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The following cocktail recipes were extracted from Burke's Complete Cocktail & Drinking Recipes with Recipes for the Cocktail Hour, Harman Burney Burke (Barney Burke) [Books Inc.:New York] 1936. Mr. Burke also supplies his list of the 15 most popular cocktails of the western world & Food to serve at a cocktail party.

Bronx Cocktail No. 1 Dry Manhattan Special Tom Collins Martini Cocktail No. 1 (Dry) Sidecar Cocktail
Princeton Cocktail No. 1 Harvard Brandy Cocktail Yale Cocktail Brain Storm Cocktail Valedictoran's Assistant
Loop the Loop Fedora No. 1 Thunderbolt Cocktail Prudence Prim Mule Tamer
Yokahama Cocktail Havana Cocktail Honolulu Cocktail Monte Carlo Cocktail Miami Special

Bronx Cocktail No. 1
"1 Dry Gin
1 French Vermouth
1 Orange Juice
Ice.--25 Shakes. Strain into Cocktail Glass.'

Dry Manhattan Special
2 Rye or Irish Whiskey
1 Italian Vermouth
Angosrura Bitters, 2 Dashes
Ice.--Stir. Strain and serve in a glass with a Cherry and add a Lemon Twist."

Tom Collins
"Gin, 1 Glass
Powdered Sugar, 2 Teaspoonsful
Ice--Juice of one Lemon. 15 Shakes and pour into an 8 oz. glass.
Add Soda Water to suit."

Martini Cocktail No. 1 (Dry)
"2 Gin
1 French Vermouth
Orange Bitters, 2 Dashes
Ice. Stir. Strain into Cocktail Glass. 1 Olive and serve."

Sidecar Cocktail
"2 Brandy
1 Lemon Juice
1 Cointreau
Ice.--Stir. Strain into a Cocktail Glass with a Sugar Coated edge and serve."

Princeton Cocktail No. 1
"1 Gin
1 French Vermouth
Ice--Add Juice of 1/2 Lime. Stir, strain and serve.
Place an Olive in the glass if desired."

Harvard Brandy Cocktail
"1 Brandy
1 Italian Vermouth
Gum Syrup, 2 Dashes
Angostura Bitters, 2 Dashes
Ice.--Stir. Strain and serve."

Yale Cocktail
"2 Gin
1 French Vermouth
Orange Bitters, 2 Dashes
Maraschino, 2 Dashes
Gum Syrup, 2 Dashes
Ice.--Stir. Strain and serve."

Brain Storm Cocktail
"Irish Whiskey, 1 Glass
Benedictine, 2 Dashes
French Vermouth, 2 Dashes
Add one cube of ice. Stir and serve with an orange twist."

Valedictorian's Assistant
"2 Apricot Brandy
Oraange Bitters, 3 Dashes
1 Orange Juice
Ice.--Stir. Strain and serve. If desired add 1 portion of Champagne."

Loop the Loop
"1 Whiskey, Rye or Irish
1 Dry Gin
1 Bacardi Rum
Ice.--15 Shakes. Strain and serve."

Fedora No. 1
"2 Brandy
1 Rum
1 Bourbn
2 Curacao
Powdered Sugar, 3 Teaspoonsful
Add Slice of Lemon
Ice.--Stir and serve."

Thunderbolt Cocktail
"1 Gin
1 Brandy
1 Whiskey
Ice.--30 Shakes. Strain and serve."

Prudence Prim
"2 Gin
1 Apricot Brandy
1 Fench Vermouth
Lemon Juie, 2 Dashes
Grenadine, 3 Dashes
Moisten the edge of the glass and dip in powdered sugar.
Ice.--Stir, strain and pour into the glass with sugared ice."

Mule Tamer
"2 Rye Shiskey
1 Italian Vermouth
1 French Vermouth
Orange Bitters, 1 Dash
Ice.--Stir. Strain and serve with a lemon twist."

Yokahama Cocktail
"2 Dry Gin
1 Vodka
1 Grenadine
2 Orange Juice
Ice.--30 Shakes. Strain and serve.

Havana Cocktail
"1 Bacardi Rum
1 Pineapple Juice
Maraschino, 2 Dashes
Grenadine, 1 Teaspoonful
Ice.--Stir. Strain and serve."

Honolulu Cocktail
"Dry Gin, 1 Glass
Powdered Sugar, 1 Teaspoonful
Orange Juice, 1 Dash
Lemon Juice, 1 Dash
Pineapple Juice, 1 Dash
Angostura Bitters, 1 Dash
Ice.--25 Shakes. Strian into Cocktail Glass."

Monte Carlo Cocktail
"Dry Gin, 1 Jigger
Creme do Menthe, 1/2 Jigger
Lemon Juice, 1/2 Jigger
Ice--30 Shakes.
Strain into 8-z. glass and fill with Champagne."

Miami Special
"1 Gin
1 Orange Juice
1 French Vermouth
Orange Marmalade, 3 Teaspoonsful
Angostura Bitters, 2 Dashes
Ice.--25 Shakes or more. Strain and serve.

How to decipher the recipe amounts?
The figures as the appear preceding the ingredient mean Parts.
Glass means 2 ounces, a standard whiskey glass.
Jigger means 1 counce.
Dash means 2 or 4 drops." (p. 42)

"While the Cocktail is Amerca's gift to the world of drinking, other nations have cntributed may to the large flock of popular concoctions classified under the common title of "Cocktails." American hotes and barmen and received credit for many of these mixtures originatin in foreign countries, and have renamed them. The international barmen have carried to America the best of the old-world art of mixing. The foreign mixtures are uniformly 'smoother,' more palatable and incidentally less harmful. All the 'dazers' or 'shockers' [cocktail recipes] are hereby dedicated to the American Prohibitionist, who by his resort to force appears to have defeated the very purpose which he so earnestly and so unwisely set out to accomplish...
The following 15 mixtures are the most popular conventional drinks in the Western world.

1. Martini Cocktail (Dry or Sweet)
2. Manhattan Cocktail (Dry or Sweet)
3. Bronx Cocktail (Dry or Sweet)
4. Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail (Sweet)
5. Sidecar Cocktail (Sweet)
6. Clover Club Cocktail (Dry)
7. Gin Rickey (Dry)
8. Gin Fizz (Sweet or Dry)
9. Bacardi Cocktail (Dry)
10. Alexander Cocktail No. 1 (Sweet)
11. Rock and Rye (Sweet)
12. Whiskey Cocktail (Dry)
13. Sherry Cocktail (Sweet or Dry)
14. Dubonnet Cocktail (Sweet)
15. Champagne Cocktail."
---Burke's Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipes, Harman Burney Burke (Barney Burke) [Books Inc.:New York] 1936 (p. 38-39)

[NOTES: (1) Many of Burke's recipes include absinthe and raw egg products as an ingredients. These have been omitted. (2) When there are multiple recipes for the same title, the first recipe has been given. (2) Entire book is online.]

Compare with Prohibition-era cocktails (1927), Stork Club (1946) 1946 & Trader Vic's cocktails (1946

Prefer an alcohol-free quiz? We suggest Prohibition-era soda fountain fare.

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