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How to Drink Cocktail Recipes

Mai Tai Recipe Cocktail Recipe

Image of a man in a work apron and a checkered shirt holding a cocktail and gazing at it against a blue green backdrop with large bright yellow text: BEST RUM DRINKS

Recipe from How to Drink episode: Best Rum Drinks I've Ever Had

Ingredients

1oz Gosling's Family Reserve Old Rum
.5 oz Smith and Cross Jamaica Rum
.5 oz El Dorado 5 Year Rum
.5 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
1 oz lime juice 
.25 oz orgeat

 

Method

In a shaker add all the rums, curaçao, lime juice, orgeat and simple syrup (optional). Add ice and shake. Half open pour into a mai tai glass. Garnish with a lime and sprig of mint.

Shop Recipes: The Mai Tai Recipe
Shop Spirits: The How to Drink Collection

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The Missionary's Downfall Cocktail Recipe

Missionary's downfall cocktail made by Greg from How to Drink

Recipe from How to Drink episode: A History of Tiki: Don the Beachcomber

Ingredients:

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce honey syrup
1/4 cup fresh pineapple chunks
10 to 12 leaves fresh mint
1/2 ounce peach brandy
1 ounce Puerto Rican rum - Bacardi Gold
Mint sprig for garnish
 

Method:

Put 3/4 cup crushed ice in a blender. Add the lime and then the honey syrup, followed by the fresh pineapple and the mint leaves. Add the brandy and the rum, and blend it up until it's nice and frothy. 

Pour into a coupe and garnish with a mint sprig.

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The Original Cobra Fang Cocktail Recipe

Cobra Fang cocktail from How to Drink

Recipe from How to Drink episode: A History of Tiki: Don the Beachcomber

Ingredients:

0.5 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
0.5 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
0.25 oz Fassionola syrup
1 dash grenadine
Lime wheel & cinnamon stick
 

Method:

Fill a glass with crushed ice. Pour in the orange and lime juice, followed by the Falernum. Then the Fassionola syrup, and a dash of grenadine (for the color.) Follow that with a dash of both Absinthe and Angostura bitters. Finally, add the overproof Demerara rum and the dark Jamaican rum. Swizzle in the glass until the color is uniform. Top off with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and a cinnamon stick. The cinnamon is key!

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The QB Cooler Cocktail Recipe

The QB Cooler cocktail from How to Drink

Recipe from How to Drink episode: A History of Tiki: Don the Beachcomber

Ingredients:

0.5 oz El Dorado 8
1 oz fresh orange juice
0.5 oz fresh lime juice
0.5 oz honey simple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ginger syrup
1 oz club soda
 

Method:

Add the citrus (orange and lime juice) to you shaker. Then the honey syrup and ginger syrup. Next the Falernum, then all three rums.  Finally, a couple dashes of Angostura Bitters. Add a generous amount of crushed ice and shake. Open pour into a glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.  Add a splash of club soda (carbonated water) if desired and enjoy!

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Ambrosia Cocktail Recipe

YouTube Thumbnail of Greg Titian with a Cocktail for the Hades How To Drink Episode.
Recipe from How to Drink episode: Hades

Ingredients:

.5 oz Honey syrup
Tonka bean
 

Method:

In a mixing glass, add 1 bar spoon of Bénédictine and .5oz of honey syrup. Shave a small amount of Tonka bean into a glass. Add 1oz of Plantation and 1oz of Appleton Estate. Crack ice, stir and strain into glass.
 
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Possibly Authentic Grog Cocktail Recipe

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Recipe from How to Drink episode: Possibly Authentic Grog

Ingredients: 

7-8 oz water
1/2 lime
2 spoonful's of sugar (to taste)
 

Method:

Combine rum and water, and add lime half and 2 spoonful's of sugar if you are curious about how that tastes (recommended).
 
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The Wellerman Cocktail Recipe

YouTube Thumbnail of Greg Titian with a Cocktail for the Wellerman, Shanties, and Grog How To Drink Episode.
Recipe from How to Drink episode: Grogs, Shanties and the Wellerman

Ingredients:

1 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Heaping spoonful of Matcha Powder
1 egg white
 

Method:

Dry shake all ingredients. Add ice and shake again. Strain into coupe or sour glass. Garnish with dots of bitters. (Make a skull and cross bones if you dare)
 
Shop Recipe: The Wellerman Spirits 
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