Piña Colada, the national drink of Puerto Rico since 1978 and enjoyed on beaches and sunbeds around the world. A complimentary blend of rum, coconut and pineapple combine beautifully. Served in a Poco Grande glass (also known as a hurricane glass) and garnished with fresh pineapple and a cocktail cherry, this drink really is a summer classic.
The Manhattan cocktail is made by stirring together rye or Canadian whiskey with sweet red vermouth and a dash of bitters. The drink is usually finished with a cocktail cherry and is traditionally served in a cocktail glass.
The Whiskey Sour cocktail is a classic drink with a whiskey base. An unusual twist with this drink is the optional dash of egg white, however, can be substituted for pineapple juice if you do not like or cannot have eggs. This drink is served either in a cocktail glass or if served “on the rocks”, then an old fashioned glass should be used instead. Traditionally a whiskey sour is garnished with half a slice of orange and a cocktail cherry.
The Old Fashioned cocktail is made by muddling sugar with bitters, then Bourbon or rye whiskey. The drink is usually finished with a twist of citrus rind and a cocktail cherry. It is traditionally served in an Old Fashioned glass, which is named after this very drink.
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Homemade Cocktail Cherries: These ripe, fresh cherries are jarred in a spiced brandy mixture for a few weeks and perfect in any dark cocktail. So much better than the store-bought bright red version! | macheesmo.com