Add ice to your cocktail shaker +: 1 ounce dark rum,3/4 ounce light rum ,3/4 ounce brandy,1/4 ounce triple sec,1 1/2 orange juice,The juice from your half a lime ,Now, shake up all that stuff for 6-10 second count, pour over ice. Drop the lime wedge.
A mixed drink is a beverage in which two or more ingredients are mixed. Some mixed drinks are alcoholic beverages that contain liquor; others are non-alcoholic.
Some popular types of mixed drinks are:
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A cocktail shaker is a device used to mix beverages (usually alcoholic) by shaking. When ice is put in the shaker this allows for a quicker cooling of the drink before serving.
A shaken cocktail is made by putting the desired ingredients (typically fruit juices, syrups, liqueurs and ice cubes) in the cocktail shaker. Then it is shaken vigorously for around 5 to 10 seconds, depending upon the mixability of the ingredients and desired temperature.
There are at least three varieties of cocktail shakers:
The cocktail shaker can be traced to 7000 BCE in South America, where the jar gourd was used as a closed container. Egyptians as long ago as 3500 BCE were adding spices to their fermented grain concoctions before serving, to make them more palatable. In 1520, Cortés wrote to King Charles V of Spain of a drink made from cacao, served frothy and foaming from a golden cylinder.
By the late 19th century, the cocktail shaker as we now know it was in wide use, invented by an innkeeper who, while using two containers to pour drinks back and forth between, noticed that one container's mouth was smaller than the other's and held the two together and shook them "for a bit of a show".
During the 1920s prohibition era in the United States, cocktail shakers were produced in many different shapes and designs, including shakers that looked like penguins, zeppelins, lighthouses and airplanes. Cocktail shaker skills and drink rituals became as important in the Jazz Age lifestyle as knowing the latest dance step. It was after prohibition however, that cocktail shakers really reached their zenith of popularity. They appeared in movies, and were associated with the glamorous lives of movie stars. Cocktail shakers became de rigueur symbols of sophistication and symbols of the good life.
On December 7, 1941, the era of the cocktail shaker faltered seriously, as the United States entered World War II and all non-essential uses of metal were redirected towards the war effort. The same companies and equipment formerly used to manufacture cocktail shakers were used to make artillery shells and other war materials.
In the early 1950s cocktail shakers enjoyed a brief resurgence as soldiers familiar with them returned and became part of the housing boom featuring "rec rooms" with bars. By the later part of the decade though, shakers were quickly giving way to modern electric appliances that either added a mixing unit to the shaker's lid or did away with the shaker entirely, with the introduction of the electric blender.
By the mid-1860s, the use of a pair of tumblers to mix drinks was common practice. The patent history involves improvements on this practice:
Grenadine is a commonly used bar syrup, characterized by a flavor that is both tart and sweet, and a deep red color. It is popular as an ingredient in cocktails, both for its flavor and to give a reddish/pink tint to mixed drinks.
The name grenadine originated from the French word grenade which means pomegranate, with pomme meaning apple and granate derived from the Italian word for seeds. Grenadine was originally prepared from pomegranate juice, sugar, and water.
As grenadine is subject to minimal regulation, its basic flavor profile can alternatively be obtained from a mixture of blackcurrant juice and other fruit juices with the blackcurrant flavor dominating. To reduce production costs however, the food industry has widely replaced fruit bases with artificial ingredients. The Mott's brand "Rose's", by far the most common grenadine brand in the United States, is presently formulated using (in order of concentration): high fructose corn syrup, water, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate, FD&C Red #40, natural and artificial flavors, and FD&C Blue #1.
Grenadine is commonly used to mix both modern and classic cocktails, such as the Tequila Sunrise or original (1920s) Sea Breeze.
Grenadine is also a popular ingredient in many non-alcoholic drinks, such as the Roy Rogers, pink lemonade, and Shirley Temple cocktails, or simply by mixing the syrup with cold water in a glass or pitcher, sometimes with ice.
Pomegranate syrup found in most Middle Eastern groceries is made with pomegranate concentrate and sugar, and serves as an authentic grenadine.
The 1971 song "Brown-Eyed Woman" written by Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia and performed by the Grateful Dead contains the lyrics: Brown-eyed women and red grenadine/the bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean.
The Cape Cod or Cape Codder is a type of cocktail made with only fruit juice and spirits. The name refers to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the eastern United States.
A Cape Cod is made with vodka and cranberry juice, and may be garnished with a lime wedge. Proportions vary, with sources giving a recommended vodka-to-juice ratio of 1/4, 1/3.7, 1/2 and 1/1.5, while other sources don't recommend precise proportions. Some sources recommend lime juice instead of a lime wedge garnish.
The Cape Cod is related to a number of other cocktails such as the Sea Breeze (which adds grapefruit juice), the Bay Breeze (which adds pineapple juice), Madras (which adds orange juice), Sex on the Beach (which adds orange juice and schnapps), the Cosmopolitan, which adds triple sec and lime juice, and Rose Kennedy Cocktail which includes club soda.
This drink was conceived in 1945 by the Ocean Spray cranberry grower's cooperative under the name "Red Devil".The "Cape Codder" name dates from the early 1960s.
Margajito is a drink based on the Margarita and the Mojito. It was invented in Costa Rica by MW and HF in 2007.
In a shaker:
At this point, grind the sugar into the basil to release the flavours. After about a minute of grinding add some ice to the shaker. Then add:
Shake vigorously until well chilled and serve in a Martini glass.
The Modernista (also known as the Modern Maid Cocktail) is a scotch-pastis/absinthe cocktail. It is a bitter cocktail with proportions of rum-based Swedish Punsch. This is a sophisticated challenging beverage made by:
Cranberry juice is the juice of the cranberry. As a pure juice, it is quite tart; as with lime juice, it is seldom drunk on its own. One solution is to combine it with sweeter juices, such as apple or grape. Another solution is to dilute it with water and add some sweetener, such as corn syrup or sugar, or artificial sweetener (sucralose or aspartame). The term, used on its own, almost always refers to a sweetened version. In fact, Cranberry Juice available at grocery stores is one of the highest sugar content items across all items carried in any grocery store. Cranberry Juice has more sugar than Coke or Pepsi. While tasty, cranberry juice has an unusually high sugar content due to the unique tartness of the cranberry. To offset the tartness of the cranberry, more sugar is added to improve the overall flavor. An 8-ounce glass of cranberry juice has more sugar than a can of soda at 33 grams. According to info gathered by HealthScience.net, new information and research on cranberry juice suggests the beverage is not as healthy as once considered, and in many cases may be worse for you than soft drinks and sodas considering cranberry juice is higher in sugar and calories. However, this is debatable considering soft drinks often contain caffeine, another controversial ingredient that has both positive and negative characteristics.
Parents have long considered cranberry juice a healthy choice for their children, however new information about the high sugar content in cranberry juice is emerging and causing concern. A laboratory study found that when fructose is present as children’s fat cells mature, it makes more of these cells mature into fat cells in body fat, contributing to overweight, obesity and subsequently related health issues such as diabetes, higher cholesterol, and higher blood pressure. Further, new research on cranberry juice also points to cranberry juice drinks causing kidney stones, because of the oxalate in them, despite earlier claims that cranberry juice drink was good for the prevention of kidney stones.
Cranberry juice cocktail is sometimes used as a mixer with alcoholic drinks such as a Cape Codder (1+1/2 ounces of vodka to 4 ounces cranberry juice) or non-alcoholic drinks such as the Bog Grog (2 parts Chelmsford ginger ale [or regular ginger ale] to 3 parts cranberry juice).][
Cranberry juice contains substances that may affect individual health. These substances include:
Cranberry juice may help prevent and relieve the symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) by primary and secondary means. The primary means works on the bacteria directly by altering the molecular structure of the fimbriae on the pathogenic strains of the bacteria that cause the infections. The properties of the proanthocyanidins in cranberries prevents the bacteria from adhering to the surface of the bladder and urinary tract. The secondary means works indirectly on the bacteria by changing the intravesical pH (the pH of the bladder's contents) making it more acidic.][
However, results from recent randomized controlled trials have been disappointing. A trial of 319 college women with an acute UTI, failed to show that drinking cranberry juice (8 oz of 27% twice daily) would reduce the incidence of a second UTI. Another study performed in the Netherlands randomised 221 women to receive either co-trimoxazole or cranberry capsules. That study found that the antibiotics were superior to cranberry capsules, but were associated with an increase in antibiotic resistance. However, in an accompanying editorial, the dose of cranberries used in the study was criticised for being too low.
A more recent study led by the University of Sterling in the U.K., shows the UTI benefits have been overhyped, and suggests there may not be much benefit from cranberry juice at all.][ Results from a review of 24 studies with a research sample of nearly 5,000 people suggest that cranberry juice may only be helpful in a select few women.][ For those select few, cranberry extract pills are recommended in lieu of cranberry juice due to the high sugar content in cranberry juice.][
1cup of cranberry juice (253 mL) contains the following nutritional information according to the USDA:
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