Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre 'Free Cuba'

• 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 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!

A to Z of Forgotten Cocktails

A to Z of Forgotten Cocktails.Contributed by Avelina at NeoMam Studios. Some cocktail concoctions have faded away over the years, but other's have stood the test of time. These times are a changin'. This creative team has taken the time to source these 26 recipes and instructions on how to mix them. These include the Harvey Wallbanger, Vesper and Planter’s Punch. This info-graphic is interesting and very well done. Check it out! Props to NeoMam Studios!

Old School Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

Old School Old Fashioned
  • Begin with a nice peel of orange, and one peel of lemon, at the bottom of your serving glass.
  • On top of that add one packet of 'sugar in the raw.
  • Add 'three' shakes of Angostura bitters.
  • Add 'two' bar spoonfuls of water, to help dissolve the sugar and soften the whiskey.
  • Muddled these ingredients together. Releasing the citrus oils.
  • Add Ice to top of serving glass
  • Add 'two' ounces Bourbon Whiskey
  • Stir to incorporate flavors
  • Add 'one' nice orange peel twist on top for garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy!
The Old-fashioned is a classic whiskey drink that has been served since around 1880 at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky and is (disputably) the first drink referred to as a cocktail. It is the perfect ideal of what a cocktail should contain: a spirit, a sweet, a bitter, and water. There is also a dispute as to use rye or bourbon, sometimes brandy and never rum. Depends on where you come from and what you like. I like bourbon, you can use anything you like.  


Sidecar Cocktail

• 2 ounce Premium Cognac or Brandy • ¾ ounce Tripe Sec • ¾ ounce Fresh Lemon Juice • ¾ ounce Simple Syrup • Shake and Strain Into a Chilled Cocktail Glass • Garnish With A Fresh Lemon Twist • Also Perhaps Some Brandy Soaked Cherries The Sidecar Cocktail - It is said that this classic old school cocktail was named after the motorcycle sidecar that chauffeured an American Army captain, to and from his favorite Parisian bistro, during the first world war. The first mention of this drink in a recipe book was three years after the war in 1922. In a book called Harry's ABC of Mixing Cocktails, by Harry MacElhone. This drink features brandy, orange liqueur and fresh lemon juice, shaken and served in a chilled and sugar rimmed martini glass. Cheers!

Chili Pineapple Margarita

Chili Pineapple Margarita

• Begin With 1 Slice of Fresh Jalapeno • 3 Wedges of Lime • And 1 Chili Pepper, Muddle These • At The Bottom of a Mixing Glass • 1 1/4 ounce Premium Tequila • ¾ ounce Triple Sec • 2 ounce Homemade Sweet & Sour • Shake and Pour into a Salt Rimmed Highball Glass • Garnish with a Strawberry and a Slice of Jalapeno Chili Pineapple Margarita - is a Drink Chef signature cocktail. It's a little sweet, a little spicy and quite delicious! Put it on your menu and watch it grow... A huge house favorite! Savory, sweet AND spicy! Not for everyone, this is quite unique and enticing to many, many of my guests. Give it a try this weekend! The cilantro kosher salt is also a great addition. Just put kosher salt in a food processor an a small bunch of cilantro leaves, blend them up and rim your glass! Cheers!

Gin Martini

Gin Martini With A Twist

  • 2 ½ ounce Premium Gin
  • ½ ounce Dry Vermouth
  • Shake & strain into a cocktail glass
  • With a lemon twist
The 'Martini' is a cocktail made with Gin and Dry Vermouth, usually garnished with an olive . The amounts of each vary greatly, depending on local, or personal preferences. A 4 : 1 ratio was quite popular in times gone by. Now... 'just a whisper' is what my guests want... Also originally stirred, many like their martinis shaken now. This one is served with a twist. Probably the most notable cocktail of modern culture, it has it's origins in clouded in obscurity. Many, many stories abound about the true origin of this fine cocktail. Cheers!


Daiquiri Cocktail

• 2 ounce Premium Rum • Two Squeezes of Fresh Lime • 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice • ¾ ounce Simple Syrup • Shake & strain into a cocktail glass • With A Lime Wedge The Daiquiri was supposedly invented in the year 1900 in a bar near the coal mine and also named local beach called 'Daiquiri', near Santiago, Cuba. Gaining it's popularity in a bar called 'El Foridita, in Havana... This is a simple mixture of light rum, sugar and lime juice. There are many, many variations! All kinds of flavors. In this video... I use a blender, but the original recipe calls for a highball glass full of crushed ice, one spoon of sugar on top... the juice of a fresh lime and a generous pour of rum on top of that. Then it was stirred by the guest with a long handled spoon... Picture a hazy, hot, slowwww day, out on the back porch...Cheers!


Gimlet Cocktail

• 2 ounce Premium Gin • 1 ounce Fresh lime Juice (or Rose's Lime) • 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup • Shake & strain into a cocktail glass • With a lemon twist The Gimlet is a cocktail made of Gin (or Vodka) and lime juice. In this video I squeezed fresh some lime juice (not shown) and added it with a squeeze bottle. Also you want lime 'pulp' in this drink! Rose's Lime Juice is a favorite of many and can be substituted with or added to the fresh juice. Either way is correct! Mix em how you like em'! Cheers

Bronx Cocktail

Bronx Cocktail

• 3 ounce Premium Gin • ½ ounce Dry Vermouth • ½ ounce Sweet Vermouth • 1 ounce Fresh Orange Juice • ¾ ounce Simple Syrup • Shake and Pour into Chilled Cocktail Glass • Garnish with a Wedge of Orange The Bronx Cocktail is essentially a Perfect Martini with orange juice added. It was ranked number three in "The World's 10 Most Famous Cocktails in 1934". An old school classic, it was the third most popular cocktail in 1934, after the martini and the Manhattan. Today, it remains a popular choice in some markets, and is designated as an Official Cocktail by the International Bartender Association. Like the Manhattan, the Bronx is one of five cocktails named for one of New York City's five boroughs, but is perhaps most closely related to the Queens, which substitutes pineapple for the Bronx's orange. Two gentlemen of the era are separately credited as this drinks originators. Joe Sormani, from Philly and Johnnie Solon of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Whoever was the true author, this drink has fallen into obscurity, but isn't out of the game completely. Gin, Dry Vermouth, Sweet Vermouth and Orange Juice, makes this a tasty drink.


Cosmopolitan Martini Cocktail

• 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 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!