No need for a special occasion to drink cocktails when you can make them at home any time you feel in a festive mood or simply in a mood for a drink so perfectly balanced, in which you can taste bitter, sweet, sour, and spicy flavors at the same time.
I’ll share with you three classic cocktail recipes you are probably familiar with (but maybe haven’t tried them yet?) and will show you how to prepare them so you can avoid paying a fortune on them in clubs and restaurants.
The piña colada is so exquisite, that it even deserved a song. This cocktail will certainly give you the holiday vibes and transport you (mentally) to your favorite tropical destination. The drink calls for 1 oz white rum, 2 oz coconut cream, and one cup of pineapple juice.
It is believed that this cocktail is associated with no other than the Bloody Mary herself, Queen Mary I of England. Her actions lead to the slaughter of over 200 Protestants with the purpose to reinstate the Catholic Church in 16th century England.
The main ingredients are 1 oz vodka, 4 oz tomato juice, just a couple of drops of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco, and a little bit of lemon juice. Season with salt and don’t forget to garnish with a celery stick.
This traditional Cuban cocktail is without a doubt my go-to alcoholic drink. It’s doesn’t have a strong taste like other cocktails but rather it tastes sweet and refreshing, which makes it extremely desirable during the hottest months of the year.
You will need 1 oz lime juice (preferably freshly squeezed), 1 oz white rum, 2-3 tablespoons of sugar, a splash of sparkling water, and a couple of leaves of mint. Shake up the liquids and sugar together and leave the mint for decoration.