Cocktails

Do you have your drink at your local watering hole? Does the bartender or waitress already have your drink in the works before you sit down? If that is the case then perhaps you are looking for something new to try like cocktails.

Best Cocktails

The great thing about cocktails is that there are infinite possibilities to be had. Here are 6 cocktails that are popular in countries around that world. The chances are that you will find a new favourite among them!

Sazerac

This drink can trace its foundation to New Orleans and the brand of cognac, Sazerac de Forge et Fils.

  • One tsp sugar
  • 3-4 drops of Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 1-2 drops of water
  • 2 ounces of rye whiskey
  • One teaspoon absinthe
  • Twist of lemon

Pour the absinthe into a cold glass and coat the entire drink with it. Add sugar, water, and the bitters. Stir and strain the mixture into the glass. Add the whiskey and stir yet again. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Pisco Sour

This drink hails from the South American country of Peru and is a South American classic.

  • 3 ounces of Pisco liquor
  • 2 ounces of lime juice
  • One tablespoon of egg white
  • 1 ounce of simple syrup
  • crushed ice
  • 2-3 drops of Angostura bitters

In a cocktail shaker, combine the Pisco, lime juice and egg whites. Shake for about 20 seconds this will emulsify the egg white. Add a cup of crushed ice, shake, and serve in a cocktail glass!

Sangria

Hailing from Spain, this classic Spanish drink combines red wine into a deliciously refreshing cocktail.

  • ½ cup Grand Marnier
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • Two lemons
  • One orange
  • Two cinnamon sticks
  • One tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • One bottle red wine

Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher and cover with plastic wrap. Add pieces of your favourite fruit if desired. Refrigerate overnight for the best results.

Pina Colada

We have all had this classic that had its beginnings in Puerto Rico, the land of pineapples!

  • ice
  • ½ cup diced pineapple
  • 2 ounce of pineapple juice
  • 2 ounce of coconut cream
  • 1.5 ounce of white rum
  • 1 ounce of dark rum
  • pineapple for garnish

Combine all ingredients besides the garnish in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into your favourite cocktail glass, and bottoms up!

Irish Coffee

Finally, something for your grandmother! This obviously Irish cocktail is perfect at any time of day, provided you don’t have to work!

  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • One tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1.5 shots of Irish whiskey
  • whipped cream

Combine the coffee, brown sugar, and Irish whiskey and stir. Fill a coffee cub three-quarters full and add whipped cream on top.

Amaretto Sour

Hailing from Italy, this cocktail is one of the most popular cocktails around the world. Its simplicity makes it a sure-fire cocktail at any event.

  • 1.5 shots Amaretto
  • ½ shot lemon juice
  • ½ shot lime juice
  • ice

Add liquid ingredients to a shaker and shake well. Pour over a glass half-filled with ice. Many like to garnish with either cherries or orange slices.

Each of these regional cocktails is the most popular in their respective regions. Check out this infographic from ShopAtDean for more information about your favourite new cocktails!

 

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