My 6 Favourite Cocktail Recipes (#4 Is Deliiiish!)

Although not a huge drinker I do enjoy a refreshing cocktail on a Saturday evening either in a bar with friends or even at home.

Sometimes it's relaxing to mix one up post work during the week to drink with dinner and wind down, it gives a little something to look forward to in the evening.

So I thought I'd share some of my favourite alcoholic drinks and cocktail ideas for you to be inspired by.

Here's a selection of my favourite cocktails...

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My 6 Favourite Cocktail Recipes

1. Sparkling Mocktails

Sometimes I want the fruit taste of a cocktail just without the alcohol so that's where this mocktail comes into play.

It's essentially just fizzy water over ice injected with grapefruit soda and a chunk of fresh grapefruit on the side of the glass but it's refreshing and has a summery vibe to it.

2. Bounty Cider Sangria

Sangria, as you know, is traditionally made with Red Wine in Spain however you can make an apple cider version instead which goes down well in the autumn months particularly.

Get a sharp knife and chop finely the apples into thin slices and I also add oranges and other citrus fruits, just whatever I have to hand.

If you prefer a more "mulled" cider version then you can heat either in a pot on the gas hob or for a few seconds in the microwave, just be careful not to use a glass that will explode in the microwave.

3. Ginger Beer Mojitos

Make a traditional Mojito then add a few splashes of ginger beer for an interesting twist, the ginger beer mixes well with the rum and almost clashes with the fresh citrus lime but something about it is very refreshing.

You can make these in advance then store in the fridge for later in the day when you're ready to drink them.

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4. Vegan Frozen White Russians

If you like the idea of a White Russian cocktail but can't drink milk as you're vegan or intolerant then switch it out for coconut or almond milk instead and vegan chocolate (or simply ditch the chocolate), it's delicious.

5. Watermelon Cucumber Slushies

Have you ever noticed how similar cucumber and watermelon actually tastes? Together they are a delicious mix especially when blended with ice on a summers day for a Watermelon Cucumber Slushy.

6. Skinny Shamrock Shakes

These shakes are delicious but the typical recipe is heavy on the fat due to the ice cream and whipped cream but you can switch the cream for almond milk and cut back on the ice cream if you prefer a skinny version.

Cocktail Questions

What is the most popular cocktail?

Mojito, as according to TheSpirtsBusiness, it was searched over 43,000 times on Google which is more than any other cocktail was searched.

A Mojito is mixed using rum, fresh mint, fresh lime, sugar and soda and is a relatively simple and straight forward cocktail to make.

What are the most popular classic cocktails called?

Here are some of the names of classic cocktails...

  1. Mojito.
  2. Bloody Mary (a classic combo of tomato juice, salt, Tabasco sauce and other spices, and celery)
  3. Pina Colada (with fresh pineapple juice and coconut)
  4. Margarita.
  5. Long Island Ice Tea.
  6. French Martini.
  7. Old Fashioned.
  8. Whisky Sour.
  9. Sex On The Beach.
  10. Daquiri (the banana version being my personal favourite)

What are common cocktail ingredients?

  • Garnishes such as fresh fruit like Limes.
  • Spirits such as vodka, rum, whisky, gin.
  • Mixers like tonic waters, soda, lime juice, ginger ale, cranberry juice, pineapple juice. 
  • Maraschino cherries.
  • Simple Syrup.
  • Ice.

Enjoy These Cocktail And Alcoholic Drink Ideas

I hope these ideas for cocktails, mocktails, and other alcoholic drinks have inspired you to create some delicious drinks of your own.

Honestly, I find it quite exciting knowing I will be drinking a homemade cocktail at the weekend or after a busy day at work as they are so refreshing and put a smile on my face.

Just remember to drink moderately so you don't regret it the next day and ruin the fun please!

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