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Aviation

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2 ounce Gin
½ ounce Luxardo Marachino Liqueur
½ ounce Crème de Voilet
¾ ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
Shake & strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish With a lemon twist

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The cocktail known as ‘The Aviation’ was first created in the early 1900s at the Wallick Hotel of New York, by a gentleman named Hugo Ensslin. Mr. Ensslin first published this recipe in his own book, called ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks, in 1916. The creme de violet adds a slight sky blue color which perhaps inspired the name of this drink, in honor of the new aviation industry, just starting to emerge at this early time. A robust cocktail, not for the faint of heart. Wildly popular in it’s day. Cheers!

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Black Russian

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1 ounce Vodka
1 ounce Coffee Liqueur
Over ice in a rocks serving glass
No garnish

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The Black Russian is a classic cocktail, made with ‘Russian’ Vodka and Coffee Liqueur. Usually poured with less coffee liqueur than I did here… but it’s my video, and therefore, my recipe, and I think it tastes better with a larger portion of the ‘Black’ or coffee liqueur. Very simple, and very tasty… If you haven’t ordered one lately, you should! It’s a delight! Cheers!

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Caipirinha

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4 Lime Wedges, Cut in Half to Make 8 Segments
1 ½ Packets of Raw Sugar
Muddle These… Then Add
2 ounce Cachaca
Over ice in a rocks serving glass
Lime Wedge Garnish

Read or print the Complete Drink Recipe

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The Caipirinha Cocktail is the nation drink of Brazil! It is made with fresh lime segments, sugar and cachaca. Cachaca is not a rum! It is similar, however the difference is that cachaca is is made with the fresh pressed juice from sugar cane, then fermented to make cachaca. Rum is usually made with the fermented by-products of sugar production, like molasses.

The word caipirinha is the diminutive version of the word caipira, which refers to someone from the countryside, being an almost exact equivalent of the American English, slang term: hillbilly. This cocktail is wildly popular in Brazil. A couple of variations, though not quite as popular are the Caipiroska, which is made with vodka substituted for cachaça, and the Caipiríssima is a caipirinha made with rum instead of cachaça.

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Cape Codder

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1 ½ ounce Vodka

2 ounce Cranberry Juice
Over ice in a rocks serving glass
Lime Wedge Garnish

I once had a priest order a “Cape Codder for a bridesmaid, And I will have a cranberry juice with vodka in it…” he said. One of the most simple of cocktails, but a very tasty and popular drink. This is the perfect summertime cocktail. This drink is made simply by adding vodka to cranberry juice. Similar ‘boat drinks’ are the Sea Breeze (with grapefruit also), and the Bay Breeze (with Pineapple also).

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Bay Breeze

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1 1/2 ounce Vodka
1 ounce Pineapple Juice
1 ounce Cranberry Juice
Over ice in a rocks serving glass
lime wedge garnish

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The Bay Breeze is a very simple but tasty cocktail! The Bay Breeze is a cocktail which has a Cape Codder as its base, but with added pineapple juice. This drink is also sometimes called a Downeaster or Hawaiian Sea Breeze, similar to the Sea Breeze, which uses grapefruit juice instead of pineapple juice. I classify this one as a ‘boat drink’ or a ‘Jimmy Buffet’ cocktail.

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Alabama Slammer

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In a Highball Serving Glass full of ice
½ ounce Southern Comfort Liqueur
½ ounce Amaretto
½ ounce Sloe Gin
2 ounce Orange Juice
Orange Wedge Garnish

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This is the perfect springtime cocktail. The Alabama Slammer is made with Amaretto, Southern Comfort & Sloe Gin, with a little Orange Juice to top it off. It the Southern version of a Long Island Iced Tea. It’s a delicious and refreshing cocktail that can be enjoyed all afternoon long. Cheers!

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Homemade Sweet and Sour Recipe

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10 ounces fresh lime juice
6 ounces fresh lemon juice
4 ounces fresh orange juice
20 ounces simple syrup
24 ounces water
*This yields 2 quarts

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Hermosa Cocktail

hermosa-cocktail-300x2253 ounce Chapagne or Sparkling Wine
2 ounce ‘Kern’s’ Guava Nectar
Served in a Flute Serving Glass
With a canteloupe ball garnish

This is the perfect summertime cocktail. A signature creation of The Drink Chef… It is a simple mix of sparkling wine and a nice splash of guava nectar. I like the brand ‘Kerns’, but others will do if you can find them. This drink is smooth and silky on the palette and leaves you wanting more. Cheers!

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Cuba Libre

cuba-libra-111• 1 ½ ounce Premium Rum
• 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
• 3 oz Coca Cola
• Build into and Serve in a Bucket Glass
• With A Lime Wedge

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Cuba Libre translates as ‘ Free Cuba” in Spanish. A simple & tasty drink is made for you here by The Drink Chef. Rum, lime juice & Cola with a lime. Some like light rum, some like dark rum, drink what you prefer! Be Safe! Viva Cuba! Viva America! Cheers!

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Cosmopolitan

cosmo111• 2 ounce Premium Vodka
• ¾ ounce Triple Sec
• ¾ ounce Fresh Lime Juice
• 2 oz Cranberry Juice
• Shake and Strain into a Chilled Cocktail Glass
• With A Lime Wedge

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The Cosmopolitan Cocktail seems to have it’s purported roots in the hands of modern mixology. With so many bartenders staking claim on it’s creation… there is no way of knowing exactly where it was invented… It does seem to be generally recognized as a drink since the late 1980s and since then… it’s popularity has skyrocketed to it’s current stature as the quintessential ‘martini cocktail’. Made with vodka (originally ‘citrus’ vodka), triple sec & cranberry juice, squeeze of lemon (lime has taken hold here) and give it a good shake. Cheers! Stay thirsty my friends!