Imperial fizz
Ingredients: 2 oz blended whiskey, 1 oz lemon juice, 1/2 tsp superfine sugar. Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass; top with soda water.
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Kind of a basic fizz, which I was really disappointed in for some reason. I don’t think winter is a good time for fizzes.

Imperial fizz

Ingredients: 2 oz blended whiskey, 1 oz lemon juice, 1/2 tsp superfine sugar. Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass; top with soda water.

Source: cocktails.about.com

Kind of a basic fizz, which I was really disappointed in for some reason. I don’t think winter is a good time for fizzes.

Golden friendship
Ingredients: 1 oz each light rum, sweet vermouth, and amaretto. Combine in a glass filled with ice and stir, then top with ginger ale.
Source: Mr. Boston
This was delicious! This would make a great punch for a party. Highly recommended.

Golden friendship

Ingredients: 1 oz each light rum, sweet vermouth, and amaretto. Combine in a glass filled with ice and stir, then top with ginger ale.

Source: Mr. Boston

This was delicious! This would make a great punch for a party. Highly recommended.

Manhasset
Ingredients: 1 1/2 bourbon, 3/4 oz dry vermouth, 3/4 oz sweet vermouth, 1/2 lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Source: Mr. Boston
Manhasset is a neighborhood on Long Island. I found that out on Google. Anywhoooo, this was an interesting twist on the manhattan. If you’re out of bitters and want a perfect manhattan, this could be the recipe for you!

Manhasset

Ingredients: 1 1/2 bourbon, 3/4 oz dry vermouth, 3/4 oz sweet vermouth, 1/2 lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Source: Mr. Boston

Manhasset is a neighborhood on Long Island. I found that out on Google. Anywhoooo, this was an interesting twist on the manhattan. If you’re out of bitters and want a perfect manhattan, this could be the recipe for you!

El presidente no. 2
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz light rum, 3/4 oz dry vermouth, 1 dash Angostura bitters. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Source: Mr. Boston
According to legend, this cocktail is named el presidente because Cuban president Carmen Menocal tried to serve it to President Calvin Coolidge during a state visit once. But since this was during Prohibition, Coolidge reportedly declined, making him possibly the only person who didn’t drink during Prohibition.
Anywho… I kind of liked this cocktail. It looked very elegant and it tasted surprisingly complex considering there aren’t many ingredients. I recommend it!

El presidente no. 2

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz light rum, 3/4 oz dry vermouth, 1 dash Angostura bitters. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Source: Mr. Boston

According to legend, this cocktail is named el presidente because Cuban president Carmen Menocal tried to serve it to President Calvin Coolidge during a state visit once. But since this was during Prohibition, Coolidge reportedly declined, making him possibly the only person who didn’t drink during Prohibition.

Anywho… I kind of liked this cocktail. It looked very elegant and it tasted surprisingly complex considering there aren’t many ingredients. I recommend it!

Irresistible
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz light rum, 1/2 oz sweet vermouth, 1/4 oz Benedictine, 1/4 oz lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
Source: Mr. Boston
I have to say, the irresistible cocktail was not irresistible. And now I have that song by Beyonce stuck in my head.

Irresistible

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz light rum, 1/2 oz sweet vermouth, 1/4 oz Benedictine, 1/4 oz lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Source: Mr. Boston

I have to say, the irresistible cocktail was not irresistible. And now I have that song by Beyonce stuck in my head.

Mariposa
Ingredients: 1 oz light rum, 1/2 oz brandy, 1/2 oz lemon juice, 1/2 oz orange juice, 1 dash grenadine. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Source: Mr. Boston
This is a cute-looking lady drink. Unfortunately, the orange juice did not work for me in this. It just tasted off.

Mariposa

Ingredients: 1 oz light rum, 1/2 oz brandy, 1/2 oz lemon juice, 1/2 oz orange juice, 1 dash grenadine. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Source: Mr. Boston

This is a cute-looking lady drink. Unfortunately, the orange juice did not work for me in this. It just tasted off.

MarTEAni no. 2
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Earl Grey-infused gin, 1/2 oz sweet vermouth, dash of lemon juice. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
I decided to use the leftover Early Grey gin to make a more a traditional martini than the original recipe. It worked really well! It wasn’t too tannin-y and the flavor of the tea and vermouth really worked well together.

MarTEAni no. 2

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Earl Grey-infused gin, 1/2 oz sweet vermouth, dash of lemon juice. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

I decided to use the leftover Early Grey gin to make a more a traditional martini than the original recipe. It worked really well! It wasn’t too tannin-y and the flavor of the tea and vermouth really worked well together.

Brandy gump
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz brandy, 3/4 oz lemon juice, 1/4 oz grenadine. Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Source: Mr. Boston
Is it just me, or do you want this a bandy grump? Anyway, it’s kind of like a sidecar, but with grenadine instead of triple-sec. I think I’d rather just have a sidecar.

Brandy gump

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz brandy, 3/4 oz lemon juice, 1/4 oz grenadine. Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Source: Mr. Boston

Is it just me, or do you want this a bandy grump? Anyway, it’s kind of like a sidecar, but with grenadine instead of triple-sec. I think I’d rather just have a sidecar.

Metropole
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz brandy, 1 1/2 oz dry vermouth, 2 dashes orange bitters, 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass; garnish with a cherry.
Source: Mr. Boston
Kind of like a dry metropolitan, but with fancy bitters and a cherry. Did really do much for me, and the cherry added nothing.

Metropole

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz brandy, 1 1/2 oz dry vermouth, 2 dashes orange bitters, 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters. Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass; garnish with a cherry.

Source: Mr. Boston

Kind of like a dry metropolitan, but with fancy bitters and a cherry. Did really do much for me, and the cherry added nothing.

White lion
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz light rum, 1 oz lemon juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1 tsp grenadine, 2 dashes Angostura bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Source: Mr. Boston
I’m not sure why this is called a white lion when it’s so pink. Perhaps it was named after a club. Honestly, this drink did not stand out to me from my Pink Drink Phase. I suppose it was okay.

White lion

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz light rum, 1 oz lemon juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1 tsp grenadine, 2 dashes Angostura bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Source: Mr. Boston

I’m not sure why this is called a white lion when it’s so pink. Perhaps it was named after a club. Honestly, this drink did not stand out to me from my Pink Drink Phase. I suppose it was okay.