Cocktail parties are among the most popular social events, which are enjoyed by friends, couples, and colleagues on any given day. However, not everyone is aware of some of the commonly known cocktail names. Many people feel overwhelmed by the options. But in reality, these are just variations of the already existing beverages.
Mocktail and Cocktail
Mocktail and cocktail are basically mixed alcoholic drinks that contain vermouth, gin, rum, whiskey, brandy, or lemon juice. These flavors usually consist of different fruits and spices like ginger ale, whiskey, tequila, and rum. In most cases, the alcohol is added to the ingredients at the beginning and served in a fancy glass in a very short time so that the guests can drink it without delay.
There are various cocktails that you can serve at your celebrations, and some may even be suitable for newlyweds. You can also have mixed drinks during bachelor parties and bridal showers.
However, you will need to be very careful about the ingredients you use and how you mix them. There are different ingredients used in making these drinks, and they are either sweetened with honey or lemonade or sweetened with fruit juices.
Liqueurs and Tinctures
Other than these, there are also some other common ingredients in the making of these mixed drinks. For example, we can talk about liqueurs and tinctures. Liqueurs are basically herbs and distilled spirits infused with specific tastes to give them a particular taste. We have gin, whiskey and vermouth in this category. Other ingredients that can be used for the creation of these drinks include different fruits and spices.
One of the best-known examples of mixing drinks is the Manhattan. This is one of the oldest drinks, and it was invented by Peter Gatzar. It is a mixture of mixing equal parts of brandy, soda water, hard liquor, and cream of tartar. This drink is very popular in New York City. It became popular worldwide due to a television series called “College Years”.
Another drink that we can talk about is the Manhattan cocktail made with rum. The ingredients in a Manhattan cocktail made with rum include brandy, soda, hard liquor, sugar, water, and ice. When these ingredients are combined, it makes a very strong drink that is very popular for parties. Sometimes, this drink is served without any ice because it tastes too strong and it is not good for some people.
Most bartenders serve it with a lemon wedge or lemonade. Some of them also serve with an olive on top of the Manhattan cocktail. The drink is very popular because of its flavor and because of its price. It is one of the cheapest drinks served in bars and nightclubs.
This is one of the most popular cocktails you will find. For this drink, the lime is mixed with gin, egg white, and milk. Most bartenders serve Negroni with a squeeze of lemon. The Negroni is said to have been invented in Florence, Italy, by an Italian count.
Old Fashioned Cocktail
Old Fashioned is another popular cocktail created by mixing gin, egg white, and rum or any kind of spirits with a touch of simple sugar. Some people believe that there should be more gin, but this is just a matter of preference. Remember that an old-fashioned cocktail created with simple sugar is called a Manhattan.