Most Influential Cocktails of All Time

The Six Most Influential Cocktails of All Time

  1. Martini – The ultimate cocktail. Clean and sophisticated. James Bond had his “Shaken, not stirred.” A martini symbolizes all cocktails.

  2. Margarita – The standard for sour cocktails. Tequila, Cointreau, and salt. It touches almost the entire palate of tastes: sweet, sour, salty.

  3. Old Fashioned – Sugar, Ice, Bitters, Bourbon, and lots of tradition.

  4. Bloody Mary – It's a meal in a glass! A Bloody Mary is the only cocktail that's acceptable to drink in the morning. Every bar has its own version from a simple mix plus vodka to stylized creations.

  5. Champagne Cocktail – A sugar cube soaked with bitters and dropped into Champagne. It's light and elegant for the ladies.

  6. Bellini – This one goes back to the 30's and Harry's Bar in Venice. It should do well considering the current Prosecco craze. It's just peach puree' and Prosecco in a champagne flute.