We are living in exceptionally difficult times and we must hold on to just about any reason to celebrate. And after a long day of work, most of us like to sit down to binge on our favourite shows with a yummy food and drink in hand. But this too can get monotonous if you are eating the same food and sipping on the same drinks every day. And since we know that you like variety, we thought that World Cocktail Day would be the perfect occasion to curate a list of our very best cocktails for you. Take a look at some of the perfect recipes to spruce up your summer dinners.
7 Classic Cocktail Recipes For You:
Martini is the ultimate cocktail. In fact, had there been just one cocktail in the world, it would have to be the martini. Add a fun twist to James Bond's favourite with the devil martini — a blend of vodka, tobacco sauce, sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Add some lime juice too, and you have the perfect cocktail for a dinner party. Here's the recipe.
Some white rum, a bit of sugar syrup, soda with a hint of lime and mint is all that you need to beat the heat this summer with this easy recipe of the classic cocktail. Bookmark this recipe for the hottest days this summer.
Unwind after a log day with this simple cocktail that requires just three ingredients – lime, vodka and sugar. For extra freshness, add some mint leaves. It's very simple to make. In fact, you can make the drink in the glass you'll use. Here's how to make this drink that's popular in Brazil.
Long Island Ice Tea
When a pitcher of beer feels too heavy in summer, look to this alcoholic drink to save the day. But beware that it's quite potent, as it is made with a mix of four liquors – gin, tequila, vodka and rum. It's one of the best cocktails you would come across. Click here for the recipe.
A cocktail is made with tomato juice and vodka. It's seasoned with Worcester sauce, Tabasco and lemon juice, which gives the cocktail its spicy undertones. For the recipe, click here.
There is no wrong ingredient to make a sangria. To spice it, you can add your favourite fruits, liquors and spices. No matter what you add, it will always taste delicious. This fresh fruit wine cocktail originated from Spain. All that you need, apart from the fruits of your choice, is some red wine. Enjoy it any time, be it a sunny brunch or a romantic evening. Click here for the recipe.
It's one of the classiest cocktails. The Margarita with the salted rim is one of the most popular cocktails of all time. It's a blend tequila, lime and sugar. If you don't want a mouthful of sodium, you can skip the step where you have to apply salt on the rim of your glass. Here's the recipe.
If you're going to mix drinks, do it well. With these classic recipes, you cannot go wrong. And do let us know which one you liked the most.