I watched a bartender make one of these and asked him what was in it. It’s basically gin on the rocks with a very theatrical presentation. He said it was called “Fanny’s Sweet Rhythm” and he didn’t know why. It’s pretty and tastes good so give it a try.
Muddle the mint and orange bitters in a rocks glass. Fill the glass with crushed ice, pour in the gin and stir. Garnish with a lime wheel and sprig of mint.
Invert a half lime so that the peel faces in, place on top of the crushed ice and pour Green Chartreuse into shell. Light the Chartreuse, let it burn for 30 seconds to warm the oils in the lime skin, then tip into the drink.
Pour all 3 ingredients over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with an orange wheel.
A relation of the negroni. Spagliato means broken in Italian. This one replaces the gin with Prosecco.
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. sweet vermouth
3 ozs. Prosecco
Add Campari and vermouth over ice in a flute. Stir and top with Prosecco and garnish with an orange twist.
The Old Pal Negroni Cocktail
This is a whiskey version. You can use Bourbon, Canadian or rye.
1 oz. Campari
1 1⁄4 oz. whiskey
1 oz. Dry vermouth
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir and strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.
Each different but they all have Campari in common. Campari has been around for a long time. Gaspare Campari founded the company in 1860. The basic Campari aperitif is simply Campari and soda with a lemon twist – simple and perfect. Throughout the years Campari has been noted for the beautiful graphics used in it’s advertisements. Here are a few –
We call it a French 75. In France it’s simply Soixante-Quinze. It was invented at the New York Bar in Paris in 1915 and named after a World War One, 75 millimeter artillery piece. It’s a lot like a Tom Collins – lemon, sugar, and gin – but with Champagne in place of club soda. It isn’t very strong so it makes a good morning drink, like a Mimosa.
1 oz. gin
1/2 oz. lemon juice
2 dashes simple syrup
2- 3 oz. Champagne
Combine all of the ingredients except the Champagne in a shaker filed with ice. Shake and pour into an iced champagne flute. Top it up with Champagne. Garnish with a slice of orange.
Invented by the Dutch 350 years ago, this colorless spirit, flavored with juniper berries was originally called genievre or jenever. Lately, it’s been replaced in popularity with vodka but for the four cocktails made with gin listed here, there is no substitute.
Very simple – just shake the 3 ingredients with ice and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
Put the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake vigorously & strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the cherry.
Everything goes into the shaker and shake thoroughly because of the egg white.
Old Tom Martini
An early Martini recipe – put gin and Vermouth in a mixing glass and stir (never shake) with ice. Pour into a chilled Martini glass and add bitters and olive.