Top Cocktails Are…
Whether you are planning a holiday dinner for the family this year or want to host your friends for a gathering, knowing a few of the top cocktails off of the top of your head is ideal to ensure all of your guests enjoy themselves this season.
Gin and Tonic
A gin and tonic is a classic that is simplistic, yet ideal for savory drinkers. A classic gin and tonic requires one part gin to two parts tonic (or by preference), topped with a garnish of lime. Implementing lemon or lime into the drink is also possible. Consider using vodka with tonic as an alternative for non-gin drinkers.
Classic martinis can be crafted using either vodka or gin depending on preference. For each 2 oz. of vodka or gin, add 1 oz vermouth. Mix all ingredients together in ice and strain into a traditional martini glass. Complete the martini with stuffed green olives.
A Manhattan is an ideal drink for whiskey lovers. Stir 2 oz. of rye whiskey with 1 oz. sweet vermouth along with 2 dashes of Angostura bitters. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a brandied cherry or an orange peel.
2 oz rye whiskey
1 oz sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
For a classic daiquiri, mix 2 oz. of white rum along with 3/4 oz. simple syrup and 1 oz. of freshly-squeezed lime juice. Mix all of the ingredients together well with ice, straining over a martini or daiquiri glass.