The Secret Life of Booze
     a cocktail history
I did my research.
Main Entry: 1cock·tail
Pronunciation: ˈkäk-ˌtāl
Function: noun
Etymology: probably from 1cock + tail
Date: 1806

1 a : an ...
"renders the heart stout
and bold, at the same time
that it fuddles the head."

                 - Harry Croswell
Mint Julep

   4 oz rye whiskey
    1/4 oz brandy
      Fresh mint
     1 sugar cube

Sliced pineapple, sliced banana,
   ...
Martini

          2 oz gin
1/4 - 1/3 oz dry vermouth

  Shake and/or stir with ice and
    strain into a cocktail glass
 ...
Bronx Cocktail

              1 1/2 oz gin
           1 oz orange juice
BRONX    1/4 oz dry vermouth
        1/4 oz sweet ...
“Good manners, Oxford accent,
and Brooks Brothers to-order
clothes...knows a Bronx cocktail
from a Manhattan.”

          ...
Vesper

        3oz gin
      1 oz vodka
  1/2 oz Lillet Blanc

Shake over ice and strain into a
 Martini glass. Garnish w...
Americano              Negroni
    1 oz Campari          1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth   1 oz sweet vermouth
      1 oz...
“The bitters are excellent
 for your liver, the gin is
bad for you. They balance
       each other.”

                  - ...
Gimlet

          2oz gin
1/2 oz Rose’s lime juice
1/4 - 1/2 oz simple syrup
         (to taste)

   Shake with ice and st...
Americano Highball   French 75                 Negroni
Bacardi SPecial      Frozen Daquiri            Deconstructed Negron...
Thanks.
The Secret Life of Booze: A Cocktail History
The Secret Life of Booze: A Cocktail History
The Secret Life of Booze: A Cocktail History
The Secret Life of Booze: A Cocktail History
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The Secret Life of Booze: A Cocktail History

  1. 1. The Secret Life of Booze a cocktail history
  2. 2. I did my research.
  3. 3. Main Entry: 1cock·tail Pronunciation: ˈkäk-ˌtāl Function: noun Etymology: probably from 1cock + tail Date: 1806 1 a : an iced drink of wine or distilled liquor mixed with flavoring ingredients b : something resembling or suggesting such a drink as being a mixture of often diverse elements or ingredients <a cocktail of remembered incidents and pure imagination — Charlotte Low> <a cocktail of herbicides> c : a mixture of agents usually in solution that is taken or used together especially for medical treatment or diagnosis 2 : an appetizer served as a first course at a meal
  4. 4. "renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head." - Harry Croswell
  5. 5. Mint Julep 4 oz rye whiskey 1/4 oz brandy Fresh mint 1 sugar cube Sliced pineapple, sliced banana, orange slices and cherries
  6. 6. Martini 2 oz gin 1/4 - 1/3 oz dry vermouth Shake and/or stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass Garnish with an olive
  7. 7. Bronx Cocktail 1 1/2 oz gin 1 oz orange juice BRONX 1/4 oz dry vermouth 1/4 oz sweet vermouth Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of orange
  8. 8. “Good manners, Oxford accent, and Brooks Brothers to-order clothes...knows a Bronx cocktail from a Manhattan.” - W.E.B. DuBois
  9. 9. Vesper 3oz gin 1 oz vodka 1/2 oz Lillet Blanc Shake over ice and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a large thin slice of lemon peel
  10. 10. Americano Negroni 1 oz Campari 1 oz Campari 1 oz sweet vermouth 1 oz sweet vermouth 1 oz soda 1 oz gin
  11. 11. “The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other.” - Orson Welles
  12. 12. Gimlet 2oz gin 1/2 oz Rose’s lime juice 1/4 - 1/2 oz simple syrup (to taste) Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass, or serve in a short glass on the rocks
  13. 13. Americano Highball French 75 Negroni Bacardi SPecial Frozen Daquiri Deconstructed Negroni Bardstown Sling General Order Old-Fashioned Bishops Cooler Gimlet Pink Lady Bronx Cocktail Gin and Tonic Triple Pousse Cafe Cantarito Silver Gin Fizz Rob Roy Chimayo Cocktail Bittered Gin Sling Savot Hotel Special Clipper Cocktail Grasshopper Sazerac Clover Club Horse’s Neck Raspberry Rum Shrub Daiquiri Irish Coffee Brandy Smash Dandy T.R.’s Libelous Mint Smith and Curran Dark and Stormy Julep Thistle DeVoto Martini Lucky Jim Tom and Jerry Dubonnet Cocktail Manhattan Torpedo Juice El Presidente Near-Perfect Martini Vesper Florodora Original Intent Martini Victory Cocktail
  14. 14. Thanks.

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