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11 cocktails you must try


We go to different pubs and bars, maybe for a party or just to chill with friends. Sometimes we do get confused as to what to order that we will like and that goes with our taste. There are different drinks with a lot of varieties so as to easily confuse us on what to drink. There are some classics which are preferred by most of the people around the world and it is quite possible that your taste is very different from the most common cocktails.

Here is a small list out of all the cocktails available in the world that might help you narrow down your choices.


1. Vesper Martini


It’s the classic 007 drink. This is the same drink which James Bond orders in the movie Casino Royale.
It contains :-

3 measures of gordons Gin
1 measure of vodka
1/2 measure of kina lillet
Lemon peel for garnish

This is one of the best drinks for the people who love martini. Martini on it’s own is also amazing, with a little bit of olives of course.
Kina lillet can also be found today as white or blanc lillet.


2. Long Island iced tea


The combination of all the five white spirits  white rum, tequila, gin, vodka and triple sec. It’s one of the most common cocktails found in the world and is quite famous for it’s ability to get people tipsy very quickly.
It contains :-

Equal measures of white rum, tequila, gin, vodka and triple sec i.e. 1/2 ounce.
1 ounce of sour mix
Lemon wedge for garnish

Long island iced tea is the most popular cocktail and is also available in almost all the places that serve alcohol.


3. Rusty nail


This is one is specially for the whiskey lovers. It’s one of the best cocktails available in whiskey. The best whiskey one should have it with is scotch rather than American, Irish etc.
It contains :-

1  1/2 ounces scotch
3/4 ounce of Drambuie
Lemon twist for garnish

This cocktail can also be made at home. All you need is :-

1  1/2 ounces scotch
1 teaspoon honey
1 piece of cardamom
1 piece of clove

Mix them well and pour it in a glass filled with ice and your rusty nail is ready.


4. Zombie


This is an amazing cocktail and it consists of all the rums(Bacardi®). It is a must try cocktail for all the rum lovers.
It contains :-

1/2 ounce Bacardi® 151 rum
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce apricot brandy
1 tbsp sugar
2 ounce light rum
1 ounce dark rum
1 ounce lime juice

All the ingredients are mixed well but the 1/2 ounce Bacardi® 151 rum is left out. After the rest of the ingredients are mixed then it is poured into a Collins glass. Then the bacardi 151 rum is added on the top to float.


5. Manhattan


It is one of the finest and the oldest cocktails that is there. It is a classic and is a must try for all the whiskey lovers outside.
It contains :-

2 ounces rye whiskey
1/2 ounces sweet vermouth
2-3 dashes of angostura bitters
Maraschino cherry for garnish

Amazing in taste and is something that is loved by all.


6. Tequila sunrise


This is one of the best drinks in the tequila section. Apparently it is also a name of a song by the ” Eagles”.
It contains :-

4 ounces of orange juice
2 ounces of tequila
1/2 ounce of grenadine
orange slice for garnish
Maraschino cherry for garnish

This drink tastes good and also does look good. It a must try for tequila lovers.


7. Mojito


The classic and most common drink in the rum section. It a very refreshing drink and is also very easy to make at your home itself.
It contains :-

2 teaspoons sugar
6-8 mint leaves
Club soda
1 lime halved
2 ounces light rum
Mint for garnish

Nothing fancy and the materials too are easily available. If you ant to remove the sugar from the recipe then you need to preferably add sprite or 7up rather than club soda.


8. White Russian

white russian

It’s a white creamy cocktail with a coffee flavor and is a great after dinner sipper. Many drinks can be made by altering small changes to the ingredients of the White Russian. Though this one is the classic White Russian.
It contains :-

1  1/2 ounces of vodka
3/4 ounces of kahlua coffee liquer/ Tia maria
3/4 ounce of cream


9. Rhett Butler


This drink is named after the classic figure from gone with the wind. It is the best for a party’s drink menu.
It contains :-

2 ounces southern comfort
1/2 ounce orange curacao
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
Lemon twist for garnish


10. Daiquiri


A very simple rum drink to make. There are also a lot of variations to it. But this one here is the classic.
It contains :-

1  1/2 ounces light rum
3/4 ounce lime juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup


11. B-52


This is one of the most popular fruity shots. Getting the layers right is of utmost importance.
it contains :-

1/2 ounce coffee liqueur
1/2 ounce Irish cream liqueur
1/2 ounce orange liqueur( Grand Marnier recommended)



These cocktails are liked worldwide and are also quite simple in taste.

Keeping the taste in mind, there are also many cocktails that contain champagne in it like mimosa etc. But champagne is something that is the best when it is drunk by itself.
It is better to have cocktails of sparkling wine rather than having a cocktail of champagne.

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