The Singapore Sling is a gin-based sling cocktail from Singapore developed sometimes before 1915. The earliest published version of the recipe appeared in "The Savoy Cocktail Book", a 1930 classic written by Harry Craddock. It was initially called the gin sling – a sling was originally a North American drink composed of spirit and water, sweetened and flavored.
A John Collins is a cocktail, a long drink stirred with ice and topped with soda—made from London dry gin (or Bourbon whiskey), lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water. The cocktail was attested in 1869, but may be older. This is, essentially, a tall version of the Whiskey Sour and is perfect for any occasion. It's an excellent everyday drink that can be poured in just a few minutes.
The tequila sunrise is a cocktail made of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup. It's served unmixed in a tall glass. The cocktail is named for its appearance when served—with gradations of color resembling a sunrise. The original tequila sunrise contained tequila, creme de cassis, lime juice, and soda water, and was served at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel where it was created by Gene Sulit in the 1930s or 1940s.
The Tom Collins is a classic cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. The beverage first appeared in 1876 by Jerry Thomas, in "the father of American mixology" writing. The refreshing cocktail tastes like a sparkling lemonade and, is full of all you need to cool down on a hot day and is very simple to make at home.
A Shirley Temple is a famous mocktail (non-alcoholic drink) made with ginger ale, lemon or lime juice, and a splash of grenadine, garnished with a maraschino cherry. Modern recipes may replace lemon-lime soda or lemonade and sometimes orange juice in part, or whole. The drink is named for Shirley Temple, the child actress who starred in many movies and television shows during the 1930s and '40s and later become a U.S. diplomat and ambassador. Shirley Temples are usually served to children dining with adults instead of real cocktails and are similar to Roy Rogers and Arnold Palmer.
The Yellow Bird is a common tropical cocktails that uses both light rum and dark rum in combination with lime and orange juice. Another ingredient, the Galliano (anise and vanilla liqueur) is added to bring in another layer of flavor and make things a bit more interesting. The origins of the yellow bird name is unclear. Some sources mention that the cocktail was named after the Haitian tune "Yellow Bird".
A Queen Mary is created by mixing beer with a few teaspoons of grenadine, to taste. This mixed drink is typically served in beer glassware, leaving room for a generous amount of beer head which can take on a pink or cherry-like tone. In North America the Queen Mary cocktail is a popular alternative to a Shandy. The drink can also be found in other regions of the world, including Europe.