Many waiters have a passion for crafting the perfect classic cocktail. Whether it's a Negroni, an Old-Fashioned, or a Sazerac, Bijou, or Clover Club, bartenders take pride in creating a balanced and flavorful drink. The Old-Fashioned is the original cocktail, and it was defined in 1806 as “a powerful mix of spirits, bitters, water and sugar.” As more and more cocktails were invented, the Old-Fashioned became a symbol of nostalgia. The Madonna of the Blood is a concept cocktail that has no single recipe, but there are some general rules to follow when preparing it.
This autumnal drink is usually made with liqueurs, bitters, water, and sugar. It can be made with bourbon, brandy or rye - whatever you prefer! The Bloody Mary is another classic that is easy to make and delicious. Bartenders often add egg white to give it a unique texture. For something truly unique, try adding a touch of squid ink to your gin-tonic for a distinctive dark flavor.
Two-part drinks like the popular Pickle (Jameson's Irish Whiskey) are also popular at happy hour. Long Island Iced Tea is another favorite - it's made with vodka, tequila, light rum, triple sec, gin and a splash of cola. Adam's Apple Martini was created in 1996 at Lola's West Hollywood restaurant. It's made with vodka, apple juice, lime juice and simple syrup.
This drink has become so popular that bars need to hire entire teams of bartenders to keep up with demand! No matter what kind of drink you're looking for, bartenders have the skills and knowledge to craft something special for you. Don't be afraid to ask your bartender for something unique - they'll be happy to help you find something that fits your taste!.