Simple syrup

Inverted sugar syrup, also known as simple syrup, is a basic sugar-and-water syrup used by bartenders as a sweetener to make cocktails. The syrup is obtained by dissolving sugar in water. Simple syrup spreads sweetness evenly throughout liquids of any temperature, making it a critical component of numerous iced drinks and cocktails (like a martini or a whiskey sour).

Syrups are made by melting sugar in water or by decreasing naturally sweet juices such as cane juice, maple sap, sorghum juice, or agave nectar. Corn syrup is produced from corn starch using an enzymatic process that transforms it into sugars.

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Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling is a gin-based sling cocktail from Singapore developed sometimes before 1915. The earliest published version of the recipe appeared in "The Savoy Cocktail Book", a 1930 classic written by Harry Craddock. It was initially called the gin sling – a sling was originally a North American drink composed of spirit and water, sweetened and flavored.

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Ramos Fizz

The Ramos Gin Fizz is a tall, creamy, citrusy classic with sky-high foam. It’s made with gin, lemon, lime, cream, simple syrup, orange blossom water, egg white, and soda water to top-up. The cocktail was invented by bar owner Henry C. Ramos in 1888 and it was served at his bar, the Imperial Cabinet Saloon and first named the New Orleans Fizz.

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Mint julep

Mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon, sugar, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint. The term "julep" is generally defined as a sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine. The Mint Julep gained prominence in the southern United States during the 18th century, and it first appeared in print in 1803.

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Whiskey sour

The whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey, lemon juice, sugar, and optionally, a dash of egg white or cocktails foamer. Spirit, citrus and sugar combined to form the classic sour, one of the oldest types of cocktails. With the egg white, it is sometimes called a Boston Sour. The oldest historical mention of a whiskey sour was published in the Wisconsin newspaper, Waukesha Plain Dealer, in 1870.

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Pisco Sour

A pisco sour is an alcoholic cocktail of Peruvian origin that is typical of the cuisines from Peru and Chile. The drink's name comes from pisco, which is its base liquor, and the cocktail term sour, in reference to sour citrus juice and sweetener components. The cocktail as it is known today was invented in the early 1920s in Lima, the capital of Peru, by the American bartender Victor Vaughen Morris.

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Bramble

The Bramble is a cocktail best described as a spring cocktail, the Bramble brings together dry gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, crème de mûre, and crushed ice. The Bramble was named for the bush that blackberries grow on and was inspired by the fresh berries that Bradsell used to pick as a child on the Isle of Wight.

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Daiquiri

Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice, and sugar or other sweetener. Add the rum, lime juice and the sugar syrup to a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled. The Daiquiri was supposedly invented in 1898 in the eponymous mining town of Daiquiri on the southeastern tip of Cuba by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox. It was introduced in the United States a decade later, when a U.S. Navy medical officer brought the recipe from Cuba to Washington, D.C.

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Lemon drop martini

A lemon drop is a vodka-based cocktail that has a lemony, sweet and sour flavor, prepared using lemon juice, triple sec and simple syrup. The drink was invented sometime in the 1970s by Norman Jay Hobday, the founder and proprietor of Henry Africa's bar in San Francisco, California. Some variations of the drink exist, such as blueberry and raspberry lemon drops.