As the week comes to an end, as your day comes to an end one thing a Gentleman loves to do is enjoy a good drink. Here is our Quintessential TOP 5 list of drink recipes EVERY Gentleman should know.
Originally invented in the 1870s, the Manhattan is one of THE classic cocktails. Like most of the originals, this one allows you to taste the liquor in its full essence.
- 2 oz rye or bourbon
- 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
- 1-2 dashes bitters
- Maraschino cherry or lemon twist for garnish
Combine the rye, vermouth and bitters in a mixing glass or shaker with ice. Stir, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with your choice of cherry or lemon twist.
The original martini was made with gin but most people have become used to vodka .
- 2-1/2 oz gin (or Vodka)
- 1/2 oz dry vermouth
- Olives for garnish
Pour gin/vodka into a shaker or mixing glass with vermouth and ice. Stir , then strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with olives or lemon twist.
- 2 oz bourbon
- 3-4 dashes bitters
- 1/2 oz sugar or sugar cube (simple syrup works as well)
- Splash of soda
- Optional: Cherry or orange slice for muddling, or lemon twist for garnish
Add the sugar or simple syrup to the bottom of a rocks glass. Add the bitters and a splash of soda. Muddle together the sugar, bitters and soda. Add ice, and pour in the bourbon, and stir it all together.
It is considered one of the classic “sours,” in the same family as the whiskey sour and the margarita.
- 2 oz brandy
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- A bit of sugar for the rim (optional)
Combine brandy, Cointreau and lime juice in a shaker with ice and shake . Strain and pour into the chilled cocktail glass.
On The Rocks
- Ice Cubes
- Your Favorite Liquor
This by far is one of the easiest drinks to prepare. It helps to unwind after a long day, week or even as a form of celebration. Get a glass, Get some Ice, Grab you favorite bottle and pour til your hearts content.
**NO DRINKING AND DRIVING**
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