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Mixed Drinks

Popularly known as Cocktails contain one or more types of liquor and flavorings usually one or more of a liqueur, fruit, sauce, honey, milk or cream, spices, etc. The earliest known printed use of the word ‘Cocktail’ appeared in the ‘Balance and Colombian repository’, on May 13th 1806-:
“Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters--it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head. It is said, also to be of great use to a Democratic candidate: because a person, having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow anything else.”

Cocktails are resplendent with a rich history and there are various debates about how and why they are so named, with each theory being more ludicrous than the other. Some of the popular cocktails today are Martini, Cuba Libre, and Long Island Ice Tea. Here’s how to prepare them-:


  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 tsp Dry Vermouth
  • Cocktail Olive
  • Shake all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with cocktail olive.
Cuba Libre Cuba Libre was originated after the Spanish-American War when American group of soldiers first mixed Coca Cola, rum and a wedge of lime to toast to the freedom of Cuba.

  • 2 oz light rum
  • Coca Cola
  • Lime wedge
  • Shake rum and coke with ice cubes and pour into a glass.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge.

Long Island Ice Tea

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Light Rum
  • 1 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Orange Liqueur
  • 1 tsp Superfine Sugar
  • 3 oz Cola
  • Lime Wedge and cherry
  • Mix Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, lemon juice, and superfine sugar in a shaker with ice.
  • Strain into a tall glass and garnish with lemon slice and cherry.