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How to Drink Cocktail Recipes

Cloud of Ether Cocktail Recipe

YouTube thumbnail of Greg Titian of How to Drink holding a cocktail from the Destiny Drinks Episode

Recipe from How to Drink episode: Drinks from Destiny 

Ingredients:

1 oz Lemon Juice
.25 oz Simple Syrup
1 egg white
 

Method:

In a shaker add Lemon juice, simple syrup, Creme de Violette, Maraschino, Aviation, and egg white. Add ice and shake. Strain back into small tin. Add barspoon of Foam Magin. Dry shake with strainer spring and strain into glass.

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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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Gin Whisper Cocktail Recipe

YouTube video thumbnail image of Man holding orange cocktail for How To Drink Episode Drinks of Spring


Recipe from How to Drink episode: Best Drinks for Spring

Ingredients: 

2 oz Gin (Greg enjoys Fords and Bulrush)
.25 oz Simple syrup
.25 oz St. Germain
3 mint leaves
1 Egg white
 

Method:

Add 3 decent sizes mint leaves and simple syrup to shaker and muddle. Add gin, St. Germain and egg white to shaker. Dry shake. Add ice, 1 large cube, and 1 small, and shake vigorously. Double strain into a coup. Garnish with a mint leaf. If you want to experiment, maybe, just maybe add a touch of lemon. 
 
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Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

YouTube video thumbnail image of Man holding orange cocktail for How To Drink Episode Drinks of Spring

Recipe from How to Drink episode: Best Drinks for Spring

Ingredients:

.5 oz Simple syrup
Bunch of Mint leaves
 

Method:

Add Simple syrup, bitters, and mint to shaker, then muddle. Add 3 oz Bourbon and crushed ice and stir. 
 
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Paloma Cocktail Recipe

YouTube video thumbnail image of Man holding orange cocktail for How To Drink Episode Drinks of Spring

Recipe from How to Drink episode: Best Drinks for Spring

Ingredients:

3 oz Squirt Grapefruit soda
4 Lime quarters
2 Grapefruit slices
6 Mint leaves
Salt
 

Method:

Rim a cocktail glass with salt. Add 4 lime wedges, 2 pieces of Grapefruit, and 6 pieces of mint to the cocktail glass and muddle. Top off with crushed ice. Add 2 oz of tequila and Grapefruit soda. Garnish with mint. 
 
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Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe

YouTube video thumbnail image of Man holding orange cocktail for How To Drink Episode Drinks of Spring

Recipe from How to Drink episode: Best Drinks for Spring

Ingredients:

2 Barspoons of superfine sugar
1 Lime quartered
  

Method:

Add sugar and lime to shaker. Muddle. Add Cachaça and ice to shaker. Pour unstrained into a double rocks glass. Enjoy! Note, some recommend cutting away the pit from the lime. It's a win/win. 
 
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Earl Grey MarTEAni Cocktail Recipe

YouTube video thumbnail image of Man holding orange cocktail for How To Drink Episode Drinks of Spring

Recipe from How to Drink episode: Best Drinks for Spring

Ingredients:

1.5 oz infused gin (Greg uses Fords Gin)
1 oz Simple syrup
.75 oz Lemon juice
1 egg white
Lemon twist
 

Method:

Start by infusing earl grey tea into some London dry gin. Greg uses Twinings loose leaf and Ford's Gin. Add 4 tablespoons of tea to a 750ml. bottle. Put the tea in, shake it up and wait two hours. After that strain and filter it to get as much of the tea particulate out as possible and keep the infused gin indefinitely.
 
Add sugar to the rim of a coupe. Add infused gin, Simple syrup, lemon juice and an egg white to a shaker. Dry shake. Add ice and shake. Strain into coupe and garnish with twist of lemon peel. 
 
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