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Top Ten Hot New Drink Recipes


Top Ten New Cocktail Recipes

People are always on the look out for the best new drink recipes. The mojito, the martini and the margarita appear to be the most popular drinks in bars across the US. But people are picky and bar patrons are always looking out for the best new trend. The eighties were probably the golden age of the cocktail, but slowly the cocktail is making a comeback. Even those multi-colored shooters (the bane of bartenders worldwide) are showing up gain.

So what are the top bartenders in New York, Boston and New Orleans making for their customers. What cocktails are the hottest these days? What golden oldie is making a comeback?

Some are new and are becoming faves across the south and northeast.

1. Sour Orange Daiquiri

Juice of one sour orange

Three big dashes sugar syrup*

6 oz. aged rum

1 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier or good curaçao

Orange slice

This recipe makes two cocktails in 5oz. martini glasses

*If you do not have sugar syrup on hand, just make some ahead of time; boil equal amounts of sugar and water together until sugar dissolves and a light syrup forms. Cool, then refrigerate. Chill cocktail glasses. In cocktail shaker, add ice, then the main ingredients listed. Shake thoroughly to mix and chill. Pour into glasses and garnish with an orange slice.

2. Key Lime Pie

3/4 oz Licor 43*

1 oz. Vodka

1/4 oz Rose’s sweetened lime cordial

1/2 oz Milk or cream

Pour ingredients into shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into glass.

* It’s a Spanish citrus vanilla liqueur as old as the hills but growing in popularity

3. Ginger Rogers

Two dashes Angostura bitters

The juice of half a lime

1 oz. Grand Marnier

I oz. aged rum

Jamaican ginger beer to fill

Mint sprig for garnish

Fill a highball or tall cooler glass with ice. Coat ice with bitters, then squeeze lime, dropping in spent shell. Add liquor top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint.

4. New Orleans Martini

3 oz vanilla vodka

Splash of dry vermouth

1/2 oz. Pernod

1 dash Angostura bitters

Fresh mint sprig

Combine vodka, vermouth and pernod in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with mint sprig.

5. A Piece of Ass

1 oz. Amaretto

1 oz. Southern Comfort

Sour mix

Put ice in highball. Pour in shots. Fill with sour mix

6. Irish Flag

Two parts Green Creme de Menthe

Two parts Bailey’s

One part Brandy

Layer creme de menthe, Bailey’s and brandy in a shooter glass.

7. Red Headed Slut

1 1/2 oz Jägermeister

1 1/2 oz Peach schnapps

Cranberry juice

Mix in shot glass. Shoot. (You have to love if not just for the name.)

8. Junior Mint

1/2 oz. Malibu rum

1 oz. white Creme de Cacao

1 oz. White Creme de Menthe

Combine all ingredients with ice, shake, and strain into old fashioned glass

9. Three-Mile Island Iced Tea

1/2 oz. Gin

1/2 oz. Light rum

1/2 oz. Tequila

1/2 oz. Triple sec

1/2 oz. Vodka


Sweet and sour mix

1-2 dash Bitters

One lemon wedge

Fill 14oz glass with ice and pour in liquor. Fill to two thirds of glass with the the cola and remainder with sweet & sour. Top with dash of bitters and lemon wedge.

10. English Channel

2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Creme

½ oz. Drambuie

½ oz. Cointreau

Pour all three over ice and mix. Looks like the English Channel but tastes way better.

Source by Kevin Marsh

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