Cocktails are colorful, sweet, fruit-infused drinks that it’s sometimes easy to forget contain alcohol. Cocktails are elegant, sophisticated and glamorous, that’s why ladies love them. With cocktails being viewed as sexy, it’s not surprising that ladies choose a cocktail at a nightclub or on an evening out. The best cocktails that ladies find truly amazing are listed here. The recipes are listed so that you can make your own or share with the ladies in your life:
These cocktails are made with 2oz whisky, 3/4oz Sweet red vermouth a dash of angostura bitters and garnished with a maraschino cherry. Commonly used whiskeys include rye, Canadian whisky, bourbon, blended whiskey, and Tennessee whiskey. The ingredients are stirred over ice, strained into a chilled glass, garnished and served without ice.
The piña colada originated in Puerto Rico and the translation from Spanish is literally ‘strained pineapple’. The cocktail is made with 1oz white rum, 1oz coconut cream or coconut milk and 3oz pineapple juice. The ingredients are mixed with crushed ice until smooth, poured into a chilled glass and served with a garnish of either a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry, or both.
The Singapore Sling is a gin-based cocktail made with 3cl gin, 1.5cl cherry liqueur (cherry brandy), 0.75cl cointreau, 0.75cl bénédictine, 1cl grenadine, 12cl pineapple juice, 1.5cl fresh lime juice and 1 dash angostura bitters. All the ingredients are poured into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes which is well shaken and then strained into a high-ball glass and garnished with a pineapple slice and maraschino cherry.
This cocktail originated in Venice, Italy. 4oz prosecco, 2oz Fresh peach purée, and white peaches are the only ingredients. The peach puree is poured into a chilled champagne flute and the prosecco added and gently stirred. The drink is served without ice. The drink got it’s name from it’s pink color, a prominent shade found in a painting by the artist Giovanni Bellini.
A cosmopolitan is a cocktail made with 1 1/2oz vodka citron, 1/2oz cointreau, 1oz cranberry juice and 1/2oz freshly squeezed or sweetened lime juice. All ingredients are poured into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and well shaken. It is then double strained into large cocktail glass and garnished with a lime wedge or lemon slice.
Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are 1 1/2oz white rum, 1/2oz simple syrup, 1oz lime juice. All the ingredients are poured into a shaker with ice cubes and well shaken. This is then strained into a chilled cocktail glass without ice or over crushed ice.
Also known as a Vodka buck, these cocktails are made with 4oz ginger beer, 1 1/2oz vodka, 1/6oz lime juice which are gently stirred. It is traditionally served in a copper mug or a high-ball glass over ice and garnished with a lime slice.
The ingredients are 1 1/2oz white rum, 6 leaves of mint, soda water, 1 oz fresh lime juice and 2 teaspoons sugar. The mint leaves are bruised with the sugar and lime juice, rum is then poured over ice and topped with soda water and the drink garnished with the mint leaves.