Cocktail Recipes With Midori
A cocktail is a style of mixing drinks, usually a mixture of distilled spirits, sugar, water and bitters (alcoholic beverages prepared with herbs and citrus dissolved in alcohol/glycerin, having a bittersweet taste). However, the word cocktail has slowly come to mean any mixed drink containing alcohol. A typical cocktail is designed by mixing (in many different ways) one or more types of liquor, liqueurs and flavourings with fruit juice, soda, sugar, herbs, cream, ice, etc.
Over the years, hundreds of cocktails have been designed by bartenders and other experts in the field. There are also ‘personal’ cocktails made popular by people who like to create new mixtures by experimenting. Many cocktails are selected by the International Bartenders Association for use in annual World Cocktail Competition and as such are the most popular around the world.
Brandy Alexander is sweet cocktail based on brandy and prepared by mixing it with crème de cacao and fresh cream and garnished with grated nutmeg and served ‘straight up’ without ice in a cocktail glass
French Connection is made with Cognac and Amaretto liqueur.
One of the more popular cocktails created in 1939 is Bloody Mary, which is prepared by vodka, tomato juice, and Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt and pepper and garnished with celery salt and lemon wedge.
Another popular cocktail is Screwdriver. It is made with one part vodka and two parts of orange juice with a pinch of salt and garnished with an orange slice.
Martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth (a fortified wine flavored with aromatic herbs and spices). Martini is also a brand of Italian vermouth. Apple martini or Appletini is made with vodka and either apple juice, apple cider or apple liqueur.
Midori is a relatively recent addition in the field of flavoured liqueurs. Carrying a muskmelon flavour, it has become one of the preferred liqueurs of accredited bartenders all over the world. Bliss and Midori Punch are two exotic cocktails that use Midori as a primary ingredient.
Bliss is made with equal portions (30ml each for one serving) of Midori and Paraiso Lychee Liqueur, which are build over ice in a tall glass and equal parts of cranberry and orange juice are added.
Midori Punch is made with 500ml of Midori and 750ml of sparkling wine and mixed with unsweetened pineapple juice and lots of chopped fresh fruit and some strawberries.
Cocktail parties were a slightly out of fashion during the two decades (1970s and 1980s) which were characterized by a casual approach to established customs. But now, cocktails parties are now back with a bang. Beer and whiskey are now passé and mixed drinks or cocktails are back in fashion.
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