Facts about Cocktails
Cocktails are beverages containing a mixture of intoxicating alcohol or liquor combined with other ingredients such as fruit juices or mixers. These drinks feature an exotic and colorful presentation and are often accompanied by tropical fruits, crushed ice, umbrellas, sparklers, paper flowers etc. Cocktails are usually shaken or stirred before serving. Types of liquor contained in recipes for cocktails might include gin, vodka, wine, brandy, rum, wine, whiskey etc. Check out the recipes for an easy guide on 'How to make cocktails'.
The most popular drink recipes of all are cocktails. The recipes for cocktails include the whole range of different types of drinks. the most famous and popular cocktail recipes include the Cosmopolitan cocktails, Rum based cocktails, Champagne cocktails, Manhattan cocktails, Vodka cocktails, Summer cocktails, Margarita cocktail recipes, Bellini cocktails, Christmas cocktails, Mimosa and Mojito cocktails.
Cocktails containing Gin
The word 'Gin' derives from the Old French word 'geneva' meaning juniper. It is a colorless alcoholic liquor which was originally distilled or redistilled from rye or other and adding juniper berries as flavoring. Other flavoring or aromatics were also added such as anise, caraway seeds, or angelica root, hence the variety of different flavors in gin based cocktails
Cocktails containing Rum
Rum is a colorless alcoholic liquor which was originally distilled a fermented cane product such as molasses or sugar cane. The combination of yeasts used for fermentation, the distillation method, aging conditions, and the blending determine the characteristic flavor of different types of rum. Made in a variety of countries in a clear (white) or dark color but is especially associated with the Caribbean, which is why there are so many variations of tropical and Caribbean rum based cocktails.
Cocktails containing Brandy
The word 'Brandy' is a shortened version of Brandywine and derives from the Dutch word 'brandewijn' - 'brant' meaning distilled and 'wijn' meaning wine. It is an alcoholic liquor which was originally distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice, such as apples. Cognac, Cognac, Armagnac, Grappa, Ouzo, Metaxa and Calvados are all different types of Brandy and are included in the ingredients for speciality brandy based cocktails.
Cocktails containing Vodka
The word 'Vodka' derives from the Russian word 'voda' meaning water. It is a colorless alcoholic liquor which was originally distilled from a mash of wheat but now also made using rye, molasses, soybeans, grapes, corn, or potatoes. Many vodka drinks in cocktails are flavored with bananas, black cherry, raspberry and lime.
Free Cocktail Recipes
These free Cocktail Recipes are suitable for:
- Drinks at your home bar
The list of free Cocktail Recipes detailed above contain the contents by ingredients. Exercise your bartending skills, use decorations and unusual drinking glasses and drink coasters to become the bartender of your own personal bar which serves Cocktail Recipes!