As a true gentleman, you should be well dressed, possess the best of manners, and know how to mix the perfect drink. Even if you abstain from alcohol, it never hurts to know the finer points of mixology. People consume alcohol for various reasons: to unwind, relax, let loose, meet others, socialize, or to enjoy the flavors.
We’re going to show you how to mix some common (and not so common) drinks so you can be the perfect party host or guest at your next soiree.
The drink of 007 is quite easy to concoct.
– 2.5 oz Gin
-.5 oz dry vermouth
– Garnish like olives or lemon twist
Mix the gin and vermouth in a shaker with ice, then stir and strain into a glass. Add your garnishes and enjoy. (Recipe from The Distilled Man)
For this you will need an infamous copper mug.
– 1.5 oz Vodka
– .5 oz fresh lime juice
– .25 oz simple syrup
– Ginger beer
– Lime wedges to garnish
“Lightly shake vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. Add ginger beer and shake. Serve in a copper mug and garnish with lime wedge.” (Recipe from Delish)
There’s nothing out of fashion with this classic cocktail.
– 1 scant teaspoon simple syrup
– 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
– 1 half dollar sized orange peel
– 2 oz Rye or Bourbon
– 1 Cherry
“In old-fashioned glass, combine simple syrup and bitters. Fill glass halfway with ice, then stir about a dozen times. Add enough ice to fill glass. Squeeze orange peel over glass to extract oils, add peel to glass, and add whiskey. Stir just until drink is cold and alcoholic bite has softened, about a dozen times. Garnish with cherry, swizzle stick, and straw.” (Recipe from Epicurious)
– .75 oz sweet vermouth
– 2.5 oz Bourbon Whiskey
– 1 dash Angostura Bitters
– 1 Cherry
– 1 Twist orange Peel
“Combine the vermouth, bourbon whiskey, and bitters with 2 – 3 ice cubes in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don’t bruise the spirits and cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry. Rub the cut edge of the orange peel over the rim of the glass and twist it over the drink to release the oils but don’t drop it in.” (Recipe from Drinksmixer.com)
A perfect nightcap to end the day.
– 2 oz Vodka
– 1 oz Coffee liquer
– Light cream
“Pour vodka and coffee liqueur over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. Fill with light cream and serve.” (Recipe from Drinksmixer.com)
If you’re not sure what cocktail to drink, follow this useful guide.