20 Most Popular Mixed Drinks To Treat Yourself Occasionally

Most of us like to drink occasionally. We have so many reasons to drink but it happens more commonly when you are in a mood of celebration. Drinking is just one of our ways to celebrate but sometimes, we drink because we are sad or we are mourning. In every party or celebration, drinks are always present and have been a tradition to everybody. Well it is important for you to know what drink suits you best and in favor of your taste. Below are 20 most popular mixed drinks for you to check. Also, tell us in comments, which one is your favorite?

Top 20 Most Popular Mixed Drinks

Please make a note that we are not encouraging you to consume these alcoholic drinks. You must have heard a lot of disadvantages of drinking alcohol but understand that there are some health benefits too. Consuming alcohol is good, as long as you stay in the recommended limit, which is clearly given by Wikipedia. It is a problem only when you exceed the required limits. Hence, occasional treat is always good for your health.

1. Mojito

Most Popular Mixed DrinksThis is one of the most popular mixed drinks. It consists of white rum, mint, sugar, lime juice and sparkling water. This cocktail has low alcohol substance which is only 10% alcohol by volume. Mojito is one of the famous rum-based drinks.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 ounce of light rum
  • Soda Water
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 ounce of Lime Juice
  • Mint Spigs

Instructions On How To Mix It?

Lightly mix the sugar, mint and soda water together in a mixing glass until you can see that the sugar is dissolved and you can smell the aroma of mint. After that, pour the lime juice and juice into the glass, and shake it together with ice. At the top, decorate it with mint sprig and serve it to family and visitors.

2. Jello Shots (Gelatin Shot)

Popular Mixed Drinks

A drink in which alcohol mixed is usually vodka, neutral grain spirit, rum or tequila. The alcohol is used to replace the water or juice that is used to solidify the gel.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 cups of Vodka
  • 3 packs of Jello with sugar

How To Prepare It?

Boil the 3 cups of water and add the jello. Stir the jello and water well until the jello is completely dissolved. After that, add the 2 cups of vodka into the mixture and stir well. Once it is mixed together, pour the mixture into the shot glasses and chill until it solidifies. Then, serve and eat.

3. Long Island Iced Tea

famous Mixed Drinks

Yet another most popular mixed drink is none other than Long Island Iced Tea. This is one example of the alcoholic mixed drinks which contains gin, triple sec, vodka, light rum and tequila. It is named Long Island Iced Tea because of the same color and taste as that of Iced tea.

Ingredients:

  • 1 part of vodka
  • 1 part of gin
  • 1 part of tequila
  • 1 part of rum
  • 1 part of triple sec
  • Coca Cola
  • 1 and ½ part of Sour mix

How To Make It?

Mix the ingredients together with an ice in a mixing glass. After that, pour the mixture altogether in a shaker and give one fast shake. Pour it back together in a glass and decorate it with lemon on top.

4. Cosmopolitan #1

Top 20 Most Popular Mixed Drinks

Informally known as cosmo, this is already available in New York as early as 1993. It is a cocktail drink that is made from triple sec, vodka, sweetened lime juice and cranberry juice.

Ingredients:

  • ½ ounce of triple sec
  • ½ ounce of sweetened lime juice
  • ½ ounce of cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce of vodka

How To Make It?

Mix and shake the ingredients well in a shaker together with ice. After that, put the lime on the rim of the wine glass and pour the mixture. Enjoy!

5. 1-900-Feuk-Meup

Most Popular Mixed Drinks

Ingredients:

  • ¼ oz of Grand Marnier
  • ¼ oz of Chambord raspberry liqueur
  • ½ oz of Absolut Kurant
  • ¼ oz of Malibu Rum
  • ¼ oz Pineapple juice
  • ¼ oz Amaretto
  • ½ oz Cranberry juice

How To Make It?

Shake all the ingredients in the mixing tin that is filled with ice cubes. Pour the mixture in a rock glass and enjoy the drink.

6. Old Fashioned

Most Popular Mixed Drinks

This is a cocktail drink, which was developed during the 19th century but received its name in the 1880s. This drink is made from sugar, bitters, whiskey or brandy and citrus rind.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of rye whiskey or bourbon (use the whiskey that is good)
  • 2-3 dashes of bitters
  • 1 tsp of refined sugar or use a 1 sugar cube

How To Make It?

Put the sugar in the Old Fashioned glass and muddle it with bitters. After that, put a few drops of water and stir it well until you can see that the sugar is dissolved. Pour the whiskey into the mixture, stir well and add some large ice cubes. Stir well the mixture again, and garnish the drink with a cherry or a slice of orange.

7. Martinez

Most Popular Mixed Drinks

This is a cocktail drink that is made by mixing gin, maraschino or curacao, bitters and sweet vermouth. The flavor of this drink is refreshing and complex, and it has a sweet taste compared to other Martinis.

Ingredients:

  • 1 and ½ once of sweet vermouth
  • 1 and ½ ounce of Old Tom gin
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • 1 tsp of Maraschino liquor
  • For garnish, you can use Lemon twist

How To Make It?

Fill the mixing glass with ice and add the sweet vermouth, gin, orange bitters and Maraschino liqueur. Mix and stir it well until it becomes cold. Then, pour the mixture into a cocktail glass. Over the cocktail, twist the lemon peel to express its juice and rub the rim of the glass using the peel and enjoy the drink.

8. Martini

Most Popular Mixed Drinks

Martini is a drink that is known to be one of the popular mixed drinks. This cocktail drink is made from vermouth and gin, and decorated it with a lemon twist or an olive. Martini is often called as “The Elixir of Quietude”.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of dry vermouth
  • 1 dash of orange bitters
  • 2 ounces of dry gin

How To Make It?

Combine all the ingredients together in a mixing glass and fill it with ice. Stir the mixture well until it becomes cold and pour it into a cocktail glass. For garnish, use an olive or twist a lemon peel over the drink.

9. Manhattan

Most Popular Mixed Drinks

This is a cocktail drink that is made from bitters, sweet vermouth and whiskey. The whiskeys that are commonly used to make a Manhattan drink includes blended whiskey, rye, Canadian whiskey, bourbon, and Tennessee whiskey. Manhattan turns out to be one of the popular mixed drinks.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces of rye whiskey
  • 2 Maraschino cherries
  • 4 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 2 ounces of sweet vermouth

How To Make It?

In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine all the liquid ingredients. Mix and stir well until the outside part of the shaker becomes cold. After that, pour the drink into the cocktail glass and for garnish, put the cherry on top and serve quickly.

10. Brooklyn

Most Popular Mixed Drinks

This is one of the five cocktails that is named after the cities of New York. Before, it is called as Amer Picon which is very rare in the US.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of dry vermouth
  • 2 ounces of whiskey
  • ¼ ounce of Amer Picon
  • ¼ ounce of Maraschino liqueur

How To Make It?

Mix all the ingredients well with ice and stir thoroughly until it becomes cold. After that, pour the mixture evenly in a cocktail glass and serve right away.

11. Daiquiri

20 Most Popular Mixed Drinks To Treat Yourself Occasionally

This is also one of the cocktail drinks which includes main ingredients like sugar, citrus or lime juice and rum.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • ¾ ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces of light rum

How To Make It?

In a cocktail shaker, put the lime juice and sugar, and stir it well until the sugar is dissolved. After that, add the rum into the mixture and fill the shaker with lots of ice. Shake the mixture well for 10 seconds until it is well chilled and pour it in a cocktail glass. For garnish, place a slice of lime over the drink and serve it.

12. Margarita

20 Most Popular Mixed Drinks To Treat Yourself Occasionally

Margarita is one of the most popular mixed drinks too. It is a cocktail drink which consists of lime or lemon juice, triple sec and tequila, and it is often served with salt. Margarita is served mixed with ice or called “on the rocks”, frozen margarita or blended with ice or straight up (without ice).

Ingredients:

  • Lime slices plus two for garnish
  • 4 oz of Blanco tequila
  • 1 and ½ oz of fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz of Cointreau
  • 2 tbsp of salt

How To Make It?

Rub the lime slices around the rims of the rock glass and dip the rim into salt. After that, set aside. Combine the Cointreau, lime juice and tequila in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake it thoroughly until it is cold for 15 seconds. Put some fresh ice into the glass and pour the Margarita mixture into it. Place some lime slice on the rim of the glass for garnish and it is ready to serve.

13. Sidecar

20 Most Popular Mixed Drinks To Treat Yourself Occasionally

We are sure you know what a Sidear is. This cocktail drink originally made from cognac, lemon juice and orange liqueur (Grand Gala or another triple sec, Grand Marnier and Cointreau).

Ingredients:

  • ¾ oz of fresh lemon juice for tasting
  • For garnish, you can use superfine sugar
  • 2 oz of VSOP Armagnac, cognac or California brandy

How To Make It?

(Optional) Make a slit or cut in a lemon slice to prepare the cocktail glass and run the cut part around the mouth of the glass. After that, dip the rim of the glass into the saucer with superfine sugar to create a crust and chill it until it is needed.Put all the ingredients into the cocktail shaker and fill it with lots of ice. Shake it well for 10 seconds until it is well-chilled. Pour the mixture into the prepared cocktail glass and put a lemon peel on top for garnish. Serve right away and enjoy.

14. French 75

20 Most Popular Mixed Drinks To Treat Yourself Occasionally

This is a cocktail drink that is made as early as 1915. French 75 consists of sugar, lemon juice, champagne and gin. It is also called as 75 Cocktail or Soxiante Quinze in French.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz of fresh lemon juice
  • Sparkling wine or champagne
  • 1 oz of gin
  • For garnish, use cocktail cherry and long thin lemon spiral

How To Make It?

Fill the cocktail shaker with lots of ice. Combine the gin, sugar and lemon juice into the cocktail shaker and shake it thoroughly for about 15 seconds until it is chilled. In a champagne flute, pour the mixture. Top the drink with champagne and stir it gently. For garnish, place the long thin lemon spiral and the cherry on top.

15. Bloody Mary

20 Most Popular Mixed Drinks To Treat Yourself Occasionally

This drink is called to be the “World’s Most Intricate Cocktail”. It is also one of the popular mixed drinks which consists of tomato juice, vodka, combinations of spices and other flavorings such as Tobasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Piri piri sauce, Horseradish, bouillon or beef consommé, salt, olives, celery, celery salt, lemon juice, black pepper and cayenne pepper.

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of celery
  • 2 oz of vodka
  • 4 oz of tomato juice
  • ½ tsp of grated horseradish
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp of hot sauce
  • ½ tsp of ground black pepper for tasting
  • ¼ tsp of soy sauce
  • ¼ lemon and cut into 2 wedges
  • ½ tsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp of celery salt

How To Make It?

Put the celery salt in a low saucer. Then rub the rim of the tumbler using the lemon wedge and dip the rim of the tumbler into the saucer with celery salt. After that, fill the tumbler with ice. In the cocktail shaker, put the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, black pepper, horseradish and hot sauce. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and add the lemon juice from the remains of lemon wedge, tomato juice and vodka. Shake the mixture thoroughly, put seasonings and heat it. After that, pour the mixture into the glass filled with ice and place a celery stalk for garnish. Serve it right away.

16. Irish Coffee

Top 20 Most Popular Mixed Drinks

This cocktail drink consists of Irish whiskey, sugar, hot coffee and topped with whipped cream.

Ingredients:

  • Thick or Heavy cream
  • ½ to 1 oz of syrup (simple)
  • 4 oz of fresh-brewed coffee
  • 1 and ½ oz of Irish whiskey for tasting

How To Make It?

Beat the cream until it becomes thick. In an Irish coffee glass, put the coffee, simple syrup and whiskey. Stir to mix the ingredients well and gently, spoon a ½ inch of cream at the top of the coffee mixture to taste.

17. Jack Rose

Top 20 Most Popular Mixed Drinks

This is a classic cocktail drink that was popular during the 1920s and 1930s. This drink contains lime or lemon juice, applejack and grenadine.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ oz of homemade grenadine
  • 2 oz of Laird’s Applejack
  • 1 dash of Peychaud’s bitters
  • ¾ oz of fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon twist

How To Make It?

In a cocktail shaker, mix the bitters, lemon juice, applejack and grenadine. Load the shaker with lots of ice and shake it thoroughly for about 15 seconds until it is chilled. Pour the mixture into the martini glass and squeeze the lemon twist over the drink. Rub the mouth of the glass using the lemon twist and serve the drink.

18. Negroni

Top 20 Most Popular Mixed Drinks

This cocktail drink is called “aperitif”. It consists of vermouth, gin, campari and orange peel.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz of campari
  • 1 oz of sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz of dry gin

How To Make It?

You can serve Negroni in two ways: straight up or on the rocks. Just combine all the ingredients in a glass full of ice and stir to mix it well. Squeeze a thin slice of orange peel over the drink, and use the peel as garnish.

19. Boulevardier

Top 20 Most Popular Mixed Drinks

This cocktail is similar to Negroni. The only difference is that, boulevardier uses rye whiskey or bourbon whiskey instead of gin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz of Campari
  • 1 oz of sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz of rye or bourbon whiskey
  • For garnish, cherry or orange twist

How To Make It?

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass and fill the glass with cracks of ice. Stir the mixture well for 20 seconds and pour it into the cocktail glass. Put a cherry or twist of orange on top for garnish.

20. Sazerac

Top 20 Most Popular Mixed Drinks

This is also known to be the oldest American cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 dashes of Peycheud’s bitters
  • Few drops of water
  • 1 tsp of pernod, pastis, herbsaint or absinthe
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 2 oz of rye whiskey

How To Make It?

Prepare a small tumbler by chilling it in the freezer. Mix the Peychaud’s bitters, drops of water and sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and add the rye whiskey. Put some ice and stir the mixture for about 30 seconds. Put the Pastis, Herbsaint or absinthe into the chilled tumbler. Rotate the tumbler until the insides of it is well coated. Pour the mixture into the tumbler and squeeze the lemon peel over the drink. Serve it immediately.

-->