The best cocktails
For a festive aperitif, there is nothing like a great cocktail! That is the purpose of this poster. You will find the best cocktail recipes, and who knows, maybe some new ideas? And once you’ve exhausted this list, I invite you to check out more cocktail recipes here for some inspiration.
Your mission: create the cocktail that will make the party unforgettable. With fruit, vegetables, campari, rum or curaçao, here are the great classics cocktails and their recipes, gathered in this ultimate cocktail poster
Pssst: if you are a rum or whisky lover, you might also like our rum map of the best rums in the world or our whisky poster!
Cocktail Poster: Recipes of the Best Cocktails
Cocktail poster : Margarita
1/10 Lemon juice, 3/10 Cointreau, 6/10 Tequila
The gourmet Piña Colada
2/10 coconut cream, 3/10 white rum, 5/10 pineapple juice
The Colorful Mai Tai
6cl of Old Rum, 2cl of Triple Sec, 1cl of Cane sugar, 3cl of Lime, 1cl of Orgeat syrup
The elegant Cosmopolitan
5/10 Vodka, 3/10 Cointreau, 1/10 Lime, 1/10 Cranberry juice
Summer hit: the Spritz!
4cl Aperol or Campari, 6cl Prosecco, a dash of sparkling water
The undisputed Mojito
The juice of 1 Lime, 1 measure of Cuban Rum, 1 dash of Angostura, and Soda.
Planteur: Caribbean cocktail
1 dash of Angostura, 3/10 of Orange juice, 3/10 of Pineapple juice, 4/10 of White Rum
The sophisticated Champagne Cocktail
1 Bottle of Champagne, 10cl of Cointreau, 10cl of Cane syrup, 10cl of Lemon juice
A White Russian to warm up in winter
6cl of Vodka, 6cl of Coffee liqueur, 6cl of Liquid Crème fraîche
Americano, a taste of Italy
7/10 of Bitter Campari, 3/10 of Vermouth, a dash of Soda
The Caipirinha for a Brazilian atmosphere
1/2 Lime crushed, 1 teaspoon of Sugar, 1 measure of Cachaça
The recipe for the Sex on the Beach cocktail
3cl Vodka, 3cl Peach liqueur, 6cl Pineapple juice, 10cl Cranberry juice
The Manhattan, New York style
A few drops of Angostura, 3/10 of Vermouth, 7/10 of Whisky
The Old Fashioned, the vintage cocktail
6cl of Bourbon, 1 cube of Sugar, 3 dashes of Angostura
Gin Fizz for bubbles
6cl Gin, 4cl Lemon juice, 2cl Cane syrup, 12cl Sparkling water
And finally, the Tequila Sunrise
7/10 of Orange juice, 3/10 of Tequila, finish with a dash of Grenadine syrup
Where do classic cocktails come from?
Cocktails do not come from the United States, but from England, between the 17th and 18th century. At that time, drinking water was adventurous, and the risk of diseases was high: cholera, dysentery, typhoid…
Cocktails were therefore created to drink in a “safer” way by mixing strong alcohol with aromatic concentrates.
The many British colonies helped discovering new alcohols such as Rum, and many spices. It is also in Great Britain that was created the gin, ideal base for the confection of cocktails because it was not very interesting gustatively, and it is probably the gin tonic which would be the ancestor of our cocktails.
What is the origin of the word “cocktail”?
The word cocktail comes from the Anglo-American “cocktailed” in the 18th century and comes from the world of… horse riding!
Originally, horses’ tails were cut off to differentiate between bastards and thoroughbreds. As a joke, the remaining tuft of hair was compared to a cock tail. Over time, this expression has come to designate men of questionable morals before passing into common parlance, to characterize the “cocktail”: a drink composed of mixtures, therefore “bastard”.