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The President cocktail


The President Cocktail is from Cuba and is part of the most classic drinks in the country, created in 1920 to honor President Gerardo Machado. One of its main ingredients is, of course, Cuban rum, and its taste is citrusy and tropical.

Gerardo Machado was the 5th president of the Republic of Cuba, born in 1871, president in the period 1925-1933 and died in Miami Beach in 1939 at 67 years of age.

Probably not as well known globally as the Cuba Libre (rum and cola) but with a very unique and appealing taste, it gains easily the favoritism of those who enjoy it for the first time.

President cocktail ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce white rum
  • 1/2 ounce red vermouth
  • Grenadine
  • Cherry
  • Orange zest
  • Crushed ice

President cocktail preparation

  1. Step 1: Place in a shaker ½ ounce of red vermouth, ½ ounce of white rum, a few drops of grenadine and pieces of crushed ice.
  2. Step 2: Shake the ingredients, strain and proceed to serve in cocktail glasses.
  3. Step 3: Squeeze orange zest on the glass to add flavor and garnish the top with it.
  4. Step 4: Finally garnish the cocktail with a cherry and enjoy.

The stage of most popularity of this cocktail was between the 1920s and 1940s, when the upper class Cuban society gave it a special place at his nightly meetings and toasts, with the benchmark of being invented in honor of the Cuban President Machado.

It’s a refreshing cocktail that can be enjoyed with friends on a hot afternoon.

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Casablanca cocktails


The Casablanca cocktails are inspired by the memorable movie of the same name. Their ingredients may vary and Casablanca cocktails can take both rum and vodka; they are both legitimate and delicious.

If Casablanca is one of your favorite movies, you’ll probably enjoy it again at home drinking one of this two cocktails with an alcohol content of 40%.

Casablanca cocktail with rum 


  • 1oz pineapple juice
  • 1 slice of pineapple
  • 1/4 ounce of grenadine
  • 1 oz coconut liqueur
  • 1 ounce white rum 


  1. Step 1: Proceed to mix the pineapple juice in a shaker with plenty of ice, white rum, coconut liqueur and grenadine.
  2. Step 2: Serve in cocktail glass with a slice of pineapple on the rim for garnish.

Casablanca cocktail with vodka


  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/3 ounce Galliano
  • 1/2 ounce avocado juice
  • 1/3 ounce lemon juice


  1. Step 1: Place enough ice in the shaker.
  2. Step 2: Place all ingredients in the indicated proportions in the shaker.
  3. Step 3: Place a base of crushed ice into cocktail glasses.
  4. Step 4: Shake, strain and serve in cocktail glasses.

Many people drink their Casablanca cocktails in glasses, while others prefer cocktail glasses. The secret to enjoy these homemade cocktails is to serve them well chilled to enjoy their refreshing taste. The Casablanca cocktail with rum is much more refreshing and tropical than the Casablanca cocktail with vodka, despite having lemon.

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The Brain-Duster cocktail

 TAGS:undefinedThe Brain-Duster is a cocktail made from absinthe, whisky, vermouth and Angostura bitters, named by George J. Kappeler in 1895.

The Brain-Duster is served in a cocktail glass and it looks milky, with a faint greenish color due to the presence of absinthe, the most recommended brand to make it.

Brain Duster ingredients:

For the preparation of Brain-duster:

Mix all ingredients together with a portion of crushed ice and proceed straining and pouring them into a cocktail glass.

Some people choose Pastis or Pernod to replace absinthe, which is not highly advisable to use, but those who do it say it should be 100 degrees for better efficiency, while others prefer bourbon. There are even variants of Brain Duster including gum syrup.

Absinthe, produced from Artemisia Absinthium, and known to all as ?the Green Fairy?, has an aniseed flavor that brings personality to the brain-duster. It was sold as a medicinal drink in pharmacies at first, then brought certain disputes and is currently a drink with history and mysticism that can be incorporated into cocktails like this.

As for the Angostura bitters, is used in different cocktails like the brain-duster and also in the kitchen. Initially used to treat stomach aches, it is currently an ally to strengthen the flavors of cocktails like mojito and Cuba libre.

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Rob Roy cocktail


Cocktails with whisky are delicious. Specifically, today we show a cocktail made with this liquor that has a long and interesting history. The Rob Roy cocktail mixes scotch whisky, something that differentiates it from Manhattan cocktail, so the flavor will also be a little different.

This cocktail pays homage to the Scottish historical character Robert Roy MacGregor, Rob Roy, also known as the Scottish Robin Hood. It is said that began to be prepared in the bar of Waldorf Astoria Hotel. And thanks to the story of Rob Roy, who became popular in different parts of the world, such as America, the cocktail increased its popularity. Therefore, its origin is Scottish and is also made with a whisky from this country.

Note that this is one of the few cocktails made with Scotch whisky, because there are not so many. This is because this type of whisky is usually something stronger.


  • 2 ounces of scotch whisky
  • 3/4 ounce Italian vermouth rosso
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • Cherry or orange peel


It’s really easy to prepare. Simply mix these ingredients in a shaker with ice. Then serve in a previously cooled cocktail glass, so that it can be drunk quite cold. You can decorate with a cherry or a little orange peel.


Some of the variants of Rob Roy cocktail allow to change some ingredients, such as introducing a bit of dry vermouth and another part of sweet vermouth. And some people replace sweet vermouth by a somewhat drier vermouth. However, we must recognize that red vermouth is better because its taste pairs better with scotch whisky.

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Sex on the Beach


In our series of the most relevant cocktails, today it is the turn of Sex on the Beach, which has already become a refreshing classic that evokes the summer. It was born in Miami in the 80s and gradually has spread to different countries. It’s one of the cocktails with more variations, though is based on vodka, but we can add different flavours of juices and other spirits.

Created as a result of the invention of a refreshing long drink, sweet and with lots of fruits, its name was originated on the fact of many young people visiting Miami actually seeking for sex on the beach in summer.


  • Ice
  • Vodka
  • Peach schnapps
  • Orange juice
  • Cranberry juice


While these ingredients are the official as mentioned, some variations change orange juice for pineapple juice, add coconut rum instead of vodka, or grenadine instead of cranberry juice.

There are several variations of this cocktail without alcohol, called ?safe sex on the beach?, rather than Sex on the Beach, as the traditional. And another with alcohol named ?oral sex on the beach?, with blue curacao; ?creamy sex on the beach?, which incorporates coconut rum and pineapple juice; and ?Greek sex on the beach?, with rum and tequila. There are variations for all tastes.


To create the cocktail Sex on the Beach, add vodka, orange or pineapple juice and peach schnapps in a shaker. Then crush some ice and put it in a tall, wide glass or cup. Serve the mixture obtained in the glass and garnish it with a slice of orange or pineapple. The cocktail must be very cold, as it is an ideal cocktail for hot summer nights.

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Old Fashioned cocktail


It’s a popular cocktail worldwide and also bears the name of the glass where whisky is served. It’s the Old Fashioned, which is elaborated in different ways, mixing several ingredients for the perfect combination.


There are many different origins attributed to the birth of this cocktail. On the one hand, some sources suggest it was created in 1880, at the Pendennis Club bar, a gentlemen’s club in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Other sources attribute it to Colonel James Pepper, owner of the old 1776 whiskey, a famous bourbon distillery at the time. Pepper took it to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, where it gained strong popularity. It’s also said that the Old Fashioned cocktail was a favorite of U.S. presidents Roosevelt and Truman.


Anyway, its taste is powerful on the palate and the typical bourbon can always be replaced for whiskey if you prefer, although it is better to be true to tradition.

For its elaboration we will use:

  • Bourbon or whiskey
  • A splash of angostura
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Orange slices
  • Some cherries
  • Some water

We try to counter the strong flavor of bourbon with different fruits, but it’s a drink suitable for those who want something daring after a good dinner.

In a whiskey glass, named like the cocktail, old fashioned, mix the sugar, orange slices, cherries, angostura and water. You can crush such ingredients or not, with the aid of a mortar or a large spoon so that the sugar is completely dissolved. This depends on your personal taste. It is said that when the ingredients are crushed the cocktail comes much better. Subsequently, remove the fruits, add bourbon or whisky and ice. Decorate with a cherry and an orange slice.

Regarding sugar, some prefer to add regular sugar to the mix, and others sugar with water, also called simple syrup.

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The “Agua de Valencia”


This striking orange colored cocktail made with cava or champagne was created in Spain in 1959 by Constante Gil. The Basque tourists often ordered the best cava available, calling it ?Agua de Bilbao? (Bilbao water) and in reaction to this, Gil decided to serve his own cocktail called Agua de Valencia (Valencia water).

The ?Agua de Valencia? is served both at home with friends and in bars, and comes usually in a jar, ideal for sharing.


  • ½ liter of orange juice
  • ½ liter of cava or champagne
  • 60ml of Gin
  • 60ml of Vodka
  • Sugar
  • Oranges


  1. Step 1: In a jar with a capacity of a little over a liter proceed to pour ½ liter of orange juice, and the additional oranges.
  2. Step 2: Now add 60 ml of gin and 60ml of vodka
  3. Step 3: Now add to the mix 3 tablespoons of sugar and mix with a long-handled spoon until completely dissolved.
  4. Step 4: Finally add the ½ liter of champagne or cava and mix gently to avoid losing its fantastic bubbles.

You can add some ice to the jar to preserve freshness and decorate with a slice of orange, to make it more enticing to the eyes of your guests.

As with any cocktail, the recommended quantities are an initial guide that will allow you to play around to find your ideal point. Some daring people add some Cointreau to their preparation: it’s a matter of testing and evaluating according to your taste.

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The Piña Colada

 TAGS:Pina Colada is a sweet cocktail. Its main ingredients are fruit. It can be performed with or without alcohol, according to the tastes and needs of everyone. It was created in 1954, it is in Puerto Rico she was born.

Many people associate the Pina Colada with Caribbean beaches and summer. But it is a cocktail of delicious flavor that can be enjoyed with family and friends during a normal weekend. The preparation of the pina colada is very simple and cheap.

This recipe is for 4 people, so think to adjust the doses!


  • 1 ½ ounce of cream of coconut
  • 1 pineapple into small pieces,
  • or 4 ounces of pineapple juice
  • 1 ½ oz white rum Sugar to taste ice


Step 1:

To start, mix the pineapple, coconut cream, sugar, rum and ice.

Step 2:

Check step 1 : a kind of smooth cream should have formed . Place a few pieces of pineapple and coconut cream and add sugar or alcohol according to your taste.

Step 3:

Serve cocktails in glasses and garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry on the edge of each glass. Serve immediately. It is important not to miss ice. It must be served chilled. What is interesting about this cocktail is that it can be given to children and people who can not drink alcohol. Simply remove the rum of the mixture, and it will still be a delicious cocktail.

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Gibson cocktail


The Gibson cocktail is not a common one. The story of its creation is a bit contradictory because there are three different versions, all of them plausible. The cocktail Gibson has a curious flavor thanks to the onion that is introduced at the end of the preparation.

Some people consider the Gibson cocktail as a variation of Dry Martini. The preparations based on gin and Martini is the classic one, but some add vodka, usually Russian vodka, to preserve the tradition.

The first story of the Gibson cocktail says that its creator is the artist Charles Dana Gibson, born in 1867 in Massachusetts, creator of the Gibson Girls of the nineteenth century. According to the story, he asked his barman to change his Dry Martini and add onions in vinegar to it.

In the second story, the U.S. ambassador in Britain named Gibson, attended many receptions for his work and for not taking the typical dry Martini, he filled a glass with water and an onion instead of an olive, his invention was then called Gibson.

Finally, the third story of Gibson cocktail credited Walter DK Gibson with its invention. Apparently in an interview, his grandson said his grandfather had invented this cocktail at the Bohemian Club.

The Gibson cocktail


50cl gin. A good gin for this cocktail is the Gin G’Vine Floraison.
3 drops of dry vermouth
1 pickled onion


  • Step 1:

Mix all ingredients (onion aside) in a tall glass with ice, mix vigorously and strain the resulting liquid into the martini glass.

  • Step 2:

Garnish the cocktail with a pearl onion in vinegar into the cup.

A variant in the preparation of Gibson cocktail is that instead of placing the Dry Martini with the gin, place it in the mixing glass with ice before gin. Then mix and put aside, without the ice that will take the aroma away, then pour the gin in the glass, mix and serve in martini glass with onions.

Some people add a squeeze of lemon to the final preparation before serving.

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The Bronx Cocktail


Fresh and ideal for multiple occasions, the Bronx cocktail is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Its ingredients are known by everyone and it is easy to prepare, so it becomes a perfect combo when we have guests and want to surprise them.

Bronx Cocktail Ingredients

  • 3cl of English gin
  • 1cl of dry vermouth
  • 1.5 cl of Red Vermouth
  • 1.5 cl of orange juice

Basically, it takes the same ingredients as a Martini, but here the orange juice is introduced, which adds a sweet taste to the dry Martini. Ideal for those who want the gin without giving up a sweeter and refreshing touch.

The Bronx origins are unclear, as with other cocktails. Some sources clearly point New York, while others think it?s from somewhere else. For example, some attribute it to Joseph S. Sormani, a restaurant owner of a restaurant in the Bronx, who invented or discovered it.

Some versions suggest that the origin is a bartender of the skyscrapers city which produced a somewhat different combination because a customer so requested so. In that case, the name would come from the zoo city name, Bronx. The Bronx was very popular in the twentieth century and it was really highly demanded in the United States.
Preparation of the Bronx Cocktail

It is made like the Martini. Pour ice in a shaker, then add the gin, the dry vermouth, red vermouth and orange juice and shake. Subsequently, serve in a cocktail glass as the Martini. We can decorate it with a slice of orange and ready!

It is a cocktail that is usually taken as an aperitif before meals or dinners or evening quietly, in the evening.

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