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by Rasma Raisters 14 days ago in alcohol

Popular cocktails to enjoy when out on the town

Well-Known Cocktails

The Old Fashioned is said to be a cocktail that is timeless. A classic made with rye or bourbon. a sugar cube, and Angustora bitters. It is among the most popular cocktails in the world. This cocktail was first mentioned in print in the Chicago Daily Tribune in 1880.

Long Island Iced Tea is a popular cocktail that was first the cocktail of choice in the 1970s. It is a combination of four spirits - light rum, vodka, tequila, and gin with a splash of cola. The cocktail has once again become the drink of choice for many but best try it if you like a sweet drink.

The Cosmo was at the peak of its popularity during the time HBO was showing "Sex and the City" and those beautiful women made it the cocktail of choice for them. It is now returning to popularity and is worth a try. This cocktail is a mix of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime.

Among cocktails, one of the stars of the show has always been the cocktail called the Martini. It has been the choice of cocktail in many TV series and movies. It is a cocktail that was first created in the late nineteenth century. Now the Vodka Martini has become the popular choice of cocktail again. It is a mix of chilled vodka with a little dry vermouth garnished with an olive or lemon twist. The dry martini became the drink of choice during the Roaring 20s.

Tom Collins is a cocktail considered to be an adult lemonade. It consists of gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. It dates back to 1876 when Jerry Thomas, "the father of American mixology" memorialized it in writing.

The Sidecar is one of the world's most-ordered cocktails. It is a combination of brandy, lemon, and triple sec. This cocktail was first seen in 1922 in Harry's ABC of Mixing Cocktails by Harry MacElhone and in Cocktails and How to Mix Them by Robert Vermeire.

The Pina Colada first saw a surge in popularity in the 1970s. It is a mix of white rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice. In 1963 this cocktail was created in Barrachina, a restaurant in Puerto Rico by Spanish bartender Don Ramon Portas Mingo and it soon became a popular drink all over the world.

The Bellini was created by Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy, It is a two-ingredient cocktail combining the Prosecco an Italian white wine with peach puree.

The Gin Fizz has long been a popular cocktail. It is a mix of gin, lemon or lime juice, and carbonated water. The cocktail was first mentioned in 1876 in the Bartender's Guide by Jerry Thomas. It became popular in America between 1900 and the 1940s and was known as a hometown specialty of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Bloody Mary has long been a popular cocktail to have at brunch-time. It is a combination of vodka, tomato juice, and spices and flavorings among them Worcestershire sauce, hot sauces, garlic, herbs, horseradish, celery, olives, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, lime juice, and celery salt, There are various versions. In the US it is looked upon as a hangover cure. The cocktail was invented in the 1920s or 1930s.

A popular cocktail that has been around a long time and is well-known is the Manhattan. It is a mix of whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. The cocktail is said to have originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the mid-1870s.

The Whiskey Sour is a cocktail that appeals to whisky lovers. It is a mix of whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar. This cocktail was first mentioned in the Wisconsin newspaper, Waukesha Plain Dealer in 1870.

A cocktail that has been popular for a long time is the Margarita. It is a mix of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. A recipe for the cocktail can be found in the 1937 Cafe Royal Cocktail Book where the recipe calls for tequila, triple sec, and lime juice with salt around the rim of the glass.

A well-known cocktail is the Mai Tai which is a combination of rum, Curacao liqueur, orgeat syrup, and lime juice. This cocktail is one of the characteristic cocktails in Tiki culture. It was supposedly created in 1944 by Victor J, Bergeron at Trader Vic's restaurant in Oakland, California.

Cocktails With Unusual Names

Gin Gin Mule might not hit you in the head like a mule but is a strong cocktail. It is also known as the Ginger Rogers and you can say it is a cross between a Moscow Mule and a Mojito. In 2005 this cocktail became the perfect summer long drink. The main star of this drink is gin mixed with lime juice, simple syrup, then topped with ginger beer and garnished with mint leaves. Gin Gin Mule was created in 2000 by bartender Audrey Saunders at the Pegu Club in New York City.

White Lady cocktails date back to the 1920s and they were the creation of the former manager Peter Doreli of The American Bar in London, England. The cocktail is a mix of gin, with fresh lemon juice and either Cointreau or Combier.

A cocktail with a sinister name the El Diablo is a tequila highball and increasing in popularity. This cocktail is a mix of tequila, ginger beer, lime juice, and creme de cassis, a sweet blackcurrant liqueur.

The Zombie can only turn you into a zombie if you have one too many. The cocktail was first created in Hollywood, California by bartender Don the Beachcomber in 1934. It is a mix of lime, lemon, and pineapple juices, passion fruit syrup, Angostura bitters, brown sugar, and three different types of rum - light, dark, and 151-proof.

If nostalgia brings you back to the 1960s when hearing the song "Hanky Panky" then try the Hanky Panky cocktail which is made with Fernet-Branca a type of Italian amaro which is a bitter, aromatic spirit, gin, and vermouth. Hanky Panky was created by Ada Coleman, head bartender at the Savoy Hotel in London, England.

The cocktail that was in the spotlight during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was the Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil. The cocktail is a mix of cachaca the national spirit of Brazil, mixed with sugar and lime.

The Bamboo cocktail dates back to 1886 and is considered to be a classic sherry cocktail. It is a mix of sherry, Italian vermouth, and a dash of Angostura bitters and two dashes of orange bitters.

In the 1990s bartender, Julio Bermejo of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Franciso, California created Tommy's Margarita. The cocktail doubles the amount of agave that is present in the traditional Margarita adding agave syrup. The cocktail is a mix of tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar.

A cocktail that comes from the Prohibition Era is known as the Last Word. It is a mix of gin, green chartreuse, Maraschino liqueur, and lime juice. This cocktail is credited to bartender Murray Stenson, who found it in an old bar manual while working at the Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle, Washington.

The Aviation cocktail is a lovely lavender-colored cocktail that is a mix of Creme de Violette or Creme Yvette, Maraschino liqueur, gin, and lemon juice. The cocktail was first published in the 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks by Hugo R, Ensslin.

The Brandy Crusta is a cocktail that is a combination of brandy, curacao, lemon juice, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, and Maraschino liqueur. The cocktail was created in the 1850s in New Orleans, Louisiana by Italian bartender Joseph Santini.

The Bramble was created in the 1980s by Dick Bradsell in Fred's Club in London, England. The cocktail is a mix of gin, blackcurrant liqueur, lemon, and simple syrup.

The Vieux Carre is a cocktail that was created in New Orleans, Louisiana in the French Quarter. It is a mix of brandy, whiskey, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, Angostura and Peychaud's bitters.

A cocktail with a bizarre name is the Corpse Reviver which has risen in popularity. There are two variations - Corpse Reviver #1 is a mix of cognac, calvados, brandy, and vermouth and Corpse Reviver #2 a mix of gin, lemon, juice, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, and a dash of absinthe. The cocktail first appeared in an issue of Punch in 1861 and a recipe was found in the Gentleman's Table Guide in 1871.

Penicillin is a great cocktail to have during the wintertime. It is a mix of whisky, ginger, honey syrup, and fresh lemon juice. The cocktail was created in 2005 by Sam Ross, the co-owner of Attaboy restaurant in New York City. This cocktail got its name because it is said to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu.

Now if you're ready to be kicked by a mule try the Moscow Mule a cocktail mixed with spicy ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice. It is popularly served in a copper mug.


Rasma Raisters

My passions are writing and creating poetry. I write for several sites online and have four themed blogs.

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