Five most popular cocktails and mixed drinks

Cocktails and mixed drinks

Cocktails are a plenty in the world. But some of the most famous cocktails are those that you can find in any pub, bar or lounge in the world. Considered the universal medium for bonding, alcohol has a million ways in which it can be enjoyed. Drinking the right kind of alcoholic cocktails is always important.

We have picked out the 5 most popular cocktails in the world and with these recipes, you can win the hearts of your family and friends who enjoy the goodness of alcohol.

1. The Martini

This drink has many variations to it, but here we shall show the the basic Martini, on which you can improvise as required.

a. Ingredients

75 ml gin, 15 ml dry vermouth, orange bitters and 1 green olive or lemon slice for garnish.

b. Recipe

Fill a mixing glass with the ice cubes and pour the gin and the vermouth into this. Stir or shake for 30 seconds. Pour this into a chilled cocktail glass, ensuring that the ice is strained out. Now, add the orange bitters to this. Garnish with the olive or the lemon slice and serve.

2. The Margarita

The Margarita is one of the most refreshingly addictive summer drink in the world. This drink too has many variations across the world. It can be served either as neat, frozen, or on the rocks. We shall show you how to make the neat Margarita.

a. Ingredients

45 ml tequila, 15 ml triple sec, 90 ml sour mix, a dash of lime juice, a lime wedge for garnish, salt or sugar to apply on the rim of the glass.

b. Recipe

Fill a cocktail mixer with ice cubes, pour in the ingredients and shake well for about 45 seconds. Take the Margarita glass, and place the rim on a plate filled with salt or sugar (depending on your taste). Make the glass upright and pour in the mixture into the glass along with the ice cubes. Place the lime wedge on the rim of the glass as garnish and serve.

3. Long Island Iced Tea

The Long Island Iced Tea, also known as LIIT, is a classic cocktail. Having 5 different white spirits, this drink is particularly easy to keep on refilling owing to the sour mix and cola additions.

a. Ingredients

30 ml triple sec, 30 ml tequila, 30 ml light rum, 30 ml gin, 30 ml vodka, 15 ml sour mix, 75 ml cola, 8 mint leaves, lime wedge for garnish.

b. Recipe

Fill a cocktail mixer with ice cubes, pour in the alcoholic ingredients and shake well for about one minute. Then pour in the cola on the top and add the mint leaves and gently stir for about 5 seconds. Pour this mixture into a tall glass (Collin’s glass) and place the lime wedge on the rim of the glass as a garnish. You may even put the lime wedge garnish into the mixture itself.

4. Screwdriver

One of the easiest recipes in the book, the Screwdriver is the perfect source of vitamin C. It is one of the world’s most popular summer drinks, and some Russians even love it in the winters.

a. Ingredients

60 ml vodka, 150 ml orange juice.

b. Recipe

Pour both, the vodka and the fresh orange juice, into a tall Collin’s glass which is filled with ice cubes. Stir well for a minute. Presto! Your Screwdriver is ready to be served.

5. Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary is the cocktail drink that the world turns to for getting over a hangover, because of its spicy tomato taste. It has a few variations, based on whether you want it to be more alcoholic (Bloody Maria) or non-alcoholic (Virgin Mary). We’re going to show you how to make the standard Bloody Mary. The catch to making a great Bloody Mary is to follow the order in which the ingredients are added in to the glass.

a. Ingredients

90 ml tomato juice, 45 ml vodka, 15 ml lemon juice, 10 ml Worcestershire sauce, some celery salt, hot pepper sauce, ground pepper, lime wedge for garnish.

b. Recipe

Pour the tomato juice in a tall glass with ice cubes. Add the vodka and then the lemon juice in the glass, one after the other. Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce, a bit of celery salt and ground pepper, and a dash of hot pepper sauce. Mix well. Garnish with lime wedge and serve.

Hope you enjoy making and drinking these amazingly popular cocktails.

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