A spirit whose flavor profile revolves around juniper berries. Originally from the Middles Ages, modern gin is a derivative of the Dutch drink jenever (genever). You can make a home-made gin by simply infusing vodka. There are a large number of recipes online.
A whiskey made primarily from a corn grain mash, aged in charred oak barrels.
A watered down syrup made from lime juice, sugar and water. You can make it yourself! Google it!
A class of bitters that a broadly made from aromatic herbs, spices, fruits and botanicals. This includes Peychuad and Angostura bitters. You can make these at home. There are plenty of recipes online for various bitters, a good book source is 'Bitters' by Brad Parsons. The only down side is they generally require hard-ish to source ingredients.
A naturally sweetened and carbonated beverage. It can be bought with or without the addition of alcohol, but this depends on which country you live in.
An orange colored citrus fruit. Many types of orange make an appearance in cocktails. The peel and juice are equally valuable to diverse cocktails.
Aromatic plants used in cocktails as a garnish or muddled into the liquor to add a light fresh taste. Common in the Mint Julep.
Add all ingredients except ginger beer to a shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into an old fashioned or Collins glass. Top with ginger beer and add ice. Garnish with an orange wheel and mint sprig. #shake #ontherocks
The Suffering Bastard was created in a Cairo bar during World War II. The British troops holding the line at El Alamein would drink well during leave. Created for a patron with a hangover, the bartender got the bitters from a pharmacy across the street.