Monday, March 9, 2009

Beverage Monday


Today is about the classics.

Gin Martini

  • 3 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz dry vermouth
  • olive

Put the gin & vermouth into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an olive.

Manhattan

  • 3 oz whisky
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • dash of bitters
  • cherry

Put the whisky, vermouth and bitters into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Bloody Mary

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • tomato juice
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
  • 1 dash Tabasco
  • 2-4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. straight horseradish
  • squeeze of lime
  • celery stalk
  • kosher salt

Pour the vodka into a high ball glass filled with ice. Pour the tomato juice almost to the top. Pour into a shaker glass. Add the salt, pepper, Tabasco, Worcestershire, horseradish and a squeeze of lime juice. Shake and pour into a glass rimmed with kosher salt. Garnish with the lime and a celery stalk.

Margarita

  • 1 1/2 oz. tequila
  • 3/4 oz triple sec
  • lime juice
  • sweet & sour mix

Put the tequila and triple sec into a salt rimmed rocks glass filled with ice. Pour the sweet & sour to the top and add a splash of lime juice. Garnish with a lime.

Variation~ put all the of ingredients into a blender and pour into a salt rimed margarita glass.

Cheers,

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