FROZEN MARGARITA

• 2 oz. silver tequila
• 1 oz. Cointreau
• 1 oz. lime juice
• coarse salt for the rim

1. Place 1 cup tequila, 1 cup lime juice, 1/2 cup triple sec, 2 tablespoons agave syrup (or other sweetener) and 6 cups ice in a large blender.
2. Blend until slushy and pour into 4 glasses.
3. Serve immediately.

MOSCOW MULE

• 2 oz. vodka
• 4-6 oz. ginger beer
• 1/2 oz. lime juice

1. Squeeze lime juice into a Moscow Mule mug (or a Collins glass) and drop in the spent shell.
2. Add 2 or 3 ice cubes, then pour in the vodka and fill with cold ginger beer (not ginger ale, although what the hell).
3. Serve with a stirring rod.

DAIQUIRI

• 2 oz. white rum
• 1/2 tsp. superfine sugar
• 1/2 oz. lime juice

1.Squeeze the lime into your shaker, stir in the sugar, and then add the rum.
2.Shake well with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

MARTINI

• 4 oz. gin or vodka
• 1 oz. dry vermouth

1. Fill a metal shaker with cracked ice.
2. Pour in the dry vermouth (we prefer Noilly Prat), stir briefly, and strain out (this may be discarded).
3. Add 4 ounces of gin (we prefer Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, or Beefeater). You want it around 94-proof.
4. Stir briskly for about 10 seconds, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with an olive or a lemon twist.

GIN AND TONIC

•Gin
•Tonic water
•Fresh lime wedges
•ice

  1. Fresh lime is a must. That concentrated stuff? Don’t do it.
    2. Speaking of lime, use two lime wedges, not just one. The first after you add the gin and the second after you add the tonic.
    3. Always use freshly opened tonic water. Trust me, you guys, flat (or going flat) tonic water is nasty.
    4. In other words, don’t buy big, giant bottles of tonic water. Smaller is better.
    5. One last thing about the tonic water- all tonic water are NOT created equal. Some are sweeter, some are better carbonated. Often tonic water from a glass is better. Fan favorites include Q-Mixers and Fever-Tree as these have been made specifically for mixed cocktails like the gin and tonic.
    6.The gin. I’m not suggesting you should go for the top of the top, but keep in mind the ingredient list. After all, the gin and tonic is, quite literally, all about the gin…and the tonic.
    7. The ice. Larger ice cubes are better as they have a smaller overall surface area for them to melt.

MOJITO

•Ice
•6 ounces light rum
•12 mint sprigs, or spearmint, 8 roughly broken apart
•6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
•4 tablespoons sugar
•Club soda
•4 slices lime

1. Place ice in beverage shaker then add in the rum, 8 broken up mint sprigs, lime juice and sugar. Shake well and serve over ice in a high ball glass. Top off each glass with a splash of club soda.
2. Garnish each with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.