The World’s 50 Most Popular Cocktails

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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.

Sydney Bars

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For night owls who have choosy preferences for a good time at night, Sydney has bars to give you just what you need. Here are some of the best bars you can go:

Pocket Bar
13 Burton St
Sydney NSW 2010
+61 2 9380 7002
pocketsydney.com.au/bar/
Enjoy bar food and street eats serve hot and fresh at the Pocket Bar. Visit the Pocket Bar on a regular basis and different events on a regular occasion. Get steamed buns and tiger beer on a Sunday, Tamales on Tuesday nights and Old Southern Specials on Wednesday.

Button Bar
65 Foveaux St
Surry Hills 2010
+61 2 9211 1544
button-bar.com.au/bar
Button Bar serves a variety of cocktail drinks and other types of beverages for that relaxing evening with you and your friends. The ambience and warm setting is great for late night stay. Enjoy your visit at the Button Bar.

Stitch Bar
61 York St
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9279 0380
stitchbar.com/bar
Stay at the heart of Sydney while enjoying a drink or two with you and your friends at the Stitch Bar. Find a diverse range of drinks and beverages as well as a healthy dose of light snacks to complete your night. Hotdogs, burgers and fries goes well with chilled beer. Get yours today.

Ruby L’otel
68 Victoria Rd
Rozelle NSW 2039
+61 2 9555 1900
rubylotel.com.au
Live band and music for the sweet and soothing night found at Ruby L’otel. Enjoy different tunes played by different bands on a daily basis with cocktail menu, wines and canapés to keep you company during your visit.

Small Bar Crows Nest
85 Willoughby Rd
Crows Nest NSW 2065
+61 2 9438 4559
smallbar.net.au/crows-nest
If you like to spend the night with your loved ones or friends while enjoying a relaxing evening, Small Bar Crows Nest can keep you occupied with their warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Perhaps smaller than your average bar as their name implies, Small bar compensates this with a great selection of wines by the glass, boutique beers and simple home cooked food.

The Owl House
97 Crown St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 9357 5060
theowlhouse.com.au
If you are leaning on a small restaurant bar to spend an intimate evening with your loved ones, you will find The Owl House to be quite in touch with your taste and preference. Bar snacks, entrees and mains are served with beers and cocktails as well as an extensive wise list to keep you busy.

Freda’s
109 Regent St
Chippendale NSW 2008
+61 2 8971 7336
fredas.com.au
Freda’ Bar is filled to the brim with events on every occasion. They have a lot of things in stored to their customers and guest during their visit at Freda’s. Enjoy these events with a serving of cocktail drinks for you and your friends to enjoy.

Wooden Spoon & Bar
362 Military Rd
Cremorne NSW 2090362
+61 2 9904 5687
woodenspoonbar.com.au
Wooden Spoon & Bar is a restaurant, bar and function all fit into one. Find delicious cocktails, beautiful wine and crafted beers for that perfect evening. I have you are quite fond with the place, you can make dining reservations in advance as well as book functions for all occasions.

The Old Fitzroy Hotel
129 Dowling St
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
+61 2 9356 3848
oldfitzroy.com.au
The Old Fitzroy Hotel has made quite a name for themselves with Hall of Fame Awards rewarded to them by the Time Out Sydney Magazine for consecutive year from 2011 to 2012. Their bar is able to hold and cater up to 120 people comfortably with a large screen protector, video and DVD player as well as a sound system with microphone and a private bar.

Water Bar
Blue Sydney 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
+61 2 9331 9050
waterbaratblue.com
Enjoy monthly specials available for 7 days a week during your visit and high tea packages at the Water Bar. Find great value for your money with Water Bar’s happy hour which serves selected sparkling wine, white & red wine or beer for $6.

TreeHouse Hotel
60 Miller St
North Sydney NSW 2060
+61 2 8458 8980
thetreehousehotel.com.au
Enjoy your stay at in an eco-friendly environment found at the TreeHouse Hotel. Their share menu is perfect for late night snacks for you and your friends. Pair it off with wines served by the glass with whites, reds, pinks and many more.

The Stoned Crow
39 Willoughby Rd
Crows Nest NSW 2065
+61 2 9439 5477
stonedcrow.com.au
Get a serving of light snacks and a healthy variety of drinks at the Stoned Crow. Spend private and special occasions at their Bar with their functions and events available for bookings and reservation. Grab a $50 bar tab on your birthday by signing up at their site.

Fire House Hotel
86 Walker St
North Sydney NSW 2060
+61 2 8904 9696
firehousehotel.com.au
Get a great value for your money with weekly dinner specials for only $10 at the Fire House Hotel. Grab a variety of cocktail drinks for $14 per serving and cocktail trays for you and your friends to dine and enjoy.

The Roosevelt
32 Orwell St
Potts Point NSW 2011
+61 423 203 119
theroosevelt.com.au
A great venue with a rich heritage found at Roosevelt. They are able to hold up to 90 people with their Bar & Diner with leather banquets, juke box tunes and Australia’s largest collection of art deco and vintage cocktail shakers perfect for the night.

Kirribilli Hotel
37 Broughton St
Milsons Point NSW 2061
+61 2 9955 1415
kirribillihotel.com.au
Never ran out of gigs to attend at the Kirribilli Hotel. Meals and Dining specials are available on a daily basis to keep their customers and guest coming back for more. Choose a variety of locales with their lounge bar, function bar and the terrace.

Kinselas
383 Bourke St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 9331 3100
kinselas.com.au
Kinselas is rich in history as one of Sydney’s iconic venues. Get a good feel and vibe with a warm and friendly community upon you visit at Kinselas Hotel. Their function rooms are able to hold up 60 people and a variety of events are prepared on a regular occasion.

Li’l Darlin
235 Victoria St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 8084 6100
lildarlin.com.au
Find great deals and offers upon your visit at Li’l Darlin. Enjoy a bucket of beer with you and your friends for $25, Cocktail glasses for only $10 and a $5.50 Pizza with any drink purchased every Sunday and Monday from 4 until 7pm.

The Victoria Room
235 Victoria St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 9357 4488
thevictoriaroom.com
Enjoy late night dining with you and your friends and indulge in a variety of cocktail drinks at the Victoria Room. Have a visit at their cocktail bar a long history of being one of Australia’s most awarded bar teams. Grab a cold one in style today.

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Shady Pines Saloon
4/256 Crown St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
shadypinessaloon.com
Get that western look and country feel when you visit Shady Pines Saloon. The ambience gives off a Wild West environment with mounted stuffed animal heads, wood decors and nice music to boot. Enjoy whiskeys and other cocktail drinks during your stay.

Love Tilly Devine
91 Crown Ln
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 9326 9297
lovetillydevine.com
Enjoy a diverse range of wines with a rich history found at Love Tilly Devine. Find one that is perfect for your taste and liking with just under 300 different wines to choose from, from many of the world’s great regions.