Gone are the days of ordering Rum and Cokes and Vodka Crans. There’s better stuff to drink out there, and no excuse to not try it.
Following are 5 Best Cocktails for your next Bar-visit
1. The Old fashioned
The Old Fashioned is as classic as it comes, and perfect for you if you are someone who like whiskey drinks on the sweeter side. Rye will make it spicier.
• 2 oz. bourbon or rye whiskey
• 3 dashes Angostura bitters
• 1 sugar cube (or 1/2 tsp. loose sugar)
• club soda
Place sugar in an Old Fashioned glass. Wet it down with Angostura bitters and a splash of club soda, then muddle. Now, add a large ice cube and whiskey. Stir well and garnish with an orange twist.
2- The Negroni
The Negroni is the epitome of summer drinking: sweet, sun-kissed, and refreshing.
• 1 oz. London dry gin
• 1 oz. Campari
• 1 oz. vermouth rosso
Stir ingredients well with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass—with or without ice, as you prefer. Now, garnish with an orange twist.
3- Whiskey sour
For the nights when you wish to cleanse your palate, prefer a puckery Whiskey Sour. Specify bourbon for this one.
• 2 oz. bourbon
• 2/3 oz. lemon juice
• 1 tsp. superfine sugar
With cracked ice, shake the ingredients well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Now garnish it with a lemon wedge.
Speaking of summertime cocktails, the Daiquiri is a citrusy marriage of rum and lime (and the preferred drink of Ernest Hemingway). Strained is preferred.
• 2 oz. white rum
• 1/2 tsp. superfine sugar
• 1/2 oz. lime juice
Squeeze lime or add lemon juice to a shaker, add sugar and stir, then add rum. Shake really well with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Quality whiskey is essential, but a great Manhattan is for the sweet vermouth. Asking for Carpano Antica will surely make a difference, trust us.
• 2 oz. rye whiskey
• 1 oz. Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
• 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir ingredients well with cracked ice. Now, strain it into a chilled cocktail glass. And, don’t forget to Garnish with a twist or maraschino cherry.