Free Bartending School

Memorize these first 150 Cocktail Recipes


You may ask yourself "Why am I learning all of these cocktails, many of which are not even common anymore". I have populated this list with drink recipes to form your foundation in bartending skills. We have included many different types or categories of drinks to give you the knowledge to grow and understand what makes a cocktail taste the way it does. For example, why the Banshee no one will ever order that one. The Banshee is made with two sweet liqueurs banana and chocolate along with cream. This formula. translates to many other cocktails in existence as well as many you can create using that same formula. Chambord, chocolate and cream, Bailey's, kahlua and cream, Mint, chocolate and cream, Frangelico, Chambord and cream. This formula. calls for combining the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shaking and then straining into a cocktail glass.

How about a Pousse Cafe, you will probably never make one of these, right? Wrong, everytime you layer a drink it is a child of the Pousse Cafe. The daddy of all layering. The Apple Martini introduces us to adding a dominant flavor to a vodka martini. This lets us know that we can use other flavors to create a sweet but still strong martini. Watermelon, Peach, Strawberry, Blueberry. These are just some of the reasons for learning all of these cocktail recipes.

In all the years I have spent mixing drinks, each one of these cocktails were ordered at my bar. In the beginning I had to grab my recipe book to be sure that I was mixing it properly. I realized that was not very professional and I have since memorized each of these cocktails plus many more.

When a customer comes up to a bar and orders the drink that he has had many times before. You will be judged harshly if you do not come through with a great drink. That is the reality of it. you can be the bartender or you can b the great bartender. People will know the difference. Many Cocktails have different recipes and ingredients. This is exactly the case with these first 150 cocktails. This is a foundation that you will eventually build into a vast knowledge base of bartending wisdom. By memorizing these recipes you will be one step closer to becoming a bartender.

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First 150 Cocktail Recipes

Adios Mother


Alabama Slammer


Apple Martini

B-51 Cocktail

B-52 Cocktail

Bacardi Cocktail

Banshee Cocktail

Bay Breeze


Between the Sheets

Black Russian

Bloody Caesar

Bloody Maria

Bloody Mary

Blow Job

Blue Hawaiian

Boiler Maker

Box Car

Brain Hemorrhage

Branch Cocktail

Brandy Alexander

Brave Bull

Buttery Nipple

Cadillac Margarita

Calypso Coffee

Cape Cod

Champagne Cocktail

Chi Chi

Chocolate Cake Martini

Coffee Nudge

Coffee Royal

Colorado Bulldog



Cuba Libre


Dirty Mother

Dirty White Mother


Duck Fart

Fog Cutter

Freddie Fudpucker

French Connection

Fuzzy Navel



Gin Fizz

Gin Rickey

God Father

God Mother

Golden Cadillac

Grass Hopper

Green Lizard

Grey Hound

Hairy Navel

Harvey Wallbanger


Incredible Hulk

International Stinger

Irish Coffee

Italian Coffee

Jager Bomb

John Collins


Kioke Coffee


Kir Royale

Lefty Special

Lemon Drop

Liquid Cocaine

London Pick Up

Long Beach Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea

Lynchburg Lemonade


Mai Tai




Melon ball

Mexican Coffee

Midori Sour


Mint Julep


Mud slide

Muscle Relaxer


Nutty Irishman

Oatmeal Cookie

Old Fashioned

Orange Blossom



Pearl Harbor

Peppermint Patty

Perfect Manhattan

Perfect Rob Roy

Pina Colada

Pink Squirrel

Planter's Punch

Pousse Cafe


Purple Hooter

Red Headed Slut

Rob Roy

Rum Runner

Russian Qualude

Rusty Nail

Salty Dog

Scarlet O'Hara

Scooby Snack

Screaming Orgasm


Sea Breeze


Sex on the Beach

Side Car

Silk panties

Silver Fizz

Singapore Sling

Slippery Nipple

Sloe Comfortable Screw

Sloe Comfortable Screw Up Against the Wall

Sloe Gin Fizz

Sloe Screw

Smith and Kerns

Smith and Wesson

Snake Bite


Southern Comfort Manhattan

Spanish Coffee



Stone Sour

Surfer on Acid

Tequila Sunrise

Three Wise Men

Toasted almond

Tom Collins

Vodka Press

Washington Apple

Wet P

Whiskey Sour

White Russian

Wine Cooler

Woo Woo