Eagles Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Eagles Cocktail is a lesser-known but delicious cocktail that was first created in the mid-20th century. It's a perfect choice for those who enjoy a well-balanced, fruity, and slightly tart cocktail.

  • It was named after the Philadelphia Eagles, a popular American football team.
  • It's a great choice for game nights, parties, or any casual get-together.

How Eagles Cocktail Tastes?

The Eagles Cocktail offers a harmonious blend of fruity sweetness, tartness, and a hint of bitterness. It's a well-rounded cocktail with a smooth, refreshing finish.

Interesting facts about Eagles Cocktail

  • The Eagles Cocktail is named after the Philadelphia Eagles, not the rock band.
  • Despite its name, it's not an official drink of the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • It's a versatile cocktail that can be enjoyed year-round, not just during football season.


A few good options for Eagles Cocktail are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Used for its botanical flavors which provide a herbal and complex base for the cocktail. The 2 oz measurement ensures a robust gin presence without overwhelming the balance. Skimping on the gin makes for a weak drink, while too much can overpower the citrus and sweetness.

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Lemon Juice

Brings a zesty acidity that brightens up the cocktail. 1 oz strikes the perfect balance between sour and sweet when combined with the simple syrup. Without lemon juice, you'd miss the refreshing bite; too much, and your drink turns sour.

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Simple Syrup

The sweet counterpart to the lemon juice, simple syrup's 1 oz measurement is just enough to harmonize with the lemon's tartness. Skimping on it would leave the drink too tart, too much would make it cloyingly sweet. A honey syrup could be a richer alternative.

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Angostura Bitters

Added for depth and a hint of spice, 2 dashes integrate seamlessly into the cocktail's profile, complementing the botanicals. Leave it out, and the drink lacks complexity; overdo it, and you'll drown out the other flavors.

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Recipe. How to make Eagles Cocktail Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add 2 oz of gin, 1 oz of lemon juice, 1 oz of simple syrup, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Pro Tips

Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.

  • Chill your cocktail glass beforehand for a colder, more refreshing drink.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Appetizers: A platter of fresh oysters or shrimp cocktail, to complement the bracing quality of the gin and the zesty lemon.
  • Cheese: Soft cheeses, such as goat cheese, which can balance the sharpness of the drink.
  • Main Course: Grilled white fish or chicken seasoned lightly with herbs can pair nicely with the refreshing citrus notes.

Drink Pairings

  • Non-Alcoholic: Sparkling water with a splash of lemon to echo the cocktail's refreshing profile.
  • Wine: A crisp Sauvignon Blanc, to match the acidity and botanical notes.


  • Light and Tart: Lemon sorbet or lemon meringue pie to reinforce the citrus theme of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Eagles Cocktail

You can substitute the gin with vodka for a different flavor profile.

  • If you don't have simple syrup, you can make your own by dissolving equal parts sugar and water.

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And of course - twists🍹

Elderflower Eagles


  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters


  • Follow the original recipe, substituting simple syrup with elderflower liqueur.
  • The result is a delightfully floral twist with a hint of sweetness that pairs wonderfully with the botanicals of the gin.

Spicy Eagles


  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • A small slice of jalapeño


  • Muddle the jalapeño in the shaker before adding the other ingredients.
  • This version gives the cocktail a spicy kick that adds an extra layer of excitement to each sip.

Herbaceous Eagles


  • 2 oz Gin infused with rosemary
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters


  • Infuse the gin with fresh rosemary for at least 48 hours.
  • Use the rosemary-infused gin in the original recipe.
  • This herbaceous twist brings an aromatic depth that complements the existing botanical notes.

In case you forgot basics how to make Eagles Cocktail

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

Learn everything on how to strain

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Eagles Cocktail

Can I use any other types of bitters instead of Angostura?

Yes, you can experiment with other types of bitters for a different flavor profile. However, every type of bitter will change the taste of the cocktail.

What type of glass is best for serving the Eagles Cocktail?

The Eagles Cocktail is typically served in a chilled cocktail glass due to its elegant and sleek presentation. However, it can also be served in any glass of your choice.

Can I make a large batch of this cocktail in advance if I'm hosting a party?

Yes, cocktails can usually be batched in advance, but it's best to add the bitters and lemon juice just before serving to retain their aroma and freshness.

Can I add other garnishes besides lemon twist?

Yes, while a lemon twist is traditional, you could also garnish with a slice of orange, a cherry, or other fruits for a different aesthetic or slightly different taste.

What food pairs well with the Eagles Cocktail?

This cocktail pairs well with light appetizers or snacks, such as cheese plates, olives, and other finger foods.

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