Ragnarök

My own invention! Brennivin is a caraway flavored aquavit from Iceland, combined with the somewhat salty Fino Sherry and tempered with a little toni.

Ragnarök

The Ragnarök Cocktail
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Icelandic
Servings 1 cocktail

Equipment

  • 1 Shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 40 cl Brennivin Ideally straight from the freezer
  • 20 cl Fino Sherry
  • 60 cl Indian Tonic Water

Instructions
 

  • Combine Brennivin and Sherry in a shaker with ice; shake vigorously
  • Strain into a highball glass
  • Add tonic water

Cucumber Lemonade Gin Punch

Cucumber Lemonade Gin Punch

Courtesy of Alton Brown
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Pitcher

Ingredients
  

  • 4 whole Lemon
  • 1 quart Water
  • 1 large Cucumber
  • 1 tbsp Stevia powder Dissolved in hot water first
  • 24 oz Gin

Instructions
 

  • Juice lemons into a large pot, and add carcass too
  • Add Stevia solution and muddle for a few minutes
  • Add water and stir
  • Peel cucumbers vertically, then slice very thinly
  • Strain lemons into a pitcher, and add cucumber slices
  • Steep for at least one hour, then add Gin and serve

Waldorf

Waldorf

Sort of an Absinthe tinted Manhattan
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 fl oz Absinthe
  • 3/4 fl oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 fl oz Rye Whiskey
  • 2 dashes Bitters

Instructions
 

  • Rinse a mixing glass with Absinthe, and discard
  • fill mixing glass with ice, and add remaining ingredients
  • Stir for 30 seconds
  • Strain into a cocktail glass

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Vieux Carre

Vieux Carre

Classic New Orleans cocktail
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 fl oz Rye Whiskey
  • 3/4 fl oz Brandy
  • 3/4 fl oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Benedictine Liqueur
  • 1 dash Bitters Typically Angostura
  • 1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Instructions
 

  • Combine ingredients in a large glass with ice
  • Stir to mix
  • Strain into an Old Fashioned glass
  • Garnish with a cherry

Gin Gin Mule

Gin Gin Mule

Course Cocktail
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 8 leaves Mint
  • 3/4 fl oz Lime juice
  • 1 fl oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 fl oz Gin
  • Ginger Beer

Instructions
 

  • Muddle mint leaves in the shaker with Lime juice and simple syrup
  • Add Gin and fill with ice
  • Shake well
  • Strain into a highball glass filled with ice
  • Top off with Ginger Beer

Vesper Martini

Vesper Martini

As described in precise detail by Ian Fleming in his first James Bond novel
Course Cocktail
Cuisine British

Equipment

  • Shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 3 fl oz Gin
  • 1 fl oz Vodka
  • 1/2 fl oz Dry Vermouth Fleming specifies Lillet
  • 1 twist Lemon peel

Instructions
 

  • Half fill the shaker with ice
  • Add all ingredients and shake vigorously until very cold
  • Strain into a chilled glass
  • Squeeze and twist the peel over the glass to express the oil, then drop in the glass

Perfect Martini

Perfect Martini

Course Cocktail
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 fl oz Gin
  • 1/4 fl oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1/4 fl oz Sweet Vermouth

Instructions
 

  • Half fill shaker with ice
  • Add Vermouths, and shake
  • Drain Vermouths, and replace with Gin in the shaker
  • Shake vigorously until very cold
  • Strain into a chilled glass, garnish to taste

Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini

Course Cocktail
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 fl oz Gin
  • 1/2 fl oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1 Splash Olive brine

Instructions
 

  • Half fill shaker with ice and add Dry Vermouth
  • Shake, and drain Vermouth
  • Add gin and a splash of Olive brine
  • Shake vigorously until very cold
  • Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with an Olive