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A List of Well Drinks That'll Leave You Pleased as Punch

Well Drinks List
'Happy Hour' at the bar is something most drinkers await eagerly for. That is because they get to drink well drinks at a very affordable price (Now you know why it is called Happy Hour!). Well drinks offer greater variety when you do not want to have beer or wine and instead wish to sip on a fancy cocktail that fits your budget.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018
What is a Well Drink?
A well drink is the cheapest mixed alcoholic drink available at a bar. The liquors that are used for making well drinks are vodka, gin, rum, tequila, bourbon, scotch, brandy, and whiskey. Some bars may include liquors like triple-sec, pear schnapps etc.
Did You Know?
The name 'well drinks' is coined from the name of the workplace of a bartender, which is also known as the 'well'. It is the space where he keeps the ice, juices, liquors, and liqueurs.
If you want to avoid getting a well drink, make sure to order a drink with a particular brand name in mind. For example, instead of ordering vodka and tonic, you should ask the bartender for Belvedere and Tonic. Or else you will end up with a well drink.
List of Well Drinks
Alcohol cocktail Bacadri Cassis
~ Amaretto Sour
~ Bellini
~ Bloody Mary
~ Black Russian
~ Blue Curaçao w/Lemons
~ Blueberry Margarita
~ Boilermaker
Cocktails
~ Bourbon and Coke
~ Bourbon and Water
~ Boxcar
~ Broken Down Golf Cart
~ Buttery Navel
~ Campari w/Orange Juice
~ Cape Codder
Gin
~ Cuba Libre
~ Flavored Martinis
~ Fuzzy Navels
~ Gimlet
~ Godfather
~ Grasshopper
~ Greyhound
Long Island Iced Tea
~ Harvey Wallbanger
~ Jolly Ranchers
~ Madras
~ Manhattan
~ Mexican Bay Breeze
~ Mexican Sea Breeze
~ Mexican Madras
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~ Mexicola
~ Paloma
~ Planter's Punch
~ Pomtini
~ Prairie Fire
~ Vodka Press
~ Purple Nipple
Fresh cocktail with soda, lime on a wooden background
~ Rusty Nail
~ Salty Dog
~ Scotch and Soda
~ Screwdriver
~ Sea Breeze
~ Shirley Temple
Olive Martini
~ Sicilian Kiss
~ Singapore Sling
~ Tequila Sunrise
~ Tom Collins
~ Vodka & Ginger Ale
~ Vodka Sunrise
~ Whiskey and Water
Now that is a good long list. If you want to try making some well drinks at home, here are a few recipes for you.
Manhattan
Ingredients
3½ oz. whiskey
½ oz. vermouth (sweet)
Bitters
Cherry for garnish
Ice cubes

Preparation
Pour all the ingredients along with ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish it with a cherry and serve.
Salty Dog
Ingredients
5 oz. grapefruit juice
1½ oz. gin
¼ teaspoon salt

Preparation
You need to pour all ingredients over ice cubes in a highball glass. Stir the ingredients well. Serve. You can substitute vodka for gin, if you like.
Bloody Mary
Ingredients
3 oz. tomato juice
1½ oz. vodka
½ oz. lemon juice
A dash of Worcestershire sauce
Ground pepper and pepper sauce to taste
Ice cubes
Tomato slice for garnishing

Preparation
Pour all the ingredients in a mixer and shake well. Put ice cubes in a tall glass and strain the mixture into it. Garnish it with tomato slice.
Vodka Shirley Temple
Ingredients
1 oz. grenadine
2 oz. vodka
6 oz. ginger ale
2 oz. orange juice
Ice cubes
Slice of orange and cherry to garnish

Preparation
Mix everything and serve in a tall glass. Garnish it with an orange slice and a cherry. Enjoy cold.
Vodka Sunrise
Ingredients
1 oz. vodka
5 oz. orange Juice
1 shot grenadine syrup
Ice cubes

Preparation
Mix vodka with orange juice in a tall hiball glass with ice cubes. Top it up with grenadine syrup. Serve cold.
Now that you know a lot more about well drinks, you may have also realized that there is plenty to choose from. So go on and try a new drink every time you go partying!