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Celebrate National Cocktail Day with these Classic Cocktails

by Liquor Wine Time


Cocktail your way to March 24th, Cheers!

Set up a cocktail sampling date and Rope in family and friends to make the most of this spirited day!

Get the right kind of fun drinking education to appreciate and savor every mouthful! Surprise them with some wonderful cocktails up your sleeves.

To create some of the best memories of your life, Liquor Wine Time presents this cookbook with top rated sizzling cocktails.

1. Bourbon Old Fashioned


Two hundred years in the making, this regalia is one of the classic ways to try your favorite Bourbon. Follow the recipe to the hilt, and you have a heirloom drink that brings nobility and heritage straight into your glass.


● 2 tsp simple syrup
● 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
● 2 oz. bourbon
● Orange peel to garnish


1. Add simple syrup and the Angostura bitters to a rocks glass.
2. Fill the glass with ice.
3. Fill in the bourbon.
4. Stir to combine.
5. Garnish with orange peel or drop it in.

2. Negroni


We’ve got to be thankful to a certain Italian Count for coming up with this bitterly delightful cocktail made with Gin, Campari, Vermouth. It’s a twist on the Americano, substituting the garnish of a lemon peel for orange. Rustle this beauty up and enjoy!


● 1 oz gin
● 1 oz Campari
● 1 oz sweet vermouth
● Orange peel to garnish


1. Add the Campari, gin and sweet vermouth to a mixing glass.
2. Drain the mixture into a rocks glass.
3. Add ice cubes generously.
4. Garnish the drink with an orange peel.

3. Daiquiri

There is something so funny about the name Daiquiri that you almost want to laugh out loud when someone says it! But it sure doesn’t taste funny. The name is associated with a Cuban mining town where the drink was first fashioned.
A local mining engineer created it in 1898, and anyone who has got a thing for rums does remember him with gratitude.


● 2 oz rum
● 1 oz fresh lime juice, just squeezed
● ¾ oz demerara sugar syrup
● A lime slice for garnish


1. Take the rum, lime juice and demerara sugar syrup in a shaker.
2. Add ice and shake until it is well-chilled.
3. Drain the pale white mixture into a coupe glass.
4. Garnish it with a lime slice.

4. Aperol Spritz

A drink with a lesser percentage of alcoholic content meant to act as an aperitif, the Aperol Spritz, has a bittersweet taste and dark Italian playboy looks. Whip up this beauty on National Cocktail Day and imagine yourself transported to the Italian countryside with a basket of strawberries and limoncello. When the sunshine strikes a glass of Aperol Spritz, it’s sure to splinter into the warm hues of a Tuscan afternoon. Bask in the reminiscent glow.


● 3 oz prosecco
● 2 oz Aperol
● 1 oz club soda
● Orange slice to garnish and float


● Add the prosecco, club soda, and the Aperol to a glass filled with ice and stir.
● Add an orange slice to the drink and let it float lazily.

5. Dry Martini

Many people claim that they can make a dry martini, but we love the bartender who makes it just right! Initially, the recipe used to call for sweet vermouth, but now the taste has tipped towards dry. Follow these steps below and come up with a drink that’ll have you shaken, not stirred.


● ½ oz vermouth
● 2 ½ oz of gin
● 1 dash orange bitters
● Garnish with a lemon twist


1. To a mixing glass with ice, add gin, dry vermouth, and orange bitters.
2. Stir until the mixture is icy.
3. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass.
4. Garnish with a lemon twist.

March 2021 marks one year of social distancing. With these drinks in your hand, reflect on the way our lives have changed.

To the young and the young at heart! Salut!

Enjoy the National Cocktail Day!

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