My cocktail recipes
Working in a bar for the past 6 months, I have been able to pick up a few tips and tricks about the restaurant and bar scene. For this page of the blog I will dive into Rum, Wine, Bourbon, Gin, Tequila, and Vodka recipes.
Click the dropdown menu under cocktails for detailed step by step instructions of how to make my favorite drinks.
Red / Wine / Sparkling
Mimosas to bellinis, red sangrias to white sangrias, I will teach you how to make every cocktail the right way.
Gin isn't gaining the popularity that it had when martini's were first being popularized in the early 20th century but it is still a very versatile spirit. From herbaceous tasting points to zesty lemon tasting points there is a lot to do with this spirit.
The Russian's aren't the only ones who can put this down anymore. Mainly composed of water and ethanol, it is around 80 proof and every bit of it is putrid by itself. But if you let me make you a cosmo or dirty martini, you will see why it is so popular.
From painkillers to pina coladas, light rum to dark rum. Jamaica, Puerto Rican, and Cuba are the primary manufacturing locations. This 80 proof spirit with vanilla, spice, tropical fruit, and caramel tasting points is the perfect base spirit for your favorite tropical cocktails.
Originating from northern Mexico, this strong spirit has become an America staple in every bar. Working at a bar over the summer I would not hesitate to say that margaritas were the most ordered cocktail and I can see why.
Whiskey / Bourbon
Unlike vodka or rum, whiskey is easily and often ordered straight up, especially in the winter months to help warm up the soul. A great base for such famous cocktails as Old Fashioned's and Manhattans.