If you find yourself ordering the same drink over and over again when you visit a cocktail bar with friends, then it might be time to expand your horizons. Cocktails are an excellent way to get your buzz on while simultaneously exploring new flavours and satisfying your sweet tooth. Here is a list of some of the most popular cocktails.
What better way to expand your horizons than a drink with sunrise in the name! A Tequila Sunrise contains just three ingredients: orange juice, tequila and grenadine syrup. Not only is this drink gorgeous to look at, mimicking the colours of a sunrise, but it’s also a delicious and fruity drink that’s perfect for summer.
A Cosmopolitan, or ‘Cosmo’, has been a classic for a long time but became even more popular through the television show Sex and the City as the main character, Carrie Bradshaw’s, signature drink. This flirty and fruity cocktail consists of cranberry juice, triple sec, vodka and fresh lime juice. Order this at a cocktail bar to feel like the main character in your own story.
Full of salty, citrussy, tequila goodness, a Margarita is basically a tequila shot without the burn and with more time to enjoy it. Made with tequila, triple sec and lime and served in a glass with salt on the rim – if your mouth is watering at that description, I don’t blame you!
Gin, vodka, dry, dirty, garnished with an olive or a lemon – there are countless ways to enjoy this classic drink. A Martini is a gin or vodka-based drink with just a splash of vermouth, mixed with ice and strained into a glass. Possibly the classiest cocktail around, shaken or stirred!
Made using fresh coffee, coffee liqueur and vodka, an Espresso Martini is ideal for those who want to have a good time but find that alcohol makes them sleepy. The perfect way to get both your caffeine and alcohol fix in one fell swoop!
Long Island Iced Tea
If you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, a Long Island Iced Tea might be just what you’re looking for! Usually made with a mix of tequila, white rum, triple sec, vodka, gin and cola, this drink certainly gets full marks for alcohol content, not to mention it tastes good too!
The flavours of this rum-based drink are mild and fresh, with a sweetness that isn’t too overpowering. Containing white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint, this refreshing drink is perfect for outdoor picnics and summer evenings.
If you’re after something a bit more savoury, a Bloody Mary might be your thing! Made with a base of vodka and tomato juice, a Bloody Mary can be dressed up with a variety of toppings, including Worcestershire sauce, celery, olives, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and don’t forget the hot sauce for those who crave a bit of spice!