Drinking With the Ale Knights

Here in no special order are favorite drinks of the Ale Knights. Some are true originals, and others are borrowed from the sources of antiquity.

Recipes are placed here for Ale Knights with no access to a bartender's guide or a wise and kindly drink wizard.

The Tools

A bartender prepares... First, get your tools in order. You will need many of these tools to make the following drinks.
Glassware Tools Power Tools
  • Mugs, iced
  • Pints, iced
  • Wine glasses
  • Rocks (or "Old-Fashioned")
  • Tumblers (or "Collins")
  • Shooters (or "Cordial")
  • Snifters
  • Shot glasses
  • Coffee
  • Bottle Openers
  • Cork Screws
  • Foil cutter
  • Lime knives
  • Small lime cutting board
  • Unlimited supply of ice
  • Measures
  • Spoon
  • Muddler
  • Strainer
  • Blender
  • Ice maker
  • Shaker tins

Common Ingredients

The good entertainer will have materials on hand, ready to entertain any band of wandering lushes. The following chart should help you pick materials for any budget to be ready for any party. As you expand your drink repetoire, add items to your closest, moving along the chart towards the left. Always keep in stock items to the right.
Beginner Intermediate Advanced Ale Knight
  • Factory Beer
  • Table Wine
  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Orange juice
  • Coke
  • General
  • High end factory beer, imported beers
  • Quality Wine
  • Tequila
  • Gin
  • Whiskey or Scotch
  • Triple Sec
  • Club soda
  • Tonic Water
  • Cranberry juice
  • Minute Made Limeade
  • Limes and salt
  • General
  • Good Ales, Pilsners, dark beers, porters
  • Imported as well as Californian wines
  • Flavored hard liquors
  • Top shelf hard liquors
  • Kaluha
  • Bailey's
  • Schnapps and liquers
  • Vermouths
  • Roses Lime juice
  • Grenadine
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Bananas and pineapples
  • Watermelons, other fruits
  • General
  • Homemade ale, stouts, local craft beers
  • Vintage wine, special harvest wines, mead
  • Champagne or Asti Spumanti
  • Spiced Hot wine, Hot Toddy, Gluh Wein
  • Hard Cider
  • Champagne
  • Top quality, aged hard liquors
  • Specialty liquors e.g. Gran Marnier, Midori
  • Specialty shots, e.g. Goldschlager, Firewater
  • Brandy
  • Bloody Mary mix
  • Angostora Bitters
  • Lots of shot glasses

  • The Drinks

    This section organizes the drinks by predominant liquor type. Some drinks appear in multiple categories.
    Vodka Drinks Rum Drinks Tequila Drinks Gin Drinks Whiskey and Scotch Drinks Liquers Others

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