Club-hopping at midnight, a fancy weekend kitty party and the queen of England have one thing in common- Cocktails. Cocktails are the brainchild of mixology. Over the decades these beverages have seen twists and turns. While some have had their 15 minutes of fame, Liveinstyle brings you the 7 cocktails that have stood the test of time proving to be all time favorites over generations!
Sprucing with minty flavours, Mojitos are a Cuban creation consisting of 5 major ingredients- mint, lime juice, sugar, soda water and rum. Mojitos have been popular because of their light on alcohol volume in comparison to the other Cocktails. Mojitos variants are much loved and are seen in menus of popular restaurants and pubs.
The equation of martini glasses plus olive twists plus a mixology of gin and dry vermouth has been a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts. Salty and citrus in nature, Martinis varieties include the dirty vodka martinis which are sweet in taste, the dry martinis which lack dry vermouth.
Unlike the bland Margarita pizzas, these cocktails are jam-packed with bursting fresh flavors of citrus lime. Margaritas today are often made with factory bought sour mixes, but its highly recommended that one uses fresh lime for best results, along with the base spirit of tequila.
Fondly known as 'Cosmos', these cocktails are a blend of cranberry juice, lime juice, Smirnoff vodka and triple sec or cointreau. Served in stemmed cocktail glasses, Cosmos are fairy pink in color, resonating Cranberry hues and are often served straight up or unmixed and are garnished with lime wedges.
5. Bloody Mary
Hot in its manners, the Bloody Mary cocktail is unlike any other cocktail. It has the unusual combination of tomato juice, lime juice meat consomme or bouillon, spices, sauces like Worcestershire or Peri peri, salt and black pepper seasonings and of course, the spirit base of Smirnoff Vodka. At first glance, the Bloody Mary looks like a whopping smoothie, but don't be fooled!
6. Pina Colada
Pina Coladas are the most tropical cocktails that you can set your eyes on. Sweet and heavy, these are a heavenly combination of pineapple juice, coconut milk/cream and white rum, humbly garnished with crushed ice, pineapple wedges and succulent maraschino cherries. Talk about Billboard Hot 100 and Pina Coladas!
Intense, fruity, once more! Sex on the Beach is by far the most popular of cocktails, partly due to its flavor and partly due to its name. Typically served in Collins or highball glasses with lots of crushed ice and orange wedges, Sex on the beach is one of the most versatile cocktails with endless variations. The International Bartenders Association(IBA) has standardized the ingredients to cranberry and orange juices, peach or apricot schnapps and a spirit base of Vodka. Intense, indeed.
LiveInStyle encourages you to enjoy responsibly. Happy Cocktailing!
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