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published time By Liveinstyle published time 31 Dec, 2015 Share image 0 Shares

Making cocktails at home is probably every party hosts number one priority, it’s exciting, it’s something to look forward to and it’s a chance to show off your bartending skills. Well, if you’ve got a bar at home and want to make your guests a little something to drink and appreciate, we’ve got just the thing for you. Read on and polish your skills on making 5 famous and easy to make cocktails, illustrated by Tim Phillips, the 2012 World Class Bartender of The Year.

The Bloody Mary

As far as history can be traced, the Bloody Mary’s origin remains unclear until this day, however many have claimed to have invented the drink. However, the earliest claim of its invention goes to Fernand Petiot, a bartender who worked at the New York Bar in Paris, in 1921. 

The Bloody Mary is a unique cocktail, it uses vodka as its base and builds up to a combination of sweet, sour and multiple flavours of various spices. 

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The Cosmopolitan

Here’s a cocktail that is loved by all, it’s that perfect marriage between vodka and cranberry juice with a blessing of sweetened lime juice. The secret of this marriage being successful is the exact amounts of drinks that go into the mix and their quality, so pick up a classy bottle of vodka and fresh cranberry juice for a Cosmopolitan made in heaven. 

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The Espresso Martini

Sometime in 1983 a woman walked into a bar called the Brasserie Soho in London and asked the bartender there to make her something that would wake her up and then knock her out. Dick Bradsell was the bartender there and he decided to try making something with coffee, vodka and sugar, word has it that this was the origin of the Espresso Martini. 

The Espresso Martini is an extremely simple cocktail to create, however, even with just 3 ingredients things could go wrong if not mixed the right way. Let a World Class Bartender show you how not to mess up this great cocktail.


The Whisky Sour

The Whisky Sour needs some good classy whisky, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg whites, it’s basically just a make-n-shake cocktail, but if you want to make a world class drink, then you need the help of a World Class Bartender. 


The Martini

There’s always a ring of sophistication, style and panache every time one hears the word Martini. Well, over the years it has been a cocktail that’s the favourite of the elite. It so happens that it’s really not all that difficult to make at home. All you need is some really good gin, a little vermouth and a couple of olives. 


So, that’s our list of world class cocktail recipes which you can easily make at home . If you love the art of bartending and mixology, you might want to see how the World Class Bartenders competed against each other for the title of "World Class Bartender of the Year 2015" below: encourages you to Party Responsibly!