This classic cocktail has been showing up on cocktail menus a lot in recent years so it s helpful to know how to make it. This drink originally called an adam s apple martini because the bartender who created it was named adam was created in 1996 at lola s west hollywood restaurant.
1 1 2 oz 3 parts vodka.
Basic bar drinks to know. By sam dangremond and lauren hubbard. 21 classic drinks to order at a bar for traditionalists who like to keep things simple these tried and true recipes will guarantee your drink is made perfectly. Amaretto sweet and sour mix and lemon lime soda garnished with a simple cherry.
If you love whiskey but don t really know what to do with it besides drink it straight or make an old fashioned this warm weather classic is as simple to construct as it is delicious. While many up drinks are referred to as martinis there is only one original. It often comes with a dash of bitters and either an olive or lemon twist garnish.
An appletini is an apple martini cocktail containing vodka and one or more of apple juice apple cider apple liqueur or apple brandy. The sweet and sour amaretto sour remains a popular bar drink. Grandfather to the modern martini the martinez is a drink of gin old tom if you can.
For casual bar drinks the lime and tonic splash of lime juice topped with tonic water and lime cola lime juice cola are nice as well. The classic roy rogers grenadine cola is sometimes called a homemade cherry coke and every sports bar should know that a virgin mary is a bloody mary without the liquor. Many pubs just want the bartender to know beers and wines and a few basic cocktails whilst cocktail bars require the bartender to prepare more complex cocktails.
It s a sweeter drink than the typical dry martini but the flavor is complex and refreshing. Whilst these are among the most popular cocktails in the world and knowing them is important if you plan on staying in the industry every bar is different. Try ransom or hayman s sweet vermouth maraschino or curaçao and bitters.
Don t let the word common fool you. Common cocktails every bartender should know these are the most popular cocktails in the u s. The martini is often the first cocktail many people think of when it comes to fancy drinks.
One of the most underrated whiskey cocktails this sour boozy sipper is a great drink for anyone to know especially if you re new to drinking. The dry martini is simply comprised of gin and dry vermouth. That said each club bar or pub has different options therefore a bartender is expected to prepare different types of drinks depending on the type of venue.
It s easy to make with three basic ingredients. A thin piece of peel from a citrus fruit twisted over and into a cocktail and usually left in the cocktail or on the rim of the glassware see our bartending dictionary for more useful mixological terms. The most important cocktails for a bartender to know are the ones that are most commonly made in their bar despite what this list says.