Basic Cocktails

Cocktail Recipes and Techniques


Basic Rules

  • It should be made from good-quality, high-proof liquors.
  • It should whet rather than dull the appetite. Thus, it should never be sweet or syrupy, or contain too much fruit juice, egg or cream.
  • It should be dry, with sufficient alcoholic flavor, yet smooth and pleasing to the palate.
  • It should be pleasing to the eye.
  • It should be well iced.

There are a million and 1 cocktails around now – but mostly when you get a cocktail order it will be one of the true and tried cocktails that have stood the test of time.


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