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The Classics - Consumatorium

The Classics

Here at the Consumatorium, we try to honor the great mixologists that came before us and, more importantly, the drinks they created. These classic drinks are great to know about because not only are they terrific cocktails on their own and have stood the test of time but, more importantly, they form the foundation of virtually every drink that has been subsequently created – from delicately crafted, hand-made cocktails at an upscale craft bar to a sweet-and-sour laden highball quickly prepared at the chain restaurant in the mall.
Dave and I plan plan on covering each of these drinks. We’ll lay out the classic recipe and any updates based on changes in available liquor from when the original was created. Once in a while, will add our own twist to demonstrate how we like them prepared. We’ll tag each drink as a classic and have a reference to the entire list on our new Cocktail Recipe Index page to make them easy to find.
Here is the list of the classics we’ll be posting about. If we’ve missed anything you’d like covered or you think that a drink doesn’t belong on the list, please speak up. We’d love your input.
The items with a link have already been covered.
  1. Manhattan (we have several variations, but not the original)
  2. Cosmopolitan
  3. Daquiri
  4. Planter’s Punch
  5. Martinez
  6. Cuba Libre
  7. Mojito
  8. Piña Colada
  9. Mai Tai
  10. Moscow Mule
  11. Alexander
  12. Singapore Sling
  13. Bloody Mary
  14. Last Word
  15. Caipirinha
  16. Bellini
  17. Gin-Gin Mule
  18. French 75
  19. Ramos Gin Fizz
  20. Whisky Sour
  21. Mint Julep
  22. Pisco Sour
  23. Tom Collins
  24. Monkey Gland

Yeah, there are a lot of them. As usual, we will sacrifice our livers so you don’t have to. We’re looking forward to it!

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About Will Herman (103 Posts)

I don't know what it takes to become a professional mixologist, but I'm going to night school at my own home bar to achieve that status. For now, I'm an amateur cocktail creator who enjoys learning about new drinks and rediscovering the classics.


  1. God bless you guys.

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