Bar hoppers have been sipping classic cocktails for decades because they are of course classic and also timeless. Classic drinks like a martini, an old fashioned, and a daiquiri will simply never go out of style. Here is a list of the best ones to order the next time you head out on a night out with the pals.
At the top of the list is an old fashioned. The recipe is simple. You will need 2 oz of bourbon or rye whiskey, 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, 1 sugar cube or 1 tsp sugar and an Orange twist garnish. Put the sugar in a glass and cover it with the dashes of bitters. Add your whiskey and stir until sugar dissolves. Add ice, stir again, and serve.
Second on our list is a margarita. A well-made version is a fresh mix of lime juice and tequila, with a hint of sweetener. You will need 2 oz of tequila, 1 oz of Cointreau, 1 oz of lime juice and salt for the rim. Since this recipe includes fresh juice, it should be shaken and not stirred. Serve it over ice in a glass with a salted rim.
Next on the list is the Moscow mule. Popular for a good reason, the Moscow Mule is one of the most refreshing things to sip on a hot summer day. You will need 2 oz of vodka, 4-6 oz of ginger beer and 5 oz of lime juice. Squeeze the lime juice into a glass, add two or three ice cubes, pour in the vodka and fill the rest of the glass with cold ginger beer. Stir and serve.
Next on the list is the popular Whiskey Sour. Perhaps the most refreshing whiskey cocktail, this is a classic favourite. You will need 2 oz of whiskey, 1 oz of lemon juice, 1 tsp of sugar and 1 egg white – this is optional. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Add ice and shake again then strain it over ice in a rock glass.
Next on the list is the mimosa. This recipe might be the simplest cocktail ever created: just combine equal parts of the champagne and orange juice in a champagne glass and voila! You’ve got yourself a mimosa.
Next up, the mint julep. You will need 2 oz of bourbon, 8-10 mint leaves and 0.25 oz of simple syrup. You should start by muddling the mint leaves and simple syrup in a mint julep cup. After that, add the bourbon and fill the cup with crushed ice. Stir until the cup is frosted and fill with more crushed ice. Serve the drink with a straw and a mint sprig garnish.
Next on the list, the classic martini. This classic cocktail has become so popular that there are thousands of variations of it, like lychee, chocolate, peach and mango. Whether you are drinking it with gin or vodka, stirred is the way to go when ordering a martini. You will need 3 oz of gin or vodka, 0.5 oz of dry vermouth and a lemon peel. Stir the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Squeeze oil from lemon peel into the glass and serve.
Last of the list is a daiquiri. You will need 2 oz of rum, 1 oz of simple syrup and 1 oz of lime juice. Shake the ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel and serve.