How To Mix Drinks

Mix drinks like a professional at home parties.

Here are some great ideas for wonderful mixed drinks.

Grasshoppers,combine 3/4 oz. each creme de cacao, creme de menthe and creme, and shake well.

Brandy Alexander, combine 3/4 oz. each brandy, creme de cacao, and creme, and shake well.

Brandy Sour, combine 2 oz. brandy, 1/4 oz. orange juice, 1/2 oz. lemon juice, 3/4 oz. sugar, and a lemon slice. Put lemon slice on rim of glass and shake other ingredients before pouring into glass.

Stinger, combine 1 1/4 oz. each brandy and creme de menthe, shake well.

Gimlet, combine 2 oz. gin, and 1/2 oz. lime juice. Put ice in glass and stir extemely well.

Frozen Pineapple Daiquiri, combine 1 1/2 oz. light rum, 1/2 oz. lime juice, 1/2 oz. tsp. sugar, 4 pieces of pineapple from a can, and 1/3 cup of ice. Place all in blender for 12 or so seconds. Enjoy.

Margarita, 1 1/2 oz. tequila, 1/2 oz. Triple Sec, 1/2 oz. lime juice, combine all and shake well, add to a glass of ice.

Tequila Sour, shake together 2 oz. tequila, 1/2 oz. lemon juice, and 1 tsp. of sugar. Add a cherry and/or slice of lemon.

Black Russian, combine 1 1/2 oz. vodka, and 3/4 oz. Kahlua. Should be well shaken with ice.

Bloody Mary, shake all of the following with ice, 1 1/2 oz. vodka, 3 ozs. tomato juice, 1/2 oz. lemon juice, a dash of Tabasco, celery salt, and Worcestershire.

Screwdrivers, 1 1/2 oz. vodka and 4 1/2 oz. orange juice. Shake well with ice.

Vodka Martini, stir 2 1/4 ozs. vodka, and 1/4 oz. dry vermouth, with ice.

Vodka Sour, combine 1 3/4 ozs. vodka, 3/4 oz. lemon juice, and 1 tsp. sugar. Shake well with ice.

Rob Roy, stir together 2 oz. scotch, and 1/2 oz. vermouth, with ice.

Tom Collins, shake together with ice 2 oz. gin, 1 1/2 tsp. sugar, 3/4 oz. lemon juice, add club soda to taste.

Tequila Sunrise, combine 2 oz. tequila, 1/2 oz. lime juice, 1/2 oz. curacao, 1 tsp. creme de cassis. Shake with ice, and add club soda to taste.

Mudslide, 1/3 oz. Irich Creme, 1/3 oz. vodka, and 1/3 oz. Kahlua, shake together with ice.

Sex on the Beach, 1/6 oz. peach schnapps, 1/6 oz. vodka, 1/3 oz. cranberry juice and 1/3 oz. pineapple juice, shake well with ice.

Kamikaze, 1/4 oz. lime juice, 1/4 oz. triple sec, and 1/2 oz. vodka. Add ice and shake.

Alabama Slammer, combine with ice the following, 1/4 oz. orange juice, 1/4 oz. Southern Comfort, 1/4 oz. amaretto, and 1/4 oz. Sloe Gin. Shake.

A word about stirring. Certain cocktails will lose their clearness and become cloudy if you shake rather than stir them. The taste should be the same, so if you do shake by mistake don't be alarmed. Here are a few more cocktails:

Gold Cadillac, mix in a blender 3/4 oz. creme de cacao, 3/4 oz. Galliano, 3/4 oz. cream, and 1/3 cup ice, crushed.

Pink Squirrel, 1 oz. creme de noyaux, 1 oz. white creme de cacao, and 3/4 oz. creme. Add ice and shake.

Sidecar, shake the following with ice, 3/4 oz. brandy, 3/4 oz. curacao, and 3/4 oz. lemon juice.

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