Spaghetti Memoirs

Life Is All About Balance

Spaghetti Memoirs is a blog about my efforts to balance good/healthy foods, great drinks, work and exercise. All the recipes are gluten free and all the cocktails are amazing. 

30 drinks to know....while on the road

May 2, 2012 Michael Dietsch wrote a blog on Cocktails 101, '25 Cocktails Everyone Should Know', soon followed by '5 More Cocktails Everyone Should Know'. Together they outline the 30 drinks that any and all self-respecting home bartenders should know how to make.

As the local bartender for my friends and family -as well as a lover of dinner parties- I saw the list by Mr. Dietsch as something on par with homework or a pre-requisite for successful home bartending. 

My goal is clear now: get through the entire list. Some I have extensive experience with (i.e., old fashioned, sazerac, caipirinha) some are old friends I haven't seen in a while and some are completely new. Regardless, over the next weeks I will do my homework both at home and on the road. I will search for each of these cocktails while I am traveling and experiment making them when i'm home (beware, mistakes in bartending up ahead). All impending antics I will be sure to share with you here! While I travel i'll reach out for good places to drink but in the mean time....

Any other drinks your would add (List from Michael Dietsch)? 

  1. Old Fashioned
  2. Martinez
  3. Martini
  4. Manhattan
  5. Brooklyn
  6. Daiquiri
  7. Margarita
  8. Sidecar
  9. French 75
  10. Bloody Mary
  11. Irish Coffee
  12. Jack Rose
  13. Negroni
  14. Boulevardier
  15. Sazerac
  16. Vieux Carre
  17. Ramos Gin Fizz
  18. Mint Julep
  19. Whiskey Sour
  20. Mai Tai
  21. Planter' Punch
  22. Pisco Sour
  23. Cosmopolitan
  24. Tom Collns
  25. Last Word
  26. Pegu Club
  27. Corpse Reviver #2
  28. Improved
  29. Caipirinha <-this one is going to be difficult to find outside of your home....made well. If anyone finds it PLEASE let me know!
  30. Mojito