A porch crawler is a mixed beverage made primarily of beer, liquor, and a sweetening agent (for instance, lemonade concentrate). The most standard liquors for the drink are vodka, gin, rum, or whiskey. It’s ideal for parties and the ingredients are scaled to make a whole pitcher rather than a drink at a time, anyway. A good quality beer makes the cocktail even better.
A greyhound is a cocktail made with grapefruit juice, and gin and served over ice. The beverage is called a salty dog if the rim of the glass has been salted. The earliest known mention of this cocktail is in Harry Craddock's Savoy Cocktail Book of 1930. This classic mixed drink needs nothing more than vodka or gin and grapefruit juice. While it is not available on many bar menus, the greyhound is the recipe that all bartenders know. Optionally for the greyhound, a twist of grapefruit, lime or lemon can be used as a garnish.
A Bloody Mary is a cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and other spices and flavorings including Worcestershire sauce, hot sauces, garlic, herbs, horseradish, celery, olives, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, lime juice and celery salt. Its origins aren’t exactly clear, but the likely backstory points to the mid-1930s and Fernand “Pete” Petiot, a bartender at King Cole Bar at the St. Regis hotel in New York City.
A Long Island iced tea or Long Island ice tea is a type of alcoholic mixed drink typically made with vodka, tequila, light rum, triple sec, gin, and a splash of cola, which gives the drink the same amber hue as iced tea. The Long Island Iced Tea was popularized in the 1970s and remains a beloved drink. There are two competing origin stories for the Long Island iced tea, one from Long Island, Tennessee and one from Long Island, New York.
The Tom Collins is a classic cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. The beverage first appeared in 1876 by Jerry Thomas, in "the father of American mixology" writing. The refreshing cocktail tastes like a sparkling lemonade and, is full of all you need to cool down on a hot day and is very simple to make at home.