Are you planning a party or just want to order on your next night out? Here’s a list of world’s 50 most popular cocktails you should know:
01. Martini – cocktail made with gin and vermouth and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist.
02. Mojito–traditional Cuban highball, combination of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, mint and garnished with sprig of mint leaves.
03. Bloody Mary – a popular cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice and combination of spices and flavorings like Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and piripiri sauce.
04. Margarita – summer cocktail drink consisting of tequila, triple sec, lime or lemon juice in cocktail shaker filled with ice, often service with salt on the rim of the glass.
05. Cosmopolitan – cosmo is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime. Served with lime wedge or lemon slide.
06. Daiquiri–a classic rum cocktail with citrus sugar and other sweetener. Commonly served straight up without ice and lime slice garnishing.
07. Old fashioned – a cocktail made by combining sugar with bitters then adding bourbon whiskey or brandy and a twist of citrus rind. Served on the rocks with orange slice or cherry.
08. Piña Colada–a sweet cocktail usually serve either blended or shaken with ice. Combination of rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice, served with pineapple wedge or maraschino cherry.
09. Whiskey Sour – is a classic cocktail and a staple in the sour family. Combination of Bourbon, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup served on the rocks with cherry or lemon wedge.
10. Highball – is a cocktail served with a carbonated beverage over ice that is meant to refresh. Whiskey and ginger ale served with a twist of lemon peel.
11. Gin and Tonic – classic, easy and light cocktail for the summer. Gin and tonic are made with the best Gin especially those with a slightly citrus flavor and served with lime wedge.
12. Vodka Martini – Vodka replaces gin in this variation of the classic martini. Vodka, dry vermouth and ice cubes are mixed and served chilled with olives.
13. Mint Julep – a symbolic cocktail of South America. A concoction of bourbon, water, powdered and granulated sugar and plenty of mint. Gin, brandy and whiskey can be used to create different variations of the drink.
14. Sazerac – a classic drink made from Bourbon, Pernod, bar sugar, water and Angostura bitters. This is the signature drink of Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans.
15. Manhattan – classic cocktail made with rye, sweet vermouth and bitters served with Maraschino cherries.
16. Gin Fizz – this classic cocktail is much like a Whiskey Fizz the main difference is the base spirit. It has a very light sour citrus flavor, juice and simple syrup are used for a sour mix.
17. Tom Collins – soda highball, refreshing gin sour perfect for the summer days. Combination of gin, lemon juice, Club soda and simple syrup or sour mix.
18. Mai Tai – a Polynesian-style cocktail that has a fruity tropical taste. A mixture of light and dark rum, Curacao liqueur, orange syrup and lime juice. Mai Tai has been a symbol of Tiki or Tahitian culture.
19. Sidecar – classically made with Cognac or Armagnac but commonly made lately with Bourbon as opposed to brandy. This cocktail is a perfect balance of sweet and sour.
20. Negroni – the best aperitif, this cocktail is made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso and one part Campari garnished with orange peel.
21. Martinez – is one of the predecessors of Martini. This cocktail is a combination of gin-vermouth and small amounts of maraschino liqueur, perfect anytime of day.
22. Irish coffee – the original Irish coffee is a concoction of whiskey, black coffee and whipped cream.
23. White Russian – a simple, creamy vodka mixed drink with a nice coffee flavor. Another popular option is to mix the spirits in a glass and let the cream float on top.
24. Tequila Sunrise–taste and look great, orange juice and grenadine mix with tequila. Grenadine adds sweetness to the orange juice and tequila becoming prominent as you get to the bottom of the glass.
25. Spritz –also called Spritz Veneziano is a wine-based cocktail commonly served as an aperitif. A combination of prosecco wine, bitter liqueur and topped off with sparkling mineral water.
26. French Martini–a cocktail made from Chambord raspberry liqueur, Chambord flavored vodka and fresh pineapple juice and served in a chilled cocktail glass.
27. Caipirinha –Brazil’s national cocktail made with white rum, cachaca (spirit from sugar cane) brown sugar and lime juice, served on the rocks with lime or sugar cane.
28. Apple Martini – or Appletini is a trendy cocktail that add big twist to the typical dry martini. Vodka is used instead of gin and apple schnapps add sweet and sour taste to the cocktail.
29. French 75 – the name came from a 75mm French field gun said to have the same kick as the drink. This cocktail was made with gin, lemon, simple syrup and Champagne.
30. Moscow Mule – a refreshing and easy Vodka highball that uses ginger beer and lime and served in a copper mug.
31. Long Island Iced Tea – a potent concoction of rum, vodka, tequila, gin and triple sec and often finished with a mixture of sweet and sour lemon juice or cola.
32. Screwdriver – this drink gets its name from the original tool used to stir this drink. A refreshing cocktail made by combining orange juice and vodka over ice.
33. Blue Hawaii–a cocktail made from Blue Curacao. A combination of light rum, Vodka, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice and sweet and sour mix.
34. Cuba Libre – a simple combination of rum and Coca-cola with a squeeze of lime.
35. Hurricane – named after the hurricane lamp-shaped glass the first drink was served. Hurricane was made with dark rum, passion fruit syrup, lemon juice and garnished with orange slice or cherry.
36. Bellini – peach version of Champagne cocktail perfect as brunch cocktail. Very easy to mix up, it only requires peach puree and champagne.
37. Mimosa – makes an excellent brunch cocktail, this bubbly is made by combining Cognac or champagne, grenadine and triple sec.
38. Orgasm–mixed drink that has many variations. This cocktail can be served either on the rocks or as a shooter. Usually made by combining Amaretto, Kahlua and Baileys Irish Cream.
39. Bramble – a delicious cocktail made with Plymouth gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup, other version include blackberry liquor and blackberry as a garnish.
40. Jack Rose–a tasty applejack sour cocktail made from applejack, lemon juice, grenadine and served with a twist of lemon.
41. Brooklyn – a whiskey based drink, made with spicier rye whiskey, dry vermouth and maraschino liqueur served with yellow lemon twist.
42. Boulevardier – the cocktail similar to Negroni only you have to swap the gin for rye whisky. Served on the rocks and garnished with orange twist.
43. Planters Punch – a classic rum drink which is IBA Official Cocktail, made of dark rum, lemon juice, grenadine syrup and Angostura bitters or other juices.
44. Last Word – is a classic drink gin based prohibition-era cocktail. Fairly easy to make with equal parts of gin, lime juice, Green Chartreuse and maraschino liqueur.
45. Stinger –an excellent desert cocktail perfect pair with chocolate desserts. A classic duo cocktail based on brandy and white crème de menthe shaken and served in cocktail glass.
46. Agent Orange – is a highball drink consisting of only two ingredients, carrot juice and vodka. Other variation is light rum, apple schnapps, triple sec, vodka, Yukon Jack and grenadine.
47. Pisco Sour – refreshing and most popular drink in Peru and Chile. The name comes from pisco which is its base liquor and sour in reference to sour citrus juice and sweetener.
48. Greyhound – perfect cocktail for summertime brunch. White grapefruit juice combined with vodka basically a spiked juice.
49. Hollywood – popular juice drink sometimes called Raspberry Smash. An interesting mix of raspberry and pineapple with vodka and black raspberry liqueur.
50. Hanky Panky– is a variation of sweet martini, combination of Italian Vermouth, dry gin, FernetBranca and freshly squeezed orange juice.