Whether you are in a bar, a club or just at home, the party won’t be complete without cocktail drinks. While everyone has his or her own all-time favorite, it’s never a bad idea to experiment on different mixes to discover which one gives the best kick.
There are virtually countless recipes for cocktails for you to try. Cocktails are a mix of alcoholic beverages that contain three or more ingredients usually water, sugar, a bitter or sour flavor, and a spirit. Some cocktail recipes contain more than two kinds of spirits and are added with odd mixers such as cream, herbs, milk or honey.
Every nightclub has its own house cocktail specialties or bestsellers – and I know they are worth a try. Let me share with you some of the most commonly served and well-loved cocktails around the world.
On top of my list will definitely be the Cuban drink – Mojito. It’s a refreshing and excellent mix of sweet, sour and bitter ingredients. It contains sugar, white rum, mint leaves, lime, club soda, and sweat and sour mix. Crushed ice completes the recipe.
- Bloody Mary
The well-loved tomato juice cocktail is a concoction of tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper and celery salt. It’s best served in tall glass. Its color resembles blood, so don’t wonder why it’s called such.
An iconic cocktail recipe, the Martini is prepared in a shaker contains gin, dry vermouth, and olive. Making some changes and adding ingredients in the classic recipe creates different variations such as the Apple Martini or the Perfect Martini.
Tequila, orange liqueur, and frozen limeade mixed together in a shaker and served in a margarita glass. This cocktail recipe is salty, sweet and sharp all at the same time.
- Tequila Sunrise
Popularized in an Eagles single and Mel Gibson starrer, Tequila Sunrise is among the most beautiful cocktails. There are two ways of mixing this drink: the original contains tequila, lime juice, crème de cases and soda water, and the other tequila, orange juice, and grenadine.
- Cuba Libre
Is my tongue biased towards Cuban cocktails? Cuba Libre mixes Cuban rum, coke and a lime juice to create a sweet, sour drink. This standard alcohol beverage is best served in a tall glass.
Finally an Italian cocktail recipe! This sparkling based cocktail mixes champagne and peach schnapps to create a sweet, sexy drink.
Think Sex in the City – this Girly Martini is a cocktail most commonly ordered by ladies enjoying the night. It contains a full shot of vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
- Pina Colada
I wouldn’t forgive myself, if this Puerto Rican cocktail recipe does not get a slot in my top 10 list. Pineapple juice, coconut cream, and rum are what comprise this drink. It is usually served blended or shaken with ice and decorated with a pineapple wedge.
Finally, completing my top ten list is the classic brunch cocktail, Mimosa. It is a concoction of champagne, grand Marnier and orange juice. This girly cocktail can be seen in family gatherings and Christmas but is commonly served by clubs and bars.