Cocktails are timeless favorites that never lose their charm. As a matter of fact, they only seem to improve over time. Some of the best cocktails are classics from centuries ago while others have gained popularity only in recent years, with bold creativity. Regardless of which era they are from, there are some cocktails that you simply must try before you die! Here is a list of our 10 favourite cocktails, in no particular order.
A mojito is a classic refreshing cocktail that originated in Cuba and has been enjoyed for decades by rum lovers. It’s simple, timeless and hard to resist. If you love rum, you’ll love the mojito! The combination of muddled lime and mint make it the perfect choice on a hot summer day.
2. Tom Collins
This highball classic is not to be missed on any decent cocktail menu. It has truly stood the test of time. The Tom Collins is traditionally made from an old style gin such as Old Tom or Plymouth but can be poured with the gin of your choice. The Tom Collins is a great way to enjoy your favourite gin in style!
3. Noir Sidecar
The noir sidecar is a variation of the popular Brandy Sour. Some people prefer it on whiskey instead. The sidecar is a perfect balance of sweet and sour. It is a mix that has been cherished by people over the years because of its refreshing, sour taste. The sour and sweet blend of the Noir Sidecar is something not to be missed.
4. Espresso Martini
Martinis are timeless and have been in existence for a number of decades. The Espresso Martini, however, is not your average Martini. It’s a blend of vodka, freshly brewed Alowishus espresso coffee, coffee liqueur and sugar syrup, shaken on ice. Though it may not be a true martini, it’s been the best-selling cocktail of this decade and a must-have cocktail in our books. Coffee + cocktail – what’s not to love?
5. Amaretto Sour
This is one of our personal favourites. Amaretto liqueur, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, an orange slice, and a maraschino cherry. This unique and refreshing drink with its distinctive taste and scent will make it difficult not to drink it all up in one sip. It’s simply delicious! If you love marzipan, you’re gonna LOVE this timeless classic.
The secret ingredients of the cosmopolitan:
- Triple sec
- Cranberry juice
- Freshly squeezed lime juice
The Cosmopolitan, or “Cosmo” might look like a simple drink, yet it is rich in history. It’s neither overly sweet nor too tart, making it the perfect drink at any cocktail party. The only problem with this one is, once you had one, you’ll want more!
7. Into The Red
A blend of Campari bitter, dry gin, sweet vermouth, and Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge make this the “Into The Red” the perfect cocktail to sip on a summer night while watching the sun make its way into the gentle waves of the Atlantic ocean. This classic cocktail hits a punch. So get ready for a great night out that lasts much longer than the sunsets.
Just what the doctor ordered. This blend of scotch, lemon juice, and simple syrup is sure to spice up your night at your favourite cocktail bar in Bundy. It’s a spicy ginger cocktail that never grows old. Unique in its taste, the Penicillin cocktail is a must-try!
It is an alcoholic beverage of gin, lime juice, syrup, and mint. It is so striking even when compared to a mojito. You definitely want to taste this.
10. Winnie Who?
The Winnie Who cocktail is an easy-going, thoughtful and sweet cocktail made from whiskey, honey syrup, lemon juice, egg white, red wine, and orange blossom water. Take a trip down memory lane to Christopher Robbins’ Hundred Acre Wood where you meet Winnie Who and co.