There won’t be a party without cocktails. It is a very popular drink. The cocktail is one of the best drinks available in the world.

History of cocktails

The history of cocktails goes back to 1800. The term ‘Cocktail’ was derived from the US. It was described as a kind of alcoholic drink made with a spirit mixed with water, bitters, and sugar. In 1862, the cocktail had become a staple drink in bars and popular among the general population. At present, the cocktail contains a liqueur. The use of bitterness is considered an integral element.

Some people believe that the term “Cocktail” came from cocktailed horses. It is not a pure animal that comes from a thoroughbred. The drink cocktail is also a combination of a few substances.

The preference of people for both old and new cocktails never declines. It increases day by day. Baristas and other experts related to cocktail recipes are recreating favorite cocktails by adding new ingredients.

Mojito

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A list of popular cocktails is useless without Mojito. It is popular all around the world. Mojito is available in cocktail bars. So you can easily buy it. Mojito is a perfect summer drink to make your body cool. If you are on a date then better to order a Mojito. Your girl may also love it. So make your first date wondering by sipping Mojito.

There are lots of benefits in Mojito. These include good breath, don’t make stains on your dress, and is easy to make. You make a Mojito by using mint, lime, sugar, rum, and ice. It contains calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat, sodium, and cholesterol.

Take ten fresh mint leaves, a few lime wedges, white sugar, ice, one and a half fluid ounces white rum, and a half cup of club soda to make your own glass of Mojito at home. Mix sugar, club soda, and mint leave by putting them into a glass. Muddle it well to dissolve sugar and to get the mint flavor. add rum and stir it well. You can fill the remaining space with ice cubes. Top the glass with club soda. You can use a mint sprig to garnish the glass.

Mai Tai

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Mai Tai is a mojito having a sweet and vibrant taste. It is a mixture of light and dark rum, orgeat syrup, lime juice, and orange curacao

You can make a Mai Tai cocktail at home.

Espresso Martini

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If you prefer cocktails creamy and caffeinated then Espresso Martini is the best cocktail for you. It is a perfect blend of alcohol and coffee. A few drops of almond syrup can enhance the flavors of your cocktail.

You need one and a half ounces of vodka, espresso, Kahlua, and milk or light cream plus ice to make an Espresso Martini at home. First, make a shot of espresso and mix the Kahula, vodka, espresso, and milk in a shaker by adding ice. Shake or stir and strain out the drink into a glass. You can use chocolate-coated coffee beans to decorate your Espresso Martini glass.

Sex on the Beach

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Sex on the beach is a cocktail having fruity flavor. It is ideal as a summer drink. It is a colorful, tropical, and welcoming sight at a party. A small amount of Vodka will give a marvelous taste to this cocktail. A strawberry vodka or coconut vodka is an ideal choice for you.

Aperol Spritz

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Aperol Spritz is one of the best cocktail choices for summer. The brand itself describes Aperol as “zesty orange with complex herbal scents harmonized with a touch of vanilla’’. You can either make this cocktail at home or buy it from a nearby restaurant.

Strawberry Daiquiri

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Strawberry Daiquiri is a famous cocktail among cocktail enthusiasts. You can blend it with ice for more taste. It is an ideal drink for a hot day in summer.

I will tell you the way to make a strawberry Daiquiri at home. Take 2 ounces of light rum, half an ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice, 1 ounce of simple syrup, 1 cup of ice, and 2 or 3 strawberries. Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Make sure you blend it until smooth. Pour it into a glass and garnish it with some strawberries.

Pornstar Martini

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Many people in the UK love the Pornstar Martini cocktail. Douglas Ankrah, a London-based bartender is the creator of this cocktail. It was introduced in 2002. There are several variations in the recipe like vanilla vodka. You can add some wine to taste your glass of Pornstar Martini.

Cosmopolitan

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Many people love to sip Cosmopolitan cocktails. Lime juice, triple sec, cranberry juice, and vodka are used to make it. You need to find a good brand of Cointreau Triple and cranberry juice. Cosmopolitan gives a slightly tart taste.

Long Island Iced Tea

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Long Island Iced Tea is a famous cocktail in the world. It is a heavy blend of spirits, a liqueur, lemon juice, and cola. A combination of gin, rum, vodka, and tequila makes Long Island Iced Tea. Though the name contains the word tea, you won’t find tea in the recipe for this cocktail. The color and flavor are reminiscent of a cool glass of iced tea.

You need half an ounce of vodka, gin, light rum, tequila, triple sec along with 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and 6 ounces of cola to make Long Island Iced Tea. Pour the gin, vodka, rum, gin, tequila, and triple sec into a glass with ice. Then stir well. Now, you need to top the glass off with cola. Long Island Tea Cocktail is ready to serve. Add a straw and taste your cocktail.

Woo Woo

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Woo Woo is a fruity cocktail. It is easy to mix and also easy to make. You need vodka, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice to make a glass of Woo Woo. The combination of these three ingredients will gift you a cup of cocktails that will amaze your taste buds.