While Bond likes his drink shaken not stirred and the average teenager is gung ho about terrible tasting tequilla shots, we feel, a good cocktail should ease and relax you. The point of a catching a drink or two is to help you unwind, relax and savour the flavours. Shots of any sort may seem distasteful and is best left behind in your early twenties. For a taste of something that soothing yet flavourful, try your hand at any one of these delicious drinks.
Sangrias - If you're in Spain or Portugal, you'll see it's easier to find a pitcher of Sangria than a bottle of water, not to mention cheaper. Sangria is made with wine, mostly red and chopped fruits like apples, oranges, lemons, kiwi etc and a little sweetener, perhaps sugar syrup or a soft drink or in some cases even a dash of brandy. It's delicious, it's a casual drink and a pitcher of it is gone before you know it!
Whisky Sour - A lot of people think Whisky is the last thing to use in a cocktail but they couldn't be more wrong. A Whisky Sour is incredibly tasty when made with Bourbon Whisky, lemon juice, sugar and traditionally a dash of egg whites. Not everyone wants the egg whites but with or without it, it's still a smooth drink and one orders more often the regular cocktails surprisingly. I guess there is no real substitute for good whisky.
Mojito - This Cuban concoction of white rum, sugar, limejuice, sparkling water and mint is a universal favourite. Maybe it's the freshness from the mint, the sweet kick from the sugar or just a combination of both with the rum that makes this a soothing yet lethal cocktail. It's perfect for Sunday brunch, the beach or even a night out on the town. Either way, the Mojito is a drink that makes you feel your drinking a refreshment and one tends to glug it down faster making you tipsy a tad bit faster.
Pinacolada - This is the ultimate beach drink and what can be more relaxing than lounging on the beach sipping a chilled Pinacolada. This drink is a perfect mix of vodka, coconut cream and pineapple juice which when you think about it, sounds extremely odd, but when you drink this chilled mildly frothy drink, all you can do is siip back and enjoy it! (pun intended)
Mimosa - This one is a brunch staple, and who can pass up a tall glass of bubbly mixed with citrus fruit. This champagne and fruit juice concoction is a delicious way to kick back and relax. Most of the time a Mimosa is reserved for a leisurely lunch or trendy brunch but works perfectly any time of the day with any fruit juice of your choice.
Tom Collins - This is a classic drink named after the tall glass it's served in (a Collin's glass ). A blend of gin, sugar syrup, lemon juice and soda water make up this cool yet sexy drink usually garnished with a slice of orange and a cherry. It's one of the oldest cocktail recipes dating back to the 1800's and every bite is as delicious even today!
Article By- Roxanne Bamboat
Roxanne is a pint sized girl who enjoys reading, movies, travel and is obsessed with food. She expresses her love for all things edible in her food blog. A freelancer in her profession, she is able to spend most of her time sampling the city's food offerings and reviews them as well as shares a few of her favourite recipes. More often known as The Tiny Taster, she's decided to take the world by storm - one plate a a time!
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