20 Classic Cocktails

Nov 22, 2019

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A cocktail by definition is basically a mixture of different alcoholic drinks and a few other ingredients. The oldest definition of a cocktail came out in 1806 that said, ‘a stimulating beverage made from spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters’. I think this is accurate enough however the definitions have been changing thereon. This particular list talks about the different, not to mention awesome, classic cocktails that you can make at your home and enjoy.

In order to make some of these cocktails and many others that are not on the list you might need a few ‘tools’. You will need a muddler, a cocktail shaker, and a strainer. These are easy to find so you don’t have to sweat. Enjoy the list of classic cocktails and tell us about your favorite cocktail.

1. Tom Collins

Tom Collins is a classic alcoholic cocktail, included in the official list of Unforgettable according to the International Bartenders Association. A light summer-long drink is served in a special tall glass. The drink is ready, serve it immediately. Originally, this classic cocktail was made with Old Tom Gin (a sweetened Gin), but it is not like that anymore.


  1. Old Tom Gin 50 ml;
  2. Lemon juice 25 ml;
  3. Sugar syrup 20 ml;
  4. Soda water.

How to make Tom Collins:

To make this classic cocktail you should add sugar syrup, lemon juice, and gin to a glass with ice. Then mix in the soda water and stir to combine gently. Garnish with a fresh slice of lemon and a sprig of mint.

An alternative way to make it is to use the shaker. At the initial preparation stage, you need to shake all the ingredients (except the soda) in a shaker with ice. And, voila, your cocktail is ready!

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