Cocktails don’t need to be the same old thing every time, why stick with the ones you know when you can try something new? Something different? You can make them yourself or try these while out and about on the town, but the measurements are more likely going to be accurate if you get a bar man/woman doing it.
I tried making my own strawberry daiquiris and my god did I over do the vodka, not a bad thing I found in the long run, it was a great night, but it was quite lethal.
here are 15 cocktails you should start drinking as of now because they are just too gorgeous to pass up!
1. Bee’s Knees 2.0
Apparently this is a drink from the bath tub gin period so its a drink for those that can handle it strong. All this cocktail needs is gin, honey and lemon, often served with a lemon twist. If you get this cocktail from The Curiosity Shop in Lincoln it is also served with pollen for a delightful twist.
Cockney rhyming slang for the best, and boy is it, but you may want to sip this one so you don’t fall off your chair before the night is up.
2. Piño Colada
Rum, coconut milk and pineapple and Rupert Holmes hit song ‘Escape’, or as we know it, the Piña Colada song, and you’ve got yourself a great evening.
It’s a simple cocktail to make yourself, and one of the classics. If you want to shake it up a bit you can try adding some chocolate sauce to the drink or even some blood orange, banana also works very well. The most popular addition is some mangoes but we all know we want to try adding chocolate over anything else.
3. Espresso Martini
If you need an extra kick to get you through your night out then an espresso martini will definitely hit the spot. However, it is not strictly a martini so I’m not sure why it is called what it’s called by hey-ho, we just like to drink it.
Made with vodka, espresso coffee, coffee liqueur and sugar syrup it’s the perfect drink for those coffee lovers.
4. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
Like I mentioned in the intro, this is the drink I tried making myself where I gave up with he measuring utensils. Who needs to know what a shot worths of vodka is, just pour until it feels right!
You do need a blender for this drink to crush up your strawberries, but ingredients wise it is a very simple recipe. All you need is strawberries, ice, rum and lime, all mixed together and boom, amazing cocktail.
5. Japanese Cosmo
This cocktail is found at Vice and Co in Lincoln, but the ingredients can be used to make it yourself if you so desire. The website says the ingredients involved are the Japanese drink, Sake, orange liqueur, cranberry and lime juice, sugar syrup and some raspberries for decoration.
An interesting addition to the cocktail scene using Sake and one that’s well worth trying
6. Passion Fruit And Mango Margarita
Look at how gorgeous that picture is! Honestly the prettiest cocktail I think I’ve ever seen.
So this is a twist on your normal margarita, which requires fresh mango slices, passionfruit juice, lime, sugar, orange liqueur, tequila and ice. A fun way of mixing tequila to actually make it taste nice I think.
7. Aphrodite’s Elixir
Again, this is another cocktail that can be found at Vice and Co, Lincoln. I love the name of the drink because I have a slight obsession with the goddess of love and sex and it feels like you’re channelling her spirit drinking this. So if you’re on the pull, get your flirt on with this cocktail.
The ingredients include: coconut rum, orange blossom water, vanilla syrup, velvet falernum and bitters. An interesting but delicious mix.
8. Aperol Spritz
A more classic drink that is known and drank by most, makes for a gorgeous colour drink. All you need is Aperol, prosseco and soda to make a delicious cocktail that you can be drinking all night. Be sure to be responsible with how many you have, you can lose track quite easily.
9. Blood Orange Mojito
The mojito is another classic cocktail that has been around forever, but if you want to make it a bit more interesting than just some mint in rum and soda, why not try adding some blood orange to the mix. It gives it a pretty pink colouring and brings a much needed acidic flavour to the drink.
Your other ingredients are just your normal sugar syrups, lime and ice. The basis to most cocktails.
10.Peach And Kiwi Fizz
I think this is a great twist on the martini found at the Botanist. It is made up of peach liqueur, kiwi, passion fruit syrup and lemon juice, finished off with Prosecco. A great little cocktail that I think should get more recognition in the martini world.
The classic pink drink that just needs to be included because it is delicious. Made with vodka, triple sec cranberry juice and limes, it’s a simple and easy drink to make/drink.
You can made variations on it if you wish as well by making it with strawberries or raspberries instead, even using white cranberry juice to make it a crisp white colour. I guess for those that aren’t a fan of the colour pink.
The Paloma is a less known drink so is not often found on a cocktail bars menu but it’s a simple drink to make so I’m sure you can handle it yourself, or if you ask the bartender nicely.
All you need is tequila, grapefruit soda and some lime. Simple. And you can salt the rim of the glass to drink tequila in that classic style.
13. Dead Of Winter
Another drink with blood orange but it makes for a great drink and a great colour. The dark red of this gives it a nice ambience for the upcoming autumn/winter season.
You can get this drink at Vice and Co and is made with Kraken rum, blood orange cointreau, cranberry juice, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and some all spice. A beautiful mix of flavours I think you’ll agree.
14. Old Fashioned
The Old Fashioned is just that, an old fashioned drink for the old fashioned person. A simple way of presenting whiskey to you, served with orange, sugar and bitters. If you like your whiskey, it doesn’t get much better than an old fashioned.
15. Witches Blood
I thought this would be a good cocktail to be included in the list with halloween coming up. Get yourself a spooky drink for the spooky season.
It is actually a very delicious drink so don’t be put off by the name. It’s a twist on a whiskey sour by mixing vodka and whiskey together with lemon and cherry schnapps and cherry soda to give it that dark blood colour.