There are a lot of skill sets one can be proud of; we consider making a classic cocktail at the top of that list. Today we’re teaching you how to make five different classic cocktails, so you can literally be the favorite when it comes to your group of friends and the ‘who’s hosting tonight?’ question.
2 ounces Gin or Vodka
1 ounce Sweetened Lime Juice
Juice from 1/2 Lime
Lime slices, garnish
In a shaker, combine gin, sweetened lime juice, fresh lime juice, and a handful ice. Shake well. Strain the cocktail into a glass, garnish with lime.
2 ounces Rye whisky
1/2 teaspoon Honey
3 dashes Bitters — Angostura bitters
Splash Sparkling Water (optional)
Star Anise Seed (optional)
Orange Peel, for garnish
Stir together whiskey, honey, bitters. Serve over ice with a splash of sparkling water, star anise and orange peel garnish.
2 ounces Gin
1 teaspoon Lemon Simple Syrup
1/2 ounce fresh Lemon Juice
Lemon Peel Garnish
Maraschino Cherry, optional
Stir together gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Serve over ice with a splash of sparkling water. Garnish with lemon and maraschino cherry.
From Scott Gerber
2 parts Michters Rye
1 part Cocchi Del Torino (Sweet Vermouth)
3 dashes of angostura bitters (per cocktail)
Serve over ice.
1/2 tablespoon Mint Simple Syrup
2 ounces of gin
a glass 2/3 full with shaved ice
3 – 4 sprigs of mint
Lemon Peel, Garnish
In a glass muddle mint with the simple syrup. Fill with shaved ice. Pour in gin and sparkling water. Stir before serving, garnish with lemon peel.