Mixed drinks are simply defined as a mixture of neat alcohol and other ingredients. The only reason they are so well-known among people is because they display a beautiful blend of taste and color. To the common man, they are known as cocktails that can be served with alcohol (non-virgin) and mocktails, which are served without the alcohol (virgin). These drinks can be made with various alcohol drinks like vodka, tequila, whisky, rum, gin, and even beer mixed with flavored syrups and juices. Out of several such drinks, the best ones have been shortlisted in the following list.
It is considered that men prefer to have their drinks either neat or 'on the rocks', and the ladies go for lighter drinks with vodka and wine. But with the radical change in ingredients and flavors of these cocktails, there are a number of drinks that are popular with men too. So, take a look at these delicious beverage recipes which will definitely stimulate you.
The White Russian
Well, this one is a royal blend of 2 oz. vanilla vodka, 1 oz. Kahlúa and suitable amounts of light cream. All you have to do is use a straight liquor glass, add the vodka first, then the sinful Kahlúa and some light cream. Stick in a straw and enjoy your White Russian.
For this champagne drink, use a wine glass for service. In another glass, add about 3½ oz. chilled champagne, ½ oz. Triple Sec, and 1½ oz. orange juice. Mix it well and pour it in the serving glass and garnish it with a fresh slice or orange. It is easy to make and is extremely flavorsome.
Whisky and Coke
This is a simple mixture of Jack Daniels Whisky and Coca Cola. Just add a few ice rocks in a regular glass, pour in both the classic ingredients and your drink is ready.
Being one of the best vodka drinks, the rich green Appletini is not just for the ladies. This summer drink looks best in a martini glass. Mix 2 oz. Three Olives Green Apple vodka and 1 oz. Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps. This emerald green drink can be served with a thin slice of green apple on the glass.
This tasty and exotic cocktail is definitely one of the most incredible cocktails in the world. It is made by filling a cocktail shaker with 1½ oz. of light rum, ½ oz. of fresh lime juice, and 1 tsp. of sugar syrup. Shake the vessel thoroughly and then lightly strain it into a martini glass. It's a great choice for a simple but elegant drink.
Add about 16 oz. of orange juice in a mason jar filled with ice. Pour ¼ cup gold rum and ¼ cup Bacardi 151 rum into it and stir. Then add ¼ cup of blue Curacao in the final stage. Top this lovely drink with your favorite green fruit slices and serve it with a black straw.
Some more drinks that can be tried are:
- Gin and Tonic
- Pina Colada
- Tequila Sunrise
- 007 Martini
- Long Island Iced Tea
- Black Russian
- Purple Hooters
- Blue Hawaiian