Cocktails have a blurry and mysterious but catchy and delightful history. Among the stories explaining their creation, the following are the most common and attractive:
Hosting a party (or two) this season? ‘Tis the season for popping bottles — but you don’t have to make life complicated: here are easy cocktails you can mix, shake and stir for guests — all with a minimally stocked bar.
Spicy ginger and fresh lime give this effervescent cocktail a kick you can enjoy anytime. Doesn’t hurt that this one’s traditionally served in a copper mug, which just so happens to pair well with our bottle.
A female innkeeper used to spice up the drinks she served to soldiers with rooster feathers
Antoine Amedie Peychaud’s invention of the Peychaud bitter and his habit of serving toddies in eggcups
Drink served in a “Coquetier” (eggcup – ‘cocktay’ would be the pronunciation in English)
Tavern owners’ tradition to collect cask (cock) tailings and sell them as mixed beverages
Perhaps there are even more stories regarding cocktail origins out there. However, I am willing to bet that these stories are the last thing on your mind as you dip your lips into your favorite cocktail. You want to enjoy more of it, and this can be difficult if you have to go to a bar for it.
10 Incredibly Simple Cocktails You Can Mix With 4 Ingredients (Or Less)
From rocks glasses to martini shakers, lemon twists and maraschino cherries, these are the classic cocktails to have up your sleeve for holiday party season.
This outstanding cocktail was selected as the Winner at the 2009 Drink of Austin awards. Crafted by Nate Wales.
Make your own specialty drinks for you and your friends. The Tito’s Handmade Vodka logo is embossed on the shaker and pint glass. The shaker is made of stainless steel with an outer plastic grip for better handling and shaking.
Probably your budget cannot take it, your schedule is too busy, or you are the type who prefers to come home from work, take a shower, and relax on the couch until dinner. You certainly wish you could make your cocktails at home, with as little effort and money as possible. Well, you can, and I’m going to explain how in the following lines. Before we get to it, just keep in mind that the recipes below are the starting point. It is up to you to play with quantities and flavors and take them to the next level.