One thing that annoys the hell out of me when I’m searching for new and innovative free drink recipes are these lists of thousands upon thousands of absolutely useless bar drink recipes (I’ve seen one site bragging of having over 20,000 drink recipes).
99% of those 20 plus thousand drink recipes will never be ordered off the average bartender.
To be a good bartender, you need to know a couple dozen drink recipes – the most commonly requested drinks in most parts of the world.
You DO NOT need to go through the big bartender’s black book, trying to remember how to make all the cocktails.
In addition to needing to know the base two dozen or so, you’ll also need to familarize yourself with local specialties. In every part of every country in every city or town, you’ll find some type of unique drink concoction or specific shooter recipe that is local. Get to know which shooters and cocktails are popular around your area.
The term ‘mixed drinks’ can literally mean any drink requiring two or more ingredients including alcohol, soda, juice, flavorings etc. For the purposes of this site, we’ll just list all the “well” drink recipes (Rum & coke, Rye & ginger etc) here and all the other mixed drink recipes are broken down further below.
A list of the most popular and widely-known cocktails (Sex on the Beach,
Vodka Paralyzer etc.)
All kinds of shooter recipes – from the classics all the way through to today’s club shots.
The tastiest and most widely ordered martini recipes.
Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes
It gets tough to find decent non-alcoholic drink recipes on the web. Here are some that I’ve either created, modified or learned along the way.
Tequila Drink Recipes
Ooohhhh tequila. I personally don’t ever touch the stuff anymore (I have one of those wake-up-in-a-pool-of-your-own-vomit tequila stories) but that doesn’t change the fact that tequila is one of the most popular shots in a bar and its also found its way into cocktails. Here’s a list of the best tequila drink recipes.
here’s a small list of some of the most common mixed drinks
This fashionable martini was made ever-so-much-more popular due to the show Sex and the City. It’s excellent as a martini or a cocktail.
White Russian Drink Recipe
Milk finds its way into this simple cocktail recipe.
Margarita Drink Recipe
The classic margarita drink recipe.
Hurricane Drink Recipe
This popular tropical drink recipe is always a hit with the ladies
Blue Hawaiian Drink Recipe
Another tropical favourite with a nice, you guessed it, blue color.
Kamikaze Drink Recipe
Named after those crazy Japanese pilots, this cocktail is simple to make and quite bitter.
Mojito Drink Recipe
Gaining in popularity around the world and a bartender’s worst nightmare at the same time….here’s the Mojito!
Raspberry Mojito Drink Recipe
A popular twist to the Mojitos family to keep things interesting.
Caesar Drink Recipe
Hail Caesar! Canada’s Contribution to the Cocktail Empire
Tequila Sunrise Drink Recipe
I heard it makes a great hangover cure.
Mexican Martini Recipe
Tequila Drink Recipes seem to be ‘what’s in’ these days. So why not turn a few heads – not stomach – with this Mexican Martini. Areeba!
Lemon Drop Martini Recipe
The most popular lemon flavored martini. Cosmo might be for the ladies in New York, but Lemon Drop Martinis are an Oprah favorite.
Jello Shot Recipe
Great tasting cocktail recipes made with Jello. From Alambama Slammer to Amaretto Sourz.