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Classic Cocktails Cheat Sheet by SpaceDuck

Ingredients and basic instructions for 14 well known cocktails.

Black Russian

2 parts VodkaCola
1 part Kahula

Shake vodka and kahula over ice and strain into a Tumb­ler, top up with cola.

Champagne Cocktail

1/2 part Brandy1 piece Orange rind
1/2 part Grand Marnier1 drop Angostura Bitters
Champagne1/2 Sugar cube

In a Flute, drop the bitters on the sugar cube, add the brandy, top up with champagne. Float the Grand Marnier on top.


1 1/2 parts VodkaDash of Lime juice
1 part CointreauLime Rind
1 part Cranberry Juice

Shake vodka and cointreau over ice, strain into a Cocktail Glass, top up with cranberry juice and add a dash of lime juice and lime rind.


3 parts White Rum2 parts Lime Juice
Crushed Ice1 teaspoon Sugar Syrup

Shake rum, lime juice and sugar syrup over ice and strain into a Cocktail Glass.

Harvey Wallbanger

1 part VodkaIce cubes
2 teaspoons Galliano1 Orange slice
4 parts Orange Juice

Shake vodka and Galliano over ice and strain into Highball Glass with fresh ice. Top up with the orange juice, garnish with the orange slice.


John Collins

2 parts WhiskeyIce cubes
Soda WaterLemon Slice
1 part Lemon Juice1 Maraschino Cherry
1 part Orange JuiceDash of Sugar Syrup

Shake whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice and sugar syrup over ice, strain into a Highball Glass, top up with soda water and add the lemon and cherry.

Long Island Iced Tea

1/2 part GinDash of Lime juice
1/2 part White RumIce
1/2 part TequilaSlice of Lemon
1 part VodkaDash of Sugar syrup

Pour gin, white rum, tequila and vodka over ice in a Highball Glass, add a dash of lime juice and sugar syrup. Top up with Cola. Add a Lemon Wedge.


3 parts Rye Whiskey1 part Sweet Vermouth
1 part Dry VermouthIce cubes

Mix with Ice in a Tumb­ler.


1 part Tequila1 part Lime juice
1 part Triple SecSalt

Wet rim of Cocktail Glass and frost with salt. Shake tequila and triple sec over ice and strain into glass, top up with lime juice.



2 parts White Rum10 Mint Sprigs
1 part Lime Juice1 teaspoon Sugar
Soda WaterIce cubes
1 Lime Slice

Mash mint and sugar in the bottom of a Highball Glass. Add ice. Pour over rum and lime juice, top up with soda water and stir. Add lime slice.

Old Fashioned

2 parts Bourbon1 Sugar cube
Dash of Angostura Bitters2 Maraschino Cherries
1 Lemon Rind

Dissolve the sugar in the bitters in a Tumb­ler. Add ice and then the bourbon. Stir very gently for a few minutes. Add the cherries.

Rob Roy

1 1/2 parts Whiskey1 Lemon Rind
1 part Sweet Vermouth2 Maraschino Cherries
Dash Angostura BittersIce cubes

Coat a Cocktail Glass with the bitters. Shake the whiskey and vermouth over ice, strain into the glass and garnish with the fruit.

Vodka Martini

3 parts VodkaGreen Olive
1/2 part Dry Vermouth

Shake vodka and vermouth over ice, strain into a Cocktail Glass, add an olive.

Whiskey Sour

1 part Whiskey1 part Sugar Syrup
1 part Lemon JuiceIce cubes

Shake ingred­ients over ice and strain into a Tumb­ler with fresh ice cubes


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fredv fredv, 10:02 28 Nov 11

Great idea ! Thanks :)

SpaceDuck SpaceDuck, 10:02 28 Nov 11

Cheers! Not entirely happy with it so I'm going to have a little play to see if I can get it to look a little sleeker. Should be up soon.

warrickball warrickball, 13:35 6 Dec 11

So, I'm guessing the idea is that if we create additional content for other cocktails, then we can build other cheat sheets based on which cocktails we want? Sounds like a neat project. I might make a couple when I have some free time.

SpaceDuck SpaceDuck, 14:38 7 Dec 11

Got it in one, pick and choose from anyone's content to tailor to your needs! And I have to ask, A cheetsheet or a cocktail?

JLR0309 JLR0309, 12:07 31 Dec 12

These will be great for tonight's party, thanks a bunch! :)

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