Let’s be real. Who doesn’t like to spend their weekends ordering fun drinks at the bar and practically getting drunk? All of us do! Well, most of us do. 

Forgetting all your worries or cooling off after a long heated day at work goes hand in hand with getting drunk. On that note, today’s article brings you some of the most delicious cocktail recipes from around the world. 

Whether you like to go to fancy bars and get drunk or you prefer mixing appetizing cocktails at home, here are the 10 best cocktail drinks that you must try once in your life: 

Also read: 10 Drinks You Should Try If You Don’t Like The Taste Of Alcohol

10 Cocktail drinks you must try once in your life

Here are 10 must-try recipes for cocktails that you can’t do without!

1. Manhattan 

Kicking off our list with a classic New Yorker, we have the timeless Manhattan cocktail. Whiskey is complicated alcohol and doesn’t suit everyone’s taste, but Manhattan is a must-try. The Manhattan is also one of the booziest drinks there is, the flavour of Bourbon or Canadian whiskey gives it a strong flavour. 

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You can easily mix a Manhattan at home as the recipe is quite simple. Just take a cocktail glass, mix rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and two dashes of Angostura bitters. To finish it off, garnish it with a couple of cherries and voila!

2. Dirty Bong water

The name might sound unappetizing, but we assure you that the flavour of the drink isn’t! The dirty bong water drink is a classic cocktail that has a touch of sweetness to it. Thus, if you are a “sweet-drink” person, this has the potential of becoming your go-to drink. The dirty bong water shot has a blend of spiced rum with blue curacao, raspberry and amaretto. It has a citrusy flavour to counter the surplus sweetness. 

The best thing about the dirty bong water cocktail is that it is customizable. Yes, you heard that right. You can make your own variation of this classic drink. One of the most popular variations includes mixing peach schnapps for a fruity flavour. 

3. Old-Fashioned

If you are a regular at the bar, then you have probably ordered an Old-Fashioned before. One of the tastiest cocktails, the old-fashioned is a simple concoction. Using whiskey as the base, you can experiment with the Old-Fashioned by adding fruity flavours to it. 

The simple recipe makes the Old-fashioned one of the most popular drinks in the world. Go to any bar in any country and they’ll serve you a great Old-fashioned.

Also read: 6 Fun Filled Whiskey Drinking Games: Drink Your Whiskey With A Twist

4. French 75

If you are a Champagne kind of person, you should definitely try the French 75. Another simple yet delicious concoction for a cocktail, the French 75 has been around for centuries. It was created during World War I. The recipe for French 75 includes gin, regular sweet syrup, lemon juice and champagne. That’s it. You mix the drinks together and the perfect French 75 will be ready in under 3 minutes.

Remember to serve the French 75 chilled for the best taste. One of the best drinks to serve at a party, you can never go wrong with a French 75. 

6. Spritz

If you are not big on whiskey and hardcore liqueurs, give the classic Spritz a try! Similar to the White Claw beverage, Spritz is low on the alcoholic content and high on flavours. The Spritz is one of the most refreshing cocktails and definitely, a must-try.

The recipe for this concoction is simple and can be easily mixed by someone who isn’t a professional bartender. Take equal parts Aperol and Cinzano Prosecco with a dash of Soda and there you go. Your Spritz will be ready in under 2 minutes! 

If you want to give your Spritz a fancy touch, you can garnish it with a slice of orange peel.

6. Sidecar

Sure you can sip your cognac dry, but why would you want to when you could have something even better? Try the sidecar. A citrusy cocktail, the sidecar mixes cognac, fresh lemon juice and orange liquor. Don’t forget to coat the rim of the glass with castor sugar as it counters the wicked flavours of the cognac.

7. Blood and Sand

Again, you could sip your scotch dry. But you can have something better and life-changing if you try the iconic Blood and Sand. Yes, it is as intimidating as it sounds. Made of equal parts scotch, sweet vermouth, freshly squeezed orange juice and Cherry Heering, the Blood and Sand is one the most bougie drinks you will ever have.

If you are on a date and want to impress the girl, definitely order the Blood and sand.

8. Bloody Mary

Yes, not all drinks are aimed at giving you a hangover. This one is actually aimed at curing your hangover. Also makes for a nutritious breakfast cocktail (if you are into day drinking of course), the Bloody Mary is a vodka and tomato juice concoction. Add some celery salt for an enhanced taste. 

Every bartender in the world gives the iconic Bloody Mary their own special twist. And so can you! 

9. Pimm’s Cup

Another classic cocktail, the Pimm’s cup is for those who like the healthier things in life and usually stay away from hard liquor. The Pimm’s cup originated at Wimbledon and since then it has been a quintessential summer cocktail. 

Not only is it refreshing but it is also packed with flavours. For this recipe, you will need Pimm’s No. 1, fresh lemonade, orange, kiwi, cherries, strawberries and some cucumber and mint leaves to garnish.

If you are throwing a pool party, the Pimm’s cup is a must! 

10. Tom Collins

Ending the list of must-try cocktails with a classic, the Tom Collins is a must-have. This is one drink that every bartender around the world is familiar with. You can change the base alcohol with any kind that you like, be it whiskey, gin or vodka! 

Tom Collins is a must-try and it is ready under 5 minutes.

This was our complete list of cocktails that you must try once in your life! Happy drinking!