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Shaken or Stirred: Classic Cocktails

Sure, we love a crafty cocktail but the classics are classic for a reason. Reacquaint yourself with some familiar libations below and you might discover a new favorite. 

Dark and Stormy

Submitted by FLB Entertainment Center, 511 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, 916-983-4411,

• 2 oz. Sailor Jerry rum

• Juice of 2 lime wedges

• Cock n Bull ginger beer

• Sprig of smacked mint

In a glass filled with ice, add rum and top with the ginger beer and lime juice. Garnish with mint.

French 75

Submitted by Paul Martin’s American Grill, 1455 Eureka Road, Roseville, 916-783-3600,

• 2 oz. Botanist Gin

• 1 oz. Le Grand Courtage Blanc de Blancs Brut

• 1 strawberry

• ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

• ¼ oz. Tres Agaves Nectar

• 1 strawberry covered in powdered sugar for garnish 

In a pint glass, muddle the strawberry. Add all ingredients (except the Courtage Blanc). Pour contents into a shaker filled ¾ with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a powdered sugar covered strawberry.

Moscow Mule

Submitted by J. J. Pfister Distilling Co., 9819 Business Park Drive, Sacramento, 916-672-9662,

• 1½ oz. J.J. Pfister Potato Vodka

• ½ oz. fresh lime juice

• ¼ oz. simple syrup

• 1 dash Angostura Bitters

• 2 oz. River City Ginger Beer

• Lime wheel garnish

Fill a shaker 3/4 full of ice. Add J.J. Pfister Potato Vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, and bitters. Shake ingredients, double strain into a collins glass over ice, and top off with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Compiled by Tara Mendanha

Hosting a party soon? Switch things up with these quick and easy cocktails. 


• One part gin

• One part Campari liqueur

• One part sweet red vermouth

Stir into glass over ice, garnish with orange peel, and serve.


• One part sweetened lime juice

• Four parts gin

Mix and serve. Garnish with a slice of lime.


• Three parts grapefruit soda

• One part tequila

Stir together, garnish with a lime wedge, and serve over ice.


• 1 part Campari liqueur

• 1 part rye whisky or bourbon

• 1 part sweet red vermouth

Stir with ice, strain, garnish with orange peel or cherry and serve.

White Russian 

• 2 parts coffee liqueur

• 5 parts vodka

• 3 parts fresh cream

Pour coffee liqueur and vodka into a glass filled with ice. Float fresh cream on top and stir slowly.