Is it finally your birthday? The szn holidays? Maybe you went all day without texting that fucking boy, or you just managed not to bite your cuticles all week, even when you were a little ball of anxiety. Either way, it’s a day that deserves a celebration. And every party is incomplete without the COCKTAIL!
If we are talking about cocktails, the majority of the most popular cocktails today are variations of iconic drinks or based on remedies used to cure disease. The recipes have been enriched, the liqueurs more refined, but the pleasure of sipping tasty cocktails remains the same.
So if you want to make your party hotter, just pick a few cocktails from this list which is packed with refreshing juices, splash of unexpected colors, and seasonal flavors to wow even the most dedicated vodka soda stans. One person’s party or virtual evening with friends or family, nothing will change how delicious these cocktails are. Keep scrolling for some classic cocktails that will be added to your favorites list.
The Apple Martini or “Appletini” adds a touch to the typical dry martini. Vodka is used as opposed to gin as the base of the cocktail and apple schnapps is added for a sweet but slightly sour touch. The cocktail is usually finished with lemon juice and garnished with an apple slice, simple but tasty.
Long Island iced tea
A cocktail that never seems to go out of fashion. The potent concoction of rum, tequila, vodka, gin and triple sec is completed with a blend of sweet and sour cola and lemon juice. The tea is not an addition to the drink, but the ingredients used mainly cola, give the profile of the tea much more flavor.
Californication as used by Red Hot Chili Peppers means the blending of different cultures. The cocktail reflects this with the different spirits used in the cocktail around the world. A mixture of rum, vodka, tequila and gin is complemented with orange liqueur, lemon juice and orange juice to mask the different spirits used. Strong and yet soft. The cocktail is finished with an orange slice or a twisted orange peel.
The simple mixture of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice is often mixed with ice but is traditionally served on rocks. The cocktail is usually presented in a glass circled with salt. Various fruity versions have been adapted from the traditional lime, such as raspberry, peach and strawberry.
Mai Tai is a Polynesian style cocktail that has a sweet and vibrant fruity tropical taste. The blend of light and dark rum, orange curacao, barley syrup and lime juice has been a symbol of Tahitian culture since the drink’s inception.
The Mojito perfectly complimenting summer with a taste of fresh mint. The mixture of white rum, mint, lime juice, sugar and sparkling water is crisp and clean with relatively low alcohol content, the sparkling water can be replaced with sprite or 7-up. When making a mojito, always mash the mint leaves rather than dicing them to unlock oils that will help enhance the flavor of the mint.
The tangy concoction of vodka, triple sec, lime juice, and cranberry juice has managed to beat the venerable screwdriver, as many vodka drinkers prefer the cleaner, slightly tangy taste of Cosmopolitan. The keys to making a Cosmopolitan are a good brand of cranberry juice and Cointreau Triple Sec, two essential elements of the drink.