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This page lists the cocktail recipes beginning with the letter "A" contained within the Wikibooks Bartending Guide. Since this is a manually edited list, you also might want to check the automated category listing for new entries not yet added to this list.


Adios motherfucker[edit]

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  • 1 oz (3 cl) vodka
  • 1 oz (3 cl) rum
  • 1 oz (3 cl) tequila
  • 1 oz (3 cl) gin
  • 1 oz (3 cl) blue Curaçao
  • splash of sour mix
  • top with 7-Up or other citrus soda
Description: Typically a pale, semi-translucent blue in color.
Method: Pour equal parts of vodka, rum, tequila, gin, and blue Curaçao. Add a splash of sour mix, and then top up with 7-Up. Serve on the rocks in a highball glass.
Note: In some places, a more polite name is used, such as AMF, Blue Motorcycle, or China Blue.

Alien Brain Haemorrhage[edit]

  • Peach Schnapps
  • 1 tsp Bailey's Irish Cream
  • Blue Curacao (optional)
  • 2 drops of Grenadine syrup
Description: Looks almost exactly like it sounds. Appears as a small brain at the top of the shot glass with a layer of red at the bottom.
Method: Fill shot glass halfway with Peach Schnapps. Slowly add about 1 tsp Bailey's Irish Cream until the shot glass is almost full. Optionally add a little Blue Curacao and finally add 2 drops of Grenadine syrup.

Alien Piss[edit]

  • 0.5 oz Apple Pucker
  • 0.5 oz Blue Curacao
  • 0.5 oz Yukon Jack
  • 0.5 oz Sour Mix
  • Seven Up
Method: Mix all ingredients in shaker and strain contents into shot glass.


  • vodka
  • Tabasco sauce
  • ground cinnamon
Method: Mix equal parts vodka and Tabasco sauce in a shot glass. Carefully ignite it with a lighter. It may be necessary to warm the drink a bit to get it to burn. While it burns, sprinkle some ground cinnamon on the flame and watch it burn.

Alabama Slammer[edit]

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  • 1 part Southern Comfort
  • 1 part amaretto liqueur
  • 1 part sloe gin
  • top with orange juice
Method: Pour and then shake with ice and strain into shot glass or cordial. Slam it down.


  • If you have no sloe gin, grenadine syrup can be substituted.
  • Drink as a shooter or as a cocktail.


  • ½ oz (1.5 cl) gin or brandy
  • ½ oz (1.5 cl) heavy cream
  • ½ oz (1.5 cl) white crème de cacao
  • nutmeg
descr = After-dinner cocktail
Method: Combine ingredients over ice, shake, and strain into a cocktail glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.
Note: It is said to be named after Czar Alexander II of Russia.
An IBA Official Cocktail: Official Website

Amaretto Sombrero[edit]

  • 1 oz (3 cl) amaretto liqueur
  • 4 oz (12nbsp;cl) cream
Method: Mix ingredients together in lowball glass.


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  • 1 oz (3 cl) Campari
  • 1 oz (3 cl) red vermouth
  • A splash of soda water
Description: Before-dinner cocktail
Method: Mix the ingredients directly in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice-cubes, add a splash of soda water, and garnish with half orange slice.
An IBA Official Cocktail: Official Website

American Revolution[edit]

  • 1½ oz (4.5nbsp;cl) gin
  • 1½ oz (4.5nbsp;cl) bourbon
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • orange peel
  • sour cherries


  • Muddle orange peel in bitters and 1 oz (3 cl) of gin.
  • Add the remainder of the gin, the bourbon, and ice.
  • Stir 30 seconds to awaken the aromatics of the liquors.
  • Strain into an Old Fashioned glass, and fill the glass with ice.
  • Garnish with sour cherries.


  • 1 oz (3 cl) gin (sometimes vodka is substituted)
  • 2 oz (6nbsp;cl) citrus soda
Method: Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour ingredients over the ice. Stir gently, and serve


  • Named after the stinging nightwasp of Brazil.
  • The apoica is a relatively easy to prepare alternative to a gin and tonic.

Apple Martini (aka Appletini)
Vodka and either apple juice, apple cider or apple liqueur. Typically, the apple vodka is shaken or stirred with a sweet and sour mix and then strained into a Martini glass. May be garnished with a slice of Granny Smith apple.
Apple Pie Shooter
2 oz (6nbsp;cl) apple juice, 1 oz (3 cl) vodka, whipped cream in a can, and cinnamon sugar in a salt or pepper shaker. Two people are required. The designated drinker sits in a chair with head back and mouth open. The second person pours the apple juice and then the vodka into the mouth. In order for the full taste of the drink to come out, the drinker must keep his or her throat closed, this also prevents choking. The second person then adds a good size shot of whipped cream and a light sprinkling of the cinnamon sugar. The drinker then sits up, swishes to mix the ingredients, swallows. There can be different recipes for this shot; some do 1 part vodka, 1 part apple juice; others do 2:1 parts, it all depends on how strong the shot is wanted.
Apricot Pie
0.5 oz (1.5 cl) light rum, 0.5 oz (1.5 cl) sweet vermouth, 4 dashes each of apricot brandy and lemon juice, 2 dashes of grenadine. Shake mixture with ice and strain into a glass.
Around The World
Brandy, Whisky, Gin, Vodka, rum,Tequila & Beer.
2 oz (6nbsp;cl) vodka, 1 oz (3 cl) energy drink, 2 oz (6nbsp;cl) orange juice, 2 oz (6nbsp;cl) pineapple juice, dash lemon juice, dash bitters. Use a Collins glass with or without ice, dash in the lemon juice and bitters, add the energy drink, fill up the glass with even amounts of orange and pineapple juice, stir all ingredients, garnish with a lemon wedge. The Avenger is a sweet party cocktail with a tropical flavour, originating from Melbourne, Australia.
2 oz (6nbsp;cl) gin (or vodka), 1 oz (3 cl) lemon juice, 1 oz (3 cl) maraschino liqueur. Shake or stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Serve with a cherry. Common brands of maraschino are Maraska, Luxardo and Stock. Other cherry-flavoured liqueurs or the syrup from maraschino cherries should not be substituted, as they are much sweeter and have a very different taste.