3 Outstanding Classic Cocktail Recipes You Need To Try

3 Outstanding Classic Cocktail Recipes You Need To Try

These cocktail recipes are easy to make and they taste amazing. There are only two things required from you: a good quality cocktail shaker and lots of passion. Let’s shake!

Dry Martini Cocktail Recipe

The dry martini is a classic cocktail, which stays on top of bartenders’ choice for years. Even though no one really knows the origins of this amazingly simple cocktail, the Dry martini has been occupying a place in a cocktail history for a long time. How to make one? Follow this Dry martini recipe:

You will need:

  • Beefeater Gin - 2 1⁄2 oz
  • Dry vermouth - 1⁄2 oz
  • Orange bitters - 1 dash
Classic Dry Martini


Add all of the ingredients to a mixing tin and fill it with ice. Seal the cocktail shaker and shake for good 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Another great example of classic cocktail recipes – Margarita. This cocktail is one of the most popular in North America. Margarita combines all of the good stuff: sweet orange notes, the tang of zesty lime and the unique tequila character. If you want to make this amazingly refreshing cocktail, follow the instructions of this Margarita recipe:

You will need:

  • Freshly squeezed lime juice - 3⁄4 oz
  • Cointreau, triple sec or another orange liqueur - 1 oz
  • ​Blanco tequila - 1 1⁄2 oz
  • Kosher salt (optional)
Margarita Cocktail


Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill it with fresh ice. Make sure to stir all of the components properly – shake, shake, and shake again. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

Cosmopolitan, or Cosmo, is a perfect cocktail to enjoy alone, with your significant other, or in a big company. This cocktail is not too sweet or too sour, with nice citrus notes complementing the cranberry taste palette.

Usually, Cosmopolitan is made with regular vodka, yet, some cocktail enthusiasts sometimes like to experiment with citrus flavored vodka – this also contributes to the great mix of tastes in this legendary cocktail.

This cocktail gained crazy popularity during the 1990s. That time, it was often mentioned on the television show Sex and the City.

If you want to make perfect Cosmopolitan, follow the instructions of this Cosmopolitan recipe:

You will need:

  • Vodka – 2 oz
  • Triple sec – ½ oz
  • ​Cranberry juice – ¾ oz
  • Fresh lime juice – ¼ to ½ oz
  • One 2-inch orange peel/twist
  • Ice
Cosmopolitan Cocktail Sex and The City


Add Vodka, Triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice to a cocktail shaker along with crushed ice. Shake the cocktail shaker for about 30 seconds until well chilled. Then, strain into a martini glass. Garnish with orange twist.



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