“The mojito; a classic and very popular cocktail. This alcoholic drink is traditionally served on the rocks.”
Fancy a drink? Here are some common and classic cocktails that you can order in a bar, pub or restaurant.
- Mojito (rum-based): A refreshing Cuban cocktail made with white rum, sugar, lime juice, mint, and soda water.
- Margarita (tequila-based): A classic Mexican cocktail made with tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice.
- Daiquiri (rum-based): A Cuban classic made with white rum, lime juice, and sugar.
- Cosmopolitan (vodka-based): A popular vodka-based cocktail made with vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, and lime juice.
- Manhattan (whiskey-based): An American classic made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters.
- Martini (gin- or vodka-based): A classic cocktail made with gin or vodka, dry vermouth, and an optional dash of bitters.
- Old Fashioned (whiskey-based): A classic whiskey-based cocktail made with whiskey, sugar, bitters, and a twist of citrus.
- Negroni (gin-based): An Italian classic made with gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.
- Sazerac (rye whiskey-based): A New Orleans classic made with rye whiskey, absinthe, sugar, and bitters.
- Mimosa (champagne-based): A classic brunch cocktail made with champagne and orange juice.
- Pina Colada (rum-based): A tropical classic made with white rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice.
- Bloody Mary (vodka-based): A classic brunch cocktail made with vodka, tomato juice, and spices.
- Long Island Iced Tea (vodka-based): A strong cocktail made with vodka, gin, tequila, rum, triple sec, and cola.
- Whiskey Sour (whiskey-based): A whiskey-based cocktail made with whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar.
- Screwdriver (vodka-based): A simple yet classic cocktail made with vodka and orange juice.
Brunch (a combination of the words breakfast and lunch) is a combination of breakfast and lunch, usually eaten in the late morning or early afternoon. A mocktail (blend of the words mock and cocktail) is an alcoholic–free beverage that has a similar taste and appearance as a cocktail.
The word cocktail can also be used to describe a mixture of different things, often dangerous or exciting things.
- “The student was rushed to hospital after taking a dangerous cocktail of drink and drugs.”
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