He was drinking another of the frozen daiquiris with no sugar in it
and as he lifted it, heavy and the glass frost-rimmed,
he looked at the clear part below the frappéd top
and it reminded him of the sea.
The frappéd part of the drink was like the wake of a ship
and the clear part was the way the water looked
when the bow cut it when you were in shallow water over marl bottom.
That was almost the exact color. ……………….. E. Hemingway, Islands in the Stream
CLASSICAL BEFOR DINNER DRINKS
Also known as Aperitifs (from latin aperire=open (up)),
these are drinks that are usually enjoyed before dinner.
Portions should not be too generous,
as to not burden the stomach.
- DRY MARTINI
- OLD PAL
The most widely known Collins, the Tom Collins, can,
as the John Collins, be traced back to recipes from before the turn of the century.
Tom Collins used to be made with the slightly sweetened Old Tom Gin,
the John Collins with the Holland Dry Gin.
Today we know almost exclusively London Dry Gin,
and there is no more question if Tom or John Collins.
- Tom Collins
- Colonel Collins
- Mike Collins
- Sandy Collins
- Pedro Collins
- Jack Collins
- Pierre Collins
- Livia Collins
A refreshing longdrink.
A cooler is dry and can contain a few splashes of Grenadine or Bitters.
Instead of soda it is possible to use ginger ale,
sprite, or fresh juices.
- Sea Breeze Cooler
- Apricot Cooler
- Castro Cooler
- First Cooler
Coladas sweeten out life and let us dream of the ocean, white beaches and palm trees.
The Piña Colada is a bar classic by now.
- Piña Colada
- Tropical Dream
- Flying Cangaroo
- Blue Hawaiian
- Dominican Coco Loco
- Swimming Pool
- Schoko Colada