Party Time: 5 Classic Cocktails We Love
Oct 30, 2019 09:36AM
1 | Negroni
This popular Italian cocktail is considered an aperitif and typically served in an old-fashioned or “rocks” glass.
• One part gin
• One part Campari liqueur
• One part sweet red vermouth
Stir into glass over ice, garnish with orange peel, and serve.
2 | Gimlet
A description in the 1953 Raymond Chandler novel The Long Goodbye said "a real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's lime juice and nothing else."
• One part sweetened lime juice
• Four parts gin
Mix and serve. Garnish with a slice of lime.
3 | Paloma
Spanish for “dove,” Paloma is one of Mexico’s most beloved alcoholic beverages and is rosy-hued and refreshing.
• Three parts grapefruit soda
• One part tequila
Stir together, garnish with a lime wedge, and serve over ice.
4 | Boulevardier
This creation’s moniker is attributed to Erskine Gwynne, an American-born writer who founded a monthly magazine in Paris called Boulevardier.
• 1 part Campari liqueur
• 1 part rye whisky or bourbon
• 1 part sweet red vermouth
Stir with ice, strain, garnish with orange peel or cherry and serve.
5 | White Russian
This decadent, milkshake-like libation was under the radar until The Big Lebowski came out in 1998 and Jeff Bridge’s character, The Dude, sipped it exclusively.
• 2 parts coffee liqueur
• 5 parts vodka
• 3 parts fresh cream
Pour coffee liqueur and vodka into a glass filled with ice. Float fresh cream on top and stir slowly.
Cocktail Bars We Love
A cocktail a day keeps the doctor away! Pull up a chair at one of these beloved bars that have mastered the craft of cocktail making.
The Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar, 2718 J Street, Sacramento, 916- 706-2275, theredrabbit.net
ORDER THIS: After the Goldrush (rye, lemon, honey, aromatic bitters)
Hook and Ladder Manufacturing Company, 1630 S Street, Sacramento, 916-442-4885, hookandladder916.com
ORDER THIS: A Cure for Wellness (gin, lavender, blueberries, lemon, agave)
Shady Lady Saloon, 1409 R Street, Sacramento, 916-231-9121, shadyladybar.com
ORDER THIS: Red Daisy (tequila, lime juice, agave, blood orange puree, muddled jalapeno)
Compiled by Megan Wiskus