Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or having a night out at a cocktail bar with friends, the best drink that goes with any situation is a good, old, classic cocktail.
So here’s a curated list of the 3 most popular cocktail drinks that you need to try the next time you’re out and about with friends.
A minty fresh mojito should be at the top of anyone’s to-try list when it comes to cocktails.
This traditional Cuban highball (alcoholic spirit often mixed with a non-alcoholic mixer such as coke) is the perfect summer afternoon drink to soothe the nerves.
The drink is usually made by mixing five core ingredients: White rum, sugar, soda water, lime juice and fresh mint leaves with the drink being served on the rocks (poured over ice)
The drink tastes like a fuzzy mint lime drink that’s a bit sweet] which in turn disguises the alcoholic taste of the white rum, making it easy to drink and refreshing to the taste.
So, if you ever find yourself indulging on the sweet, minty tasting mojito, make sure you’re aware of how much you’ve had as it can be easy to consume a lot of these delicious drinks.
2. Piña Colada
This Puerto Rican cocktail is known for the iconic ‘Poco Grande’ glass that it’s served in. Guaranteed to be found at any bar whether it’s your local pub or a beach resort, you can never go wrong with having a Piña Colada.
A Piña Colada is usually made with three ingredients: 120ml of pineapple juice, 60ml of white rum and 60ml of coconut milk or cream of coconut with the option to garnish with a pineapple wedge.
The taste is known to be a delicious tropical treat that tastes like pineapple and coconut. If you choose to blend the drink with ice, you can reach a texture that is similar to that of a smoothie. This then makes the drink rich and thick to taste.
Overall, the Piña Colada is a great drink to have if you’re craving for a tropical fruit alcoholic beverage or rather an alcoholic smoothie-like drink. Perfect for the summer-time.
3. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
Another alcoholic beverage where its origins come from Cuba, the Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri is an amazing choice when the summer heatwave hits and you find yourself surrounded by close company or when you’re on holiday with the family and you’re relaxing by the pool. This delicious, icy treat contains both the invigorating effects of a smoothie and the relaxing undertone of alcohol.
This summer cocktail is made with 5 key ingredients: 120ml of white rum, 250g of frozen strawberries, 30ml of sugar syrup, 60ml of lime juice (squeezed from fresh limes) and 60g of fresh strawberries This drink is then blended with ice to create that smoothie-like consistency.
Taste is often described to be a slightly tangy, sweet but fruity drink however measurements can always be changed and altered to fit whatever flavour profile you’re after.
Overall, if you’d like to spice up your summer and are in the mood for an alcoholic smoothie, the Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri is your go-to drink. Looking for a good bar in London? Check out Gigi’s Hoxton, a hoxton bar in Shoreditch, London.