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Cocktail Menu

alphanumeric | Mar 20, 2013 11:18 PM

I'm planning on creating a cocktail bar-quality menu for my home bar. I think it will be a good way to introduce the unaware to how good cocktails can be and allow the more experienced drinkers to explore new ones. It will also be an excellent exercise in case I ever decide to start up my own bar.

Given the wide audience, I'd like to have a mix of historical and contemporary, strong and light, complex and simple, and I'd like to give roughly equal attention to all spirits. I believe a healthy dose of everything best showcases the world of drink.

In your opinion, what cocktails need to be featured? Right now, these are the ones I'm considering:
G&T
Moscow Mule
Americano
Daiquiri or Floridita or Hemingway Daiquiri or Papa Doble (if anyone can definitively distinguish those last three for me, please do)
Diablo
Mai Tai
Manhattan
Margarita
Martinez
Martini
Old Fashioned
Sazerac
Presidente
Vermouth Cocktail
Jasmine
Sunflower
Corn N Oil
Argento's Dream
Boulevardier or Old Pal
Last Word or Final Ward
Chartreuse Swizzle
Japanese Cocktail
Penicillin
Trinidad Sour
Wolf's Bite (Clyde Commons)
Aviation
Caipirinha
Cameron's Kick
Cesar's Rum Punch
Mary Pickford
Paper Airplane
Ramos Gin Fizz
The Prospector
Ward Eight

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