Top 10 Classic Cocktails
Aside from glasses, you will need some kind of hard object for squashing fruits in the glass (this is called amuddler). You will also need a cocktail shaker (a large lidded jar will do if you can not get a cocktail shaker), atall glass, a stirrer, and a strainer. This is what they look like:Some things to note about cocktails: a true cocktail will never include milk or cream. Additionally, none of thecocktails below use vodka as the aim of a cocktail is to enjoy the avored spirit and vodka is a raw spirit - if you must have vodka, stick to a a vodka and orange - don’t waste expensive cocktail ingredients by mixingthem with this bland spirit.One nal word of advice: the images in this list are almost all over-garnished - please use the instructions inthe list, not the images as a guide for the nished result. We are trying to make ne drinks, not fruit bowls. Oh- and I challenge each of you to try at least one of these cocktails this weekend!10. Tom Collins1 tablespoon sugar syrupJuice of 1 medium lemon3-4 ounces of gin (2 measures)Stir all of the above together in the Tom Collins glass (see image above)and add 4 ice-cubes. Fill with soda water, stir again, and serve immediately.If you use Old Tom Gin (see below), use half the quantity of sugar syrup.Originally a Tom Collins was made with Old Tom Gin which is asweetened type of gin. Unfortunately it is not seen often these days sowe have to substitute regular gin and sugar syrup
. A collins is served inthe tallest glass used for cocktails which is, appropriately, named a TomCollins glass. It will normally hold 12-16 ounces.