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10 Popular Alcoholic Cocktails In Case Your Date Won’t Drink Whiskey Neat

It could be sweet, sour, bitter, or even spicy. Cocktails have a variety of ingredients, which in times, makes a great combination out of contrast flavors. Experimenting with different cocktails can open your palate to different flavors based on an alcoholic drink, you wouldn’t consider trying. One of the advantages of cocktails is that there are no rules. You can find a cocktail recipe you like and change the quantities to make it your own. 

The best part about cocktails is that you can put to use any leftover alcohol you might have. 

You’ll find below a list of some of the most popular cocktails.

 

 

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Margarita

Tijuana, Mexico.

 

1 1/2-ounce Tequila (100% blue agave is recommended)

1-ounce Triple Sec (Cointreau preferably)

1/2-ounce Lime juice

Lime wedge for garnish

Sugar or salt for rimming

 

  1. First salt (or sugar) the rim of a chilled margarita glass.
  2. Combine the tequila, lime juice, and Triple Sec in a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into the margarita glass with or without ice.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 

 

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Moscow mule

Hollywood, CA.

 

Moscow Mule mug.

2-ounce Vodka

1/2-ounce Lime juice 

1/2 cup Ginger beer 

Ice cubes

 

  1. Pour vodka and lime juice into the mug.
  2. Add ice cubes and ginger beer. Stir.
  3. Drop the lime wedge into the mug, for garnish.

 

 

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Manhattan 

Manhattan, NY.

 

Ingredients:

2-ounce Whiskey

1-ounce Sweet vermouth

2 dashes Bitters (Angostura)

Orange peel

Brandied cherry for garnish 

 

  1. Add the whiskey, vermouth, and bitters into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and stir until well-chilled.
  3. Rub the orange peel around the rim of the cocktail glass.
  4. Strain the drink into the glass and garnish with the cherry. 

 

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Daiquiri

Santiago De Cuba, Cuba.

 

Ingredients:

2-ounce Light rum

1-ounce Lime juice

1/2-ounce Simple syrup

Ice cubes

 

  1. Start with chilling the cocktail glass
  2. Combine ice cubes, rum, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker.
  3. Stir well and strain the drink into the chilled glass.

 

 

 

 

 

Whiskey sour 

Iquique, Chile (Back then was a part of Peru).

 

Ingredients:

2-ounce Bourbon 

3/4-ounce Lemon juice

1/2-ounce Simple syrup 

Ice cubes

Brandied cherry for garnish

 

  1. Combine bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice cubes in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with the cherry.

 

 

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Mojito

Havana, Cuba.

 

Ingredients:

6-8 Mint leaves

2 Lime wedges

Sugar to taste

1/2 cup Club soda

2-ounce White rum

Ice cubes

 

  1.  Muddle the mint, one of the lime wedges, and sugar in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Combine ice, rum, and club soda in the cocktail shaker (with the mint and lime).
  3. Stir well and strain into a mojito glass or mug.
  4. Garnish with the lemon wedge.

 

 

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Cosmopolitan

Manhattan, NY.

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2-ounce Lemon vodka

1-ounce Triple Sec (Cointreau recommended)

1/2-ounce Lime juice

Dash of cranberry juice

Ice 

Garnish can be either lemon or orange wedge

 

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and stir well.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon or orange wedge

 

 

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Bloody Mary

Paris, France.

 

Ingredients:

2-ounce Vodka

4-ounce Tomato juice

Salt and pepper to taste

2 dashes Tabasco sauce

2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

ice 

 

1 celery stalk

2 green olives (pitted) skewered onto a toothpick

  1.  Combine the ice, vodka, tomato juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire, and salt and pepper in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with the celery stalk and skewered olives.

 

 

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Martini

San Francisco, CA.

 

Ingredients:

2 1/2 ounce Gin

1/2 ounce Dry vermouth

Ice

Olives (pitted) for garnish

Martini glass

 

  1. Combine the gin, vermouth, and ice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Stir well and strain into a martini glass.
  3. Garnish with the olives.

 

 

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Mimosa 

Paris, France.

 

Ingredients:

3/4 cup Champagne (or other sparkling wine)

1/4 cup Orange juice

Orange wedge for garnish

 

  1. Combine the champagne and orange juice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Stir well and strain into a tall cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with an orange wedge.
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