Do you love ordering a cocktail with your meal? Are you looking for a new cocktail to try? There are many different types of cocktails available, and more seem to be invented every year. Sometimes going back to the classics can be a great way to learn more about the different drinks available and which flavors you prefer.
Here are some classic cocktails that you can try the next time you go out on the town. To find a place that serves them, look for ‘food near me’ or ‘cocktails near me’.
1. Cocktails with whiskey
The Old Fashioned can be made with either rye whiskey or bourbon. Mix it with Angostura bitters and a sugar cube. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then add ice and stir again. Garnish with an orange twist.
A Manhattan is similar to Old Fashioned. But instead of using sugar and an orange garnish, add one ounce of sweet vermouth before stirring.
A whiskey sour is made with whiskey, sugar, lemon juice, and sometimes an egg white. Add everything to a shaker to shake, then add ice. Strain over ice in a glass before serving.
2. Cocktails with gin
A Negroni is a simple yet tasty cocktail. Stir together one ounce each of gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari in a glass with ice.
A classic Gimlet contains gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake everything together with ice and strain into a glass.
The classic martini can be made with gin or vodka. Stir it in a glass with dry vermouth and ice. Squeeze in lemon peel oil and garnish with some olives.
3. Cocktails with rum
A Mojito is a delicious drink from Cuba. It is made with white rum, simple syrup, lime juice, and mint leaves. First muddle the mint, then add ice and all ingredients. Shake and then strain into a glass with ice.
A classic Daiquiri is not frozen. Instead, it is made with light rum, lime juice, and simple syrup that is shaken together with ice and strained into a glass. Be sure to garnish with lime
The Dark in Stormy comes from Bermuda. It only has two ingredients; rum and ginger beer. Add both to an ice-filled highball glass and garnish with lime.
Now that you know what to order the next time you want a cocktail, look for cocktails near me or food near me to find a great local place.