• 2 jiggers of gin
  • 1 1/2 cups cracked ice
  • 1/4 jigger dry vermouth (about 2 teaspoons. Use only 1 to make it extra dry.)
  • garnish with 2 small stuffed green olives or lemon twists

Pour gin and vermouth into a cocktail shaker with cracked ice. Stir or shake if your Bond. Strain and serve in a chilled classic Martini glass. Garnish.


  • 2 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1-3 cocktail onions for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the cocktail onion.


  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 jigger tequila
  • 1/2 jigger triple sec
  • 1/2 jigger lime or lemon juice
  • lime or lemon peel
  • salt

Before serving, rub the rim of the cocktail glass with the lime peel then dip the rim in salt. Over ice in a cocktail shaker, pour remaining ingredients, stir, carefully pour into prepared glass.

Frozen Daiquiris

  • 2 1/2 limeade cans of light rum
  • 1-6 oz. can of frozen limeade concentrate

Combine limeade concentrate, tum and 3 cans of water, cover and freeze (mixture will not be solid). Before serving, add to a blender to form a slush. Serve in chilled cocktail glasses.

Gin and Tonic

The drink that built an empire and added suave to the Patio.
  • 1 jigger of gin
  • tonic water (quinine water)
  • ice cubes
  • lime or lemon wedges

Pour gin into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Add tonic water to fill the glass and garnish with lime or lemon wedges.

Bloody Mary

  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2-18 oz cans tomato juice (4 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tsp. Worchestershie sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (or celery salt if desired)
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • a few dashes of Tabasco
  • 2 limes quartered lengthwise (optional)
  • fresh celery sticks for garnish

Combine the first six indgredients in a large pitcher. To serve, pour over ice cubes in 10 oz. highball glasses. Squeeze a lime wedge into each glass if desired. Garnish with celery stick.


  • 1 part brandy
  • 6 parts light rum
  • 6 parts orange juice
  • 4 parts sour mix

Combine ingredients in a blender. Continue adding ice and blending until smooth. Serve in a hurricane glass.


  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1/2 oz. milk
  • 1 twist lemon
  • 1 tsp. sugar

Shake ingredients (everything except the lemon twist) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and add lemon twist.


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle of dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1-7 oz. bottle club soda, chilled
  • 1 cup fruit (sliced lemon, orange, apple, peach, banana)
  • 1 tray ice cubes

Into a large pitcher, pour juices and sugar, stir to dissolve. Stir in remaining ingredients. Makes about 6 cups.

Rob Roy

  • 1 cup cracked ice
  • 1 jigger Scotch
  • 1/2 jigger sweet vermouth
  • dash of aromatic bitters
  • maraschino cherry or lemon twist for garnish

Over cracked ice in a cocktail shaker, measure Scotch, vermouth, and bitters, stir well. Strain mixture into cocktail glass and garnish.


  • 1 jigger of your favorite liquor (yeah anything)
  • ice cubes
  • club soda or ginger ale
  • Pour liquor over ice cubes in a highball glass. Add club soda or ginger ale to fill, stir and serve. It's that easy!


    • 2 jiggers of vodka or gin
    • 1 1/2 cups of cracked ice
    • 1/2 jigger of fresh lime juice
    • 3 tsp. sugar

    Add gin, lime juice, and sugar into a cocktail shaker containing the cracked ice and shake. Strain mixture into chilled cocktail glasses.


    • 2 jiggers bourbon
    • 1 1/2 cups cracked ice
    • 1 jigger sweet vermouth (substitute dry vermouth for a dry Manhattan..duh)
    • 2 dashes aromatic bitters
    • 2 maraschino cherries

    Mix bourbon, vermouth, and bitters over ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain and serve into chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with the cherry.

    Jack Rose

    • 1 jigger applejack
    • 1 cup cracked ice
    • 1/2 jigger lemon or lime juice
    • 2 tsp. grenadine syrup

    Pour ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker and mix well. Strain and serve into chilled cocktail glasses.


    • 1 cup of crushed ice
    • 1 jigger brandy or gin
    • 1/2 jigger creme de cacao
    • 1/2 jigger heavy or whipping cream

    Over crushed ice in a cocktail shaper, pour remaining ingredients, shake well. Strain mixture into cocktail glass.

    Old Fashioned

    • 1 1/2 jiggers of your favorite liquor
    • a dash of aromatic bitters
    • 1 sugar cube
    • cracked ice
    • maraschino cherry
    • an orange slice or lemon twist for garnish

    Stir sugar with bitters into an old fashioned glass and add 1 Tbs. of water until dissolved. Add cracked ice to fill glass and pour in liquor. Garnish with the fruit.

    Tom Collins

    • 1 jigger of gin
    • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
    • 2 tsp. sugar
    • 1 cup of cracked ice
    • ice cubes
    • club soda
    • maraschino cherry
    • orange slice or lime twist

    In a cocktail shaker, shake the lemon juice and sugar until dissolved. Add cracked ice and gin and continue shaking. Strain and serve over ice cubes in a highball glass. Garnish with fruit.

    Champagne Cocktail

    • chilled champagne
    • dash of aromatic bitters
    • 1 sugar cube
    • 1 lemon twist

    Place sugar cube in a champagne glass and add bitters and lemon twist. Slowly pour in champagne to fill the glass.


    • 1 jigger of green creme de menthe
    • 1 jigger of creme de cacao
    • 1 jigger of heavy or whipping cream
    • 1 1/2 cups cracked ice

    Pour liquors over cracked ice in a cocktail shaper. Shake well and strain into cocktail glasses.


    • 1 jigger vodka
    • orange juice
    • ice cubes

    Pour vodka and enough orange juice into a 6 oz. glass filled with ice cubes. Stir and serve.

    Whisky Sour

    • 2 jiggers whisky
    • 1 jigger lime juice
    • 3 to 4 tsp. of sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups cracked ice
    • maraschino cherries and lime slices for garnish

    In a cocktail shaker, mix lemon ice and sugar until dissolved. Add ice and liquor and shake well. Strain into cocktail glasses and garnish with fruit.

    The overly casual attitude towards alcohol use during the Patio Culture Era is over. Drink responsibly! Use common sense when partaking of alcoholic beverages and never drink and drive!