More: Created during World War I, the name of this drink was supposedly inspired by the fact that taking a sip of it feels like getting shelled with a French 75mm field gun, a powerful piece of artillery. Some bars also nix the tequila in favor of brandy. Another popular option is Southern Comfort and coke or Jim Beam and coke. Red Wine — Often considered to be a dinner drink, red wine is perfect for someone who wants to sip a single drink all night. The Paloma For those who always order: a margarita What it's made with: tequila, grapefruit, club soda Getty Images A Tom Collins is reminiscent of spiking a lemonade with gin. There's only one problem: There are a lot of them.
Mixers can include soda, lemon juice, iced tea or cola. This drink consists of 2 oz of Bourbon or rye whiskey poured over a glass containing a sugar cube, a splash of water, and some bitters. Irish coffee Better than bulletproof, this whiskey-spiked coffee is the drink of true morning champions. However, no customs can stop you from boiling your gullet with more shots afterward. Add two or three ice cubes, pour in the vodka, and fill with cold ginger beer. It takes its name from the operetta Rob Roy, which ran at the Herald Square Theatre for 235 performances. If you like a drink with some bite, give this classic New Orleans concoction a try.
It's honestly the easiest way to add some interest to your gin and soda order—and all bartenders should know how to make them. Additions such as triple sec, citrus schnapps or rimming the glass with sugar or salt, depending on taste, can make a lemondrop anywhere from candy-sweet to strikingly sour. Garnish with a lime wedge. For the authentic taste, ask for it by name. The shot takes its name from the 49ers cheer squad, named the Gold Rush Cheerleaders. Try an iced version as a warm-weather afternoon pick-me-up. Bellini — This elegant-sounding Italian cocktail is a mixture of sparkling wine and peach puree.
Depending on your preferences, it can be more herbal and earthy or sweet and strong. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. However, the taste is markedly different and can be personalized by your brand choices. A clear, classic, very strong cocktail. If you want it shaken in ice instead of just stirred with a straw, ask for it shaken. It is never served stirred, so bartenders use a spoon to pour the stout and avoid splashing.
The recipes calls for peach purée and Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine. While Rocky Balboa drank his raw eggs straight, the risk of salmonella poisoning makes this drink risky. Its suggested vessel, a copper mug, also just looks sharp. When it is distilled twice, it contains 55—60% alcohol by volume. Women have hard days, too, and hard days call for hard drinks. Old Fashioned One of the most popular of the drinks on our list, the Old Fashioned even has a website dedicated to its origins, how to make it, and how not to screw it up.
In an old-fashioned glass, muddle the bitters and water into the sugar cube, using the back of the teaspoon used for the water. This drink, although manly, will appeal to the ladies just like Tom Collins. The point of this guide is to simply give you more options at the bar! White Russian Relevant in popular culture due to being the signature drink of The Dude from the movie The Big Lebowski, White Russians are made from cream, coffee liqueur and vodka. Whiskey Whiskey on the rocks or whiskey neat. Cuervo Reserva de la Familia. Be careful: the slower you drink, the worse it tastes, as it tends to curdle.
Here are some of our favorite. You can change up the base spirit to your whiskey of choice bourbon, for one , and likewise feel free to play around with different sweet red vermouths, adjusting the recipe depending on the sweetness level. Straight alcohol right to the gullet. A sweeter variation is a Midas, where the coke is replaced with cream soda. Hot, delicious, and festive, this eggnog strengthened with Madeira and brandy will have your halls decked in no time.
A mellow, not-too-smoky blended Scotch does the trick nicely, too. Moscow Mule For those who always order: vodka sodas What it's made with: vodka, ginger beer, lime juice Alamy These drinks are what put vodka on the map here in the States. It certainly packs a refreshing punch of a taste. Tess Rose Lampert is a Manhattan-based philosopher-turned-drink expert who spends her nights grappling with tough decisions like what to pair with Thai takeout and Netflix binges. You can also get creative and play around with rye or bourbon for slightly different flavors. Mint julep Nothing pairs better with ridiculous hats and gambling than a frosty mug of bourbon, which is why this drink ended up as the official beverage of the Kentucky Derby. Lemon-Ginger Mix — 8 oz.
Very popular in hot climates, there are dozens of variations ranging from a virgin Nojito to the Korean Sojito. Gin Ricky Rickeys were originally made with bourbon, but the rest of the recipe remains unchanged. Knowing your preferred whiskey only makes ordering this cocktail even sexier. Add some ice, stir, and voila! It is popular in many countries in Central and South America, especially during the hot summer months. The owner refused to draw him one, saying it was illegal to do so. Add ice and shake again.
Sometimes they may be drinking to be social, or to get drunk as quickly as possible or, in some cases, just to be seen drinking. Gold Rush Made of equal parts Goldschläger and Red Bull energy drink in a shot glass, the Gold Rush is a favorite of San Francisco football fans. The more modern take is to serve it straight up in a cocktail glass. Whiskey Smash Fans of the mint julep may want to sample this citrus-heavy cocktail. Not that that's a bad thing.