Top 10 Best Cocktails During 1940s

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The 1940s was an era of distinction from fashion styles to music trends and varied parties. Cocktails were among important parts to build an iconic era. Now, let\'s take top ten best cocktails in this period.

 

Manhattan

The Manhattan or Dry Manhattan is one special kind of cocktail. People can make a perfect Manhattan with an ounce of vermouth (half sweet vermouth and half dry vermouth) and two ounces of rye works. Besides, using proper amount of ice to chill the liquid is really important. The Manhattan must be stirred or spooned rather than shaken because when you shake it, the Vermouth will cloud.


The Manhattan combines 1/3 French (dry) Vermouth, 2/3 rye whiskey and a dash of Angostura bitters stirred in cracked ice

The Manhattan combines 1/3 French (dry) Vermouth, 2/3 rye whiskey and a dash of Angostura bitters stirred in cracked ice

 

Peach in Champagne

Peach in champagne, also called white-peach purée and Prosecco, was allegedly invented by Giuseppe Cipriani from Harry’s Bar in Venice ranging from the late ’30s to 1948. The cocktail is easy to prepare by placing one ripe white peach in a glass filled with ice-cold Champagne and fizzing it for a minute before drinking.


Only seeing the peach Champagne, you may immediately want to drink it

Only seeing the peach in champagne, you may immediately want to drink it

 

Aristocrat Sparkling Punch

Making an Aristocrat Sparkling Punch that was created in Sep. 1941 is extremely complicating. Firstly, dissolve a cube sugar in one cup of sparkling water (from a quart) and pour it into a punch bowl. Secondly, add one bottle Burgundy and 4 ounces brandy to the bowl and stir well. Thirdly, place a block of ice in the bowl and pour in 2 bottles Champagne and the rest of the sparkling water. Finally, garnish the top of this liquid with strawberries or raspberries.


The cocktail looks eye-catching

The cocktail looks eye-catching

 

Sloppy Joe’s Mojito

Sloppy Joe’s Mojito is a favored cocktail from Sloppy Joe’s Bar, one of three most famous Havana watering holes during Prohibition. The ingredients making a cup of Mojito include fresh mint, jigger light rum, ice and soda.


The cocktail is particularly preferred by those who like mint

The cocktail is particularly preferred by those who like mint

 

Tequila Cocktail

Mexico, a popular exotic travel destination, is home to Tequila recipes. The Tequila cocktail was invented in Jan. 1949 with a mixture of ice cubes, juice, sugar and tequila. Tourists visiting this country often ask for the famous drink.


Tequila is at its best if it is not too diluted

Tequila is at its best if it is not too diluted

 

Bridge Punch


Bridge Punch invented in June 1943 combines fresh mint, sugar, black tea, brandy, orange juice and grapefruit

Bridge Punch invented in June 1943 combines fresh mint, sugar, black tea, brandy, orange juice and grapefruit

 

Jack Rose Cocktail


A cup of Jack Rose Cocktail combines 1 1/2 ounces applejack, 1/2 ounce grenadine and the juice of 1/2 lime

A cup of Jack Rose Cocktail combines 1 ½ ounces applejack, 1/2 ounce grenadine and the juice of 1/2 lime

 

Bijou Cocktail


Making a glass of Bijou Cocktail needs 3/4 full of ice, 1 jigger gin and ½ ounce each of sweet vermouth and green Chartreuse

Making a glass of Bijou Cocktail needs 3/4 full of ice, 1 jigger gin and ½ ounce each of sweet vermouth and green Chartreuse

 

Phoebe Snow


Phoebe Snow is a mixture of brandy, Dubonnet and a dash of Absinthe

Phoebe Snow is a mixture of brandy, Dubonnet and a dash of Absinthe

 

Cugat Congo


Jigger Bacardi white rum, jigger Grenadine, juice and Absinthe are ingredients to make a Cugat Congo

Jigger Bacardi white rum, jigger Grenadine, juice and Absinthe are ingredients to make a Cugat Congo

 

 

Related links:

Tips To Host A Lavish Cocktail Party

5 Things to Remember While Serving a Cocktail

Cocktail Party Ideas - My Top 10 Cocktail Party Ideas

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This article was published on 2011/02/25