New Recipes For Traditional Cocktails

New Recipes For Traditional Cocktails


Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! Everyone’s on the same journey of creating new versions of themselves in celebration of the new year.

If you’re still in party mode and not ready to get back to work for just one more day, there are easy cocktail recipes to make with your friends – some classics and some you’ve probably not tried.

Some of the world’s most popular cocktails include the Martini, Long Island Iced Tea, Californication and many more.

So give into your temptation and start the resolutions tomorrow ( we won’t tell!).

We’ve created a list of recipes with a twist on classic cocktails, which you can make at home to keep the party going.

Cosmopolitan

New Recipes For Traditional Cocktails

The Cosmopolitan belongs to the world of sophistication and class, partly due to its appearance in movies and regularly being seen in a celebrity’s hand.

It’s a fruity cocktail and its main ingredient is vodka. Although it’s still kept its original ingredients, there have been many variations made in films, such as when actress Sarah Jessica Parker has grapefruit-infused vodka in hers during a film scene.

The Traditional Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz cointreau
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • Slice of lemon or lime optional

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake well and pour into a martini glass
  • You can garnish with a piece of lemon or lime

Cosmopolitan With A Twist

By switching the cranberry juice with raspberry, it offers something different to the Cosmopolitan without altering its sweetness - a taste it’s commonly admired for.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz raspberry juice
  • 1/2 oz cointreau
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 5ml Peach schnapps
  • Slice of lemon or lime optional

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake well and pour into a martini glass
  • You can garnish with a piece of lemon or lime

Margarita

New Recipes For Traditional Cocktails

The Margarita comprises of just three ingredients which each enhance the sourness of the cocktail. It’s famous for being served with salt around the rim of the glass, which accentuates the sweet and sour tastes.

It’s extremely popular in America and was originally created by Margarita Sames, who invented the recipe to cool herself down in the heat.

As there’s been an increase in sugar to ingredients over the years, we can only imagine its taste has slightly sweetened over the years.

The Traditional Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz cointreau
  • Piece of lime

Method

  • Rub the rim of the glass with lime
  • Turn the glass upside down and gently swirl it on a plate of salt to cover the rim
  • Shake the ingredients together with ice in a cocktail shaker
  • Slowly pour into a glass and garnish with a lime

Margarita With A Twist

A Margarita wouldn’t be what it is without salt on the rim, so we’ve kept its heritage but slightly altered the ingredients for a fruitier taste.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz cointreau
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • Piece of coconut

Method

  • Rub the rim of the glass with lime and swirl in salt
  • Shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker
  • Pour liquid into a chilled glass and garnish with coconut

Blue Lagoon

New Recipes For Traditional Cocktails

The Blue Lagoon cocktail is a popular summer beverage that’s typically served in a highball glass. It’s mostly made up on lemon juice or lemonade for its citrus flavour.

Many are a fan of this cocktail whilst on holiday – particularly somewhere hot, because it’s wonderfully refreshing whilst having enough strength to get you tipsy.

The Traditional Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 part blue curacao
  • 1 part vodka
  • 4 parts lemon juice

Method

  • Mix the vodka and blue curacao together in a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake well and strain in a glass
  • Top with lemon juice

Blue Lagoon With A Twist

Because it’s so famous for its refreshing taste and tropical appearance, we’ve added even more citrus flavouring in this recipe.

Even though the blue curacao tastes the same as other curacao’s, its blue appearance is what makes it look so attractive.

Ingredients

  • 1 part blue curacao
  • 1 part lemon vodka
  • 1 part Mountain Dew
  • Pieces of mint

Method

  • Mix the lemon vodka and blue curacao in a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Pour into a glass and add Mountain Dew
  • Garnish with mint

Martini

New Recipes For Traditional Cocktails

The Martini is one of the world’s most famous cocktails which is a symbol of sophistication and mystery.

Its popularity rose with James Bond’s famous quote “shaken… not stirred” and still to this day, mixologists wonder why it’d not be stirred if the main ingredients compliment each other.

The Traditional Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 3 oz (6 parts) gin
  • 3 olives

Method

  • Pour the dry vermouth and gin into a chilled glass
  • Gently stir
  • Garnish with 3 olives, or place them in the glass before adding the ingredients

Martini With A Twist

A Martini should go down smoothly and not have a strong aftertaste. It tastes smoother with filtered water used for the ice so do this if possible.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz apple Schnapps
  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice

Method

  • Pour all ingredients into a glass with ice and stir

There are thousands of cocktails in the world, all of which have devised from expertise and a passion for alcohol. Take your favourite cocktail and try different variations with it – being careful to not ‘spoil’ its unique flavours.

Making your own recipes needn’t be expensive, and you can experiment with different flavours of your favourite liquor and spiritsand strengths.