Recipe of Classic Cocktails everyone should know about!

By Foodism Team


Did you enjoy our beginner’s article on classic cocktails you must know? Well if you have not gotten around it yet, just click here!

After giving y’all a glimpse into the cocktail world, it is only fair to give out our recipes as well, so here we go!

1- Martinez


  • 1 & 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 & 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • Garnish: orange twist


Add the gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

Strain into a chilled coupe glass and Garnish with an orange twist.

2- Martini


  • 60ml vodka or gin
  • 1 tbsp dry vermouth
  • olive or lemon peel, to garnish


Stir the gin or vodka, dry vermouth and a little ice together or put them in a cocktail shaker to combine. 

Strain into a chilled martini glass. Serve with an olive on a cocktail stick or a twist of lemon peel.

3- Bullshot


  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 3/4 cup chilled double-rich double-strength canned beef broth
  • Lime wedge


Mix Worcestershire and salt in the glass. 

Add ice cubes. Pour vodka, then broth over. Garnish with a lime wedge.

4- Daiquiri


  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 ounce demerara sugar syrup
  • Garnish: lime twist


Add the rum, lime juice and demerara sugar syrup to a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.

Strain into a chilled coupe.

Garnish with a lime twist.

5- Screwdriver


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 5 ounces orange juice
  • A pinch of salt
  • Highball Glass

Method -

Fill a glass (traditionally highball) with ice and pour in the orange juice.

Drop in the pinch of salt.

Pour in the vodka & Stir.

Garnish it with a slice of orange or a maraschino cherry, optionally.

6- Tom Collins


  • 2 ounces London dry gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Club soda, to top
  • Garnish: lemon wheel
  • Garnish: maraschino cherry

Method - 

Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a Collins glass.

Fill with ice, top with club soda and stir.

Garnish with a lemon wheel and maraschino cherry (optional).

7 - Whiskey Sour


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce egg white (optional)
  • Garnish: Angostura bitters

Method -

Add bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white, if using, to a shaker and dry-shake for 30 seconds without ice.

Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.

Strain into a coupe glass & Garnish with 3 or 4 drops of Angostura bitters.