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Gin Martini

The great thing about a Martini is that there are so many different ways to make it, and different liquors can be used; those being Gin or Vodka. Here is a fairly simple take on the Gin Martini.  INGREDIENTS 2-3 oz Gin ½ oz Dry Vermouth 1 dash orange bitter Garnish: 1-3 olives PREPARATION In …

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The Negroni is a popular Italian cocktail. Supposedly, Count Camillo Negroni concocted it by asking the bartender, Fosco Scarselli, to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by adding gin rather than the normal soda water. The bartender also added an orange garnish rather than the typical lemon garnish of the Americano to signify that it was a …

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