A sunny day at the beach or a night of endless partying, a refreshing cocktail is sure to keep your spirits high. If you’re one who prefers the classics, here’s a list of the most popular cocktails that remain a timeless winner. Cheers!
In today’s world of craft cocktails, the unique and unusual have become the popular norm. From bartender’s self-invented nightly specials to drinks that have raised the bars high, these cocktails have managed to maintain their popularity despite great pressure from wine and even craft beer. So, if you’re in the mood for a lazy brunch with a fine toast, or to rev-up your me time relaxing on the beach, or to raise a toast to the setting sun, here is our list of popular cocktails that will keep your spirit high!
It is a symbolic cocktail of South Americans and is a favorite cocktail for any time of the day, be it over brunch or ever the setting sun. The concoction of Bourbon, a little bit of water, powdered and granulated sugar and plenty of mints has long been a popular drink in the United States. One of the keys ingredients to get your Mint Julep concoction just right is to crush, not cut or dice, the mint leaves to unlock more of the oils of the mint, thus enhancing the minty flavor. Perfect for an afternoon by the beach, raise a minty toast with this one.
Long Island Iced Tea
If your agenda is to get buzzed or to deal with a hangover, a Long Island Iced Tea is your toast to keep. It is a popular mixed drink that despite its name contains no tea. The potent concoction of rum, vodka, tequila, gin and triple sec is often finished with a mixture of sweet and sour lemon juice and cola. It has become very popular as its fresh taste complements warm summer weather much like a cool glass of non-alcoholic lemonade. The refreshing drink is the best way to soak in the holiday sun!
If you’re sipping on cocktails over dawn, a Margarita is the best way to give you some classy company. The perfect margarita is all about fresh, crisp flavors barely tempered with triple sec and sugar. This beverage is commonly presented in salt-rimmed glasses. It is a simple mixture of tequila, triple sec and lime juice which is often blended with ice but is traditionally served on the rocks. Since the basic lime margarita was invented, many other fruity variations of the cocktail have been created that are mostly found in its blended form.
This pink beauty is a favorite with the ladies, and is refreshing and chic, just like it pretty hue. With its premium and fresh ingredients, this pink blushed Cosmopolitan is perfect for a party in the day, evening or at night. It is an ultra-modern drink that has surged in popularity during the last few years. The tangy concoction of vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice makes it a classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. This cocktail has created quite a following with females and seems to have the perfect name to match its sophisticated taste and traditional martini-like presentation.
This sweet and delicious cocktail is a subtle well-crafted drink with a true apple flavor. It’s certainly the most symbolic – when you look at the cocktail glass, it conjures up to at least try it once. The Appletini is usually finished with a little lemon juice and garnished with a slice of apple to differentiate it from the normal Martini.