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Classic Cocktails Cheat Sheet by

Ingredients and basic instructions for 14 well known cocktails.

Black Russian

2 parts Vodka
1 part Kahula
Shake vodka and kahula over ice and strain into a Tumb­ler, top up with cola.

Champagne Cocktail

1/2 part Brandy
1 piece Orange rind
1/2 part Grand Marnier
1 drop Angostura Bitters
1/2 Sugar cube
In a Flute, drop the bitters on the sugar cube, add the brandy, top up with champagne. Float the Grand Marnier on top.


1 1/2 parts Vodka
Dash of Lime juice
1 part Cointreau
Lime Rind
1 part Cranberry Juice
Shake vodka and cointreau over ice, strain into a Cocktail Glass, top up with cranberry juice and add a dash of lime juice and lime rind.


3 parts White Rum
2 parts Lime Juice
Crushed Ice
1 teaspoon Sugar Syrup
Shake rum, lime juice and sugar syrup over ice and strain into a Cocktail Glass.

Harvey Wallbanger

1 part Vodka
Ice cubes
2 teaspoons Galliano
1 Orange slice
4 parts Orange Juice
Shake vodka and Galliano over ice and strain into Highball Glass with fresh ice. Top up with the orange juice, garnish with the orange slice.

John Collins

2 parts Whiskey
Ice cubes
Soda Water
Lemon Slice
1 part Lemon Juice
1 Maraschino Cherry
1 part Orange Juice
Dash of Sugar Syrup
Shake whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice and sugar syrup over ice, strain into a Highball Glass, top up with soda water and add the lemon and cherry.

Long Island Iced Tea

1/2 part Gin
Dash of Lime juice
1/2 part White Rum
1/2 part Tequila
Slice of Lemon
1 part Vodka
Dash of Sugar syrup
Pour gin, white rum, tequila and vodka over ice in a Highball Glass, add a dash of lime juice and sugar syrup. Top up with Cola. Add a Lemon Wedge.


3 parts Rye Whiskey
1 part Sweet Vermouth
1 part Dry Vermouth
Ice cubes
Mix with Ice in a Tumb­ler.


1 part Tequila
1 part Lime juice
1 part Triple Sec
Wet rim of Cocktail Glass and frost with salt. Shake tequila and triple sec over ice and strain into glass, top up with lime juice.


2 parts White Rum
10 Mint Sprigs
1 part Lime Juice
1 teaspoon Sugar
Soda Water
Ice cubes
1 Lime Slice
Mash mint and sugar in the bottom of a Highball Glass. Add ice. Pour over rum and lime juice, top up with soda water and stir. Add lime slice.

Old Fashioned

2 parts Bourbon
1 Sugar cube
Dash of Angostura Bitters
2 Maraschino Cherries
1 Lemon Rind
Dissolve the sugar in the bitters in a Tumb­ler. Add ice and then the bourbon. Stir very gently for a few minutes. Add the cherries.

Rob Roy

1 1/2 parts Whiskey
1 Lemon Rind
1 part Sweet Vermouth
2 Maraschino Cherries
Dash Angostura Bitters
Ice cubes
Coat a Cocktail Glass with the bitters. Shake the whiskey and vermouth over ice, strain into the glass and garnish with the fruit.

Vodka Martini

3 parts Vodka
Green Olive
1/2 part Dry Vermouth
Shake vodka and vermouth over ice, strain into a Cocktail Glass, add an olive.

Whiskey Sour

1 part Whiskey
1 part Sugar Syrup
1 part Lemon Juice
Ice cubes
Shake ingred­ients over ice and strain into a Tumb­ler with fresh ice cubes

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Great idea ! Thanks :)

SpaceDuck SpaceDuck, 10:02 28 Nov 11

Cheers! Not entirely happy with it so I'm going to have a little play to see if I can get it to look a little sleeker. Should be up soon.

So, I'm guessing the idea is that if we create additional content for other cocktails, then we can build other cheat sheets based on which cocktails we want? Sounds like a neat project. I might make a couple when I have some free time.

SpaceDuck SpaceDuck, 14:38 7 Dec 11

Got it in one, pick and choose from anyone's content to tailor to your needs! And I have to ask, A cheetsheet or a cocktail?

These will be great for tonight's party, thanks a bunch! :)

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